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Low Carbon Land Use

As of: November 2018

Objective and activities

The project assisted the government's efforts to achieve its GHG reduction goal by developing and piloting sectoral approaches in agriculture, forestry and mining landscape restoration. Climate-smart agricultural measures were identified which primarily assure adaptation to climate change and food security and secondly reduce GHG. Measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) methodologies for GHG reduction in the forestry sector were developed. These meet international standards and China can relate to those in the context of its emission trade. Strategies were formulated for the rapid dissemination of technical options by means of integrated regulatory and economic incentive systems.

State of implementation/results

  • project completed
  • implementation of the Chinese GHG reduction goals in agricultural, forestry and mining sectors supported
  • three climate friendly land use methods developed and validated:
1) sutainable agriculture: storage potential: 3.8 t CO2 per ha and year 2) low carbon land consolidaton: mitigation potential: t CO2 per ha and year 3) rehabilitation of lignite opencast mining sites: CO2 binding afforestation through locally adapted tree species

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Commerce - China
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

BMU grant:
€ 3,494,000

03/2012 till 07/2016


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