Chinese German Cooperation on Environment
Climate and Natural Resources

ABOUT CHINESE GERMAN COOPERATION ON ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

Germany and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Combatting Climate Change and initiated this bilateral dialogue as “Sino-German Climate Partnership”.

The IKI project “Sino-German Climate Partnership” has been established to support the cooperation between the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

The new phase of the project starts in 2018 with close alignment to the restructuring at the Chinese government. In this phase, the project aims to advance the policy dialogue and cooperation with the Chinese partners domestically as well as within the international context of climate change. Part of the work will be supporting the development and implementation of China’s medium- and long-term low-carbon development strategies, hence by supporting the Chinese government in strengthening the climate governance system.

Domestically the SGCP project supports the policy dialogue on climate change (Sino-German Working Group on Climate Change) and enhances the exchange of German experiences and best practices, this includes strengthening capacities for the development of integrated climate and energy action plans as well as adaptation concepts for cities.

On international level the SGCP project enhances the knowledge of both patterns about best practices in regard of climate policies and their implementation.

For new cooperation topics identified by the Working Group on Climate Change, the project acts as an incubator for IKI development. As interface for knowledge management, it serves as a hub for exchange between partners of the IKI within and outside China, especially within the UNFCCC process.

Projects

Chinese German Cooperation on Environment, Climate and Nature Resource is consolidating content from the following list of projects :

Capacity Building for the establishement of Emission Trading Schemes in China

BILLATERAL PROJECT
Project country
China
Implementing organisation
National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), NDRC
Project Partners
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Duration
07/12 - 03/19

The project is supporting the responsible government institutions in China in the preparation and introduction of an emission trading scheme (ETS) by providing specialist advice and training. The support covers various aspects of an ETS, including the legal and procedural framework, market oversight, emission caps, allocation mechanisms, trading platforms and registries. A key element is the sharing of experience with German and European institutions. The project is also working to involve the private sector. Companies regulated and firms involved in carbon exchanges and verification are being trained on the ETS, its application and the special characteristics of the different sectors. The focus is on monitoring and reporting requirements. The project is also fostering the regional exchange of knowledge and the involvement of China in international networks related to carbon markets.

Project country
China
Implementing organisation
National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), NDRC
Project Partners
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Duration
07/12 - 03/19

The project is supporting the responsible government institutions in China in the preparation and introduction of an emission trading scheme (ETS) by providing specialist advice and training. The support covers various aspects of an ETS, including the legal and procedural framework, market oversight, emission caps, allocation mechanisms, trading platforms and registries. A key element is the sharing of experience with German and European institutions. The project is also working to involve the private sector. Companies regulated and firms involved in carbon exchanges and verification are being trained on the ETS, its application and the special characteristics of the different sectors. The focus is on monitoring and reporting requirements. The project is also fostering the regional exchange of knowledge and the involvement of China in international networks related to carbon markets.

the team

Alexander Fisher

Project Director
Head of Cluster for Climate, Environment,
Natural Resources & Sino-German Climate Partnership III

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Partners