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Training of key stakeholders for climate protection in the housing sector

As of: September 2021

Based on a previous International Climate Initiative project, this project systematically strengthened the capacity and knowledge of policy-makers and relevant officials in Chinese provinces and cities in the fields of energy-saving measures and energy efficient renovations in the building sector. To this end, the project developed training methods, which – as requested by the partners – were primarily designed using German know-how and technology expertise. In addition, the training measures addressed how the building sector can be included in an emissions trading system, which would then serve as a potential source of financing for energy efficient renovation of buildings. A 'training the trainers' approach used in cooperation with training institutes helped disseminate the expertise beyond the project.
Predecessor project(s)
Climate Change Mitigation by Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • In the framework of the project a pool of Chinese trainers for a widespread knowledge transfer was built to ensure the continuation of the project. New interactive methods and action training were introduced.
  • In consultations between all partners training needs in Chinese cities have been identified. New training curricula, materials and formats were designed in cooperation with German experts.
  • More than 1,000 people took part in a series of so called “Road shows” piloted in September 2014 in different Chinese cities.
  • Representatives from the partner ministry MOHURD, decision-makers and other key players visited Germany on study tours in order to familiarise themselves with German experience in low-carbon urban development.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development - China

Implementing partner(s):
  • Chinese Academy of Governance
  • Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS)
  • National Academy for Mayors of China (NAMC) - China

BMU grant:
1.949.630,31 €

12/2013  till  08/2016


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