On April 27th 2015, GIZ and the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MoT) jointly launched the “Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport” project in Beijing. The project is commissioned under the International Climate Initiative by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). GIZ and the Transport Management Department of MoT were designated implementation partners. The overall project objective is to support the Chinese national government in improving their capacities to develop strategies and concepts for a sustainable transport development and meeting its environmental, energy and carbon-intensity targets of the next Five Year Plans. The project is divided into three components:
1) Sino-German Political Dialog
2) Urban Transport
3) Freight Transport
About 100 participants including guests from MoT, research institutions and provincial and municipal representatives listened to speeches by Prof. Dr. Liu Xiaoming, Director General of Transport Management Department of MoT and Dr. Norbert Salomon, Deputy Director General of Emission Control, Safety of Installation and Transport Department from BMUB. While Liu Xiaoming emphasized that “technologies and experience from Germany on low carbon transport development would be significantly supportive and useful for the Chinese context”, Norbert Salomon said that for “the challenges in China new solutions need to be identified”. Both confirmed the long lasting partnership of China and Germany as a perfect basis for tackling these challenges and identifying innovative solutions.
The whole-day event continued with an international and local experience exchange on low carbon transport with presentations by:
• Sun Mingzheng, Deputy Chief Engineer Beijing Transport Research Center,
• Martin Schmied, Head of Transport and Environment of INFRAS and
• Alexander Jung, Advisor at GIZ China
Download the presentations here:
Sun Mingzheng: Low Carbon Transport Policy Development in Beijing
In the afternoon session, speakers from research institutes of MoT, Chengdu and Guangzhou municipal transport commissions and logistic companies discussed in further details opportunities for green freight in cities.