About Us

The “Sustainable Transport in China” Blog informs about latest developments in green and sustainable transport. We provide news, opinions and reports on policy and technology developments in urban transportation, freight transportation, and people transportation in China and around the world.

The blog is run by the Sustainable Mobility team at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Beijing. We work towards a successful combination of a mobility transition and the energy transition in the transport sector in order to guarantee climate and environmental protection, future-oriented industrial development and a future worth living around the world.

The project Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) is supporting Chinese decision-makers and relevant stakeholders in elaborating effective and efficient implementation strategies and policies to further develop a climate-friendly transport sector in China. The project supports the Sino-German policy dialogue on long-term climate change mitigation strategies, implements pilot projects in the field of passenger and freight/logistics transport, conducts research studies and facilitates the exchange on the potentials of digitalisation, innovative technologies and integrated planning concepts for promoting sustainable mobility.

The project Sino-German Cooperation on Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Mobility and Transport Transition promotes the dialogue between Germany and China on sustainable design of transport system transformation. It focuses on integrated mobility, especially on mobility and transport hubs, sector coupling, rural mobility and demographic change, as well as the potentials of micro mobility and non-motorized transport. At the same time, it evaluates related concepts and techniques as well as the impact of digitization to support a sustainable mobility transition in China and Germany.

The Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility project works as an intelligence unit and assesses all market developments in the field of electro-mobility in China- from technologies, policies, charging infrastructure to battery recycling, 2nd life applications and much more.

Even though international shipping accounts for less than 3 % of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (about the same as Germany), overall shipping emissions have a major effect on both global warming and local air quality in and around port cities and areas. In China, roughly 70 % of vessel exhaust emissions are emitted in close proximity to coasts an in ports. The goal of the project Sustainable Power Supply of Ships for Better Air Quality in Chinese Ports is to promote sustainable technologies and fuels within China’s port infrastructure to supply clean energy to ships during their layovers in ports. The project provides technical expertise, capacity building, and policy advice to the Chinese government. It also supports the preparation of demonstration projects with industry partners.

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