The goal of the China Low Carbon Transportation Project (CLCT) is to develop monitoring and reporting tools and avoid/shift/improve policies. The project also implements pilots to reduce urban traffic emissions through efficient application of existing, as well as new technologies, such as sharing platforms, and supports the Chinese partners to improve inter-city transport.
The Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) project with the support of the leading MFS research institutions in Germany assesses the feasibility of future technologies for the aviation, shipping and heavy duty industry along with the necessary infrastructure development in the Jing-Jin-Ji (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei) region.
The third project focuses on electric mobility and analyses the market developments, technical and regulatory barriers on new energy vehicles in China. Hereby, GIZ supports the German government to create a level playing field for the German automotive industry. GIZ works as an intelligence unit evaluating the whole supply chain of a sustainable mobility development, works on charging infrastructure as well as battery recycling.
The Chinese transport sector contributes to about 4% of total global CO2 emissions. With growing incomes, increasing urbanization, broader economic development and the expansion of e-commerce, the Chinese transport sector is poised to continue growing.
At the same time, China is pushing ahead in the development and implementation of new technologies like big data, sharing, autonomous driving, electric mobility and is investing billions of EUR in urban, rural and public infrastructure. By employing an integrated approach, these developments would allow for lower emissions in the sector.
The Chinese GIZ teams are working with and enabling the Chinese partners to achieve that goal on the national, regional and local levels. By collaborating with international partners, they share and apply best practices in the different transportation sectors, create a common understanding about challenges regarding emissions in transport and develop strategies to avoid transport needs (e.g. bike-sharing, intelligent transport systems), shift transport modes (e.g. intermodal transport, new mobility services) and improve transport efficiency (e.g. transport demand management, traffic alliances). Furthermore, they provide intelligence, news on innovations and policy briefings to the German government.