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Municipal energy policies and concepts: German and Chinese Experiences

The event on “Municipal energy policies and concepts: German and Chinese Experiences” was part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN), an event series jointly organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum (CCF).

The panel included distinguished experts from the fields of energy and eco-city planning, as well as those working on EU-China projects and Sino-German projects focusing on energy concepts. As the speakers came from both Chinese and international backgrounds, the audience were enabled to gain an insight into a mix perspectives, especially during Q&A sessions. After the discussion, the guests enjoyed the follow-up networking event.

For record of discussion and Executive Summary, download PDF: Municipal energy policies and concepts

First INDCs and Implications for Further Actions: Paving the Way to Paris

The event, “First INDCs and Implications for Further Actions: Paving the Way to Paris, is part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network 2012-2014 event series jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum (CCF).

The event featured a range of high-level speakers, including the Netherlands Minister for the Environment, the Head of International Climate Policy at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the Director of International Cooperation at NCSC, the Chinese government’s climate change policy thinktank. Following a keynote speech by the Minister, the distinguished panel discussed the progress so far on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for post-2020 climate action, which will be the subject of negotiation at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris later this year. The panel also featured a representative from the Embassy of Switzerland, which was the first country to submit its INDC to the UNFCCC, as well as from the World Resources Institute (WRI), a prominent climate change policy thinktank.

For full Executive Summary and speech by Ms. Wilma Mansveld, download PDF: First INDCs and Implications for Further Actions 

A National Energy Transition: Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ and China’s opportunities

The Panel - From Left: Dr. Sven-Uwe Müller (Moderator - GIZ), Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (Expert Commission to monitor Germany’s ‘Energiewende’), Mr. Wang Zhongying (Energy Research Institute), Dr. Hu Zhaoguang (State Grid Energy Research Institute)

The Panel – From Left: Dr. Sven-Uwe Müller (Moderator – GIZ), Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (Expert Commission to monitor Germany’s ‘Energiewende’), Mr. Wang Zhongying (Energy Research Institute), Dr. Hu Zhaoguang (State Grid Energy Research Institute)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany is well placed to achieve the ambitious goals of its National Energy Transition (Energiewende in German), yet a number of implementation challenges must be overcome, including – energy security (reducing energy imports); diversifying energy supply while phasing out nuclear power; gaining collective agreement on how to achieve the established targets, policies and measures; and, communicating the economic advantages to the broader community.

China’s environmental targets and low carbon pilot regions are two major efforts to restructure towards green economy, creating many opportunities for bilateral cooperation on energy planning and energy technologies. The lessons learned through ‘Energiewende’, over time, can help make China’s eventual energy transition an easier one. For the recored of discussion and an executive summary CCF’s panel with Dr. Sven-Uwe Müller (Moderator – GIZ), Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (Expert Commission to monitor Germany’s ‘Energiewende’), Mr. Wang Zhongying (Energy Research Institute), and Dr. Hu Zhaoguang (State Grid Energy Research Institute), download PDF: A National Energy Transition 

Climate action beyond 2012: China and the World post-Durban

Event Date: December 15, 2011

Climate action beyond 2012: China and the World post-Durban was the seventh in the China Low Carbon Leadership Network 2011 event series jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum (CCF). 76 representatives of government, NGOs, business and media joined GIZ and CCF to discuss outcomes of the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The speakers presented an extremely good cross-sectoral balance of perspectives on the outcomes of Durban; with most agreeing a ‘middle ground’ outcome had been reached. This balance of perspectives made way for a stimulating Q&A session with the audience, and many stayed on afterward to further network and discuss the topics of the evening. Continue reading