Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: May 2016

Protecting the climate through low-carbon cooperation projects in city networks in Jiangsu Province

Objective and activities

The project supports the Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission in drafting holistic energy strategies adapted to the requirements of cities and industry sectors. It focuses on providing advice on integrated, innovative energy systems, especially in terms of energy streams and materials flows, increased energy efficiency and renewable energies. The project enables German expertise to be shared and promotes skills development for energy management teams. A previous project that began in 2010 has already achieved notable successes, including the development of a local mitigation strategy, a greenhouse gas inventory and energy audits for buildings.

The introduction of innovative energy systems in Jiangsu contributes to China's climate change objectives and its urban development goals. In the medium term, it will lead to the realignment of economic structures and have a positive impact on employment, training, productivity and quality of life.

The aim is to establish a low-carbon economy in Jiangsu Province by introducing new energy concepts and a circular economy. Also under debate is a cap on CO2 emissions up to 2030. A binding carbon quota is to be introduced in Jiangsu in 2017. Achieving these ambitious goals will require innovative, integrated energy systems. If they are realised successfully in Jiangsu, these goals will serve as a model for other Chinese provinces.

State of implementation/results

Project data


Partner institution:

National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Development and Reform Commission of Jiangsu Province (JDRC)

Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMUB grant:
€ 3,500,000

02/2015 till 09/2018


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