Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT)
Enhancing dialogue and implementation of long-term mitigation strategies to promote low carbon transport in China
China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. With about 1Gt of CO2, the Chinese transport sector accounts for about 10 per cent of the country’s total CO2 emissions. Furthermore, China is facing growing car-ownership levels as well as increasing volumes of both passenger and freight transport, and the quality of life in general is deteriorating due to air and noise pollution and traffic congestion, particularly in cities.
In order to tackle climate change and to make transport more sustainable, China has set ambitious goals: The country aims at lowering CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 60 to 65 per cent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels and at reaching the peaking of its total CO2 emissions by 2030, making best efforts to peak earlier. In addition, the share of public transport in motorized travel in big-and medium-sized cities should reach 30 per cent by the end of 2020.
To reach these targets, China started implementing various measures to drastically reduce its emissions. This includes the large-scale promotion of electro-mobility and Big Data based smart transport systems, public transport and shared mobility (e. g. car-sharing or car-pooling), walking and cycling but also sustainable urban freight and intermodal transport.
The CLCT project implements activities in four fields:
Sino-German Policy Dialogue – Facilitation of the Sino-German policy dialogue on long-term climate change mitigation strategies in the transport sector
– Conduction of a foresight study on the future of sustainable transport and mobility in China and Germany Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) – Development of National GHG emission scenarios for the Chinese transport sector
– Development of the HBEFA China Road Transport Emission Model
– Development of a Carbon Footprinting Guideline for Chinese logistics companies Urban Passenger Transport and Mobility Planning – Promotion of urban bus electrification – Promotion of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP)
– Regulation of New Mobility Services and development of a Mobility-as-a-Service (Maas) framework for China
– Promotion of walking and cycling Freight Transport – Promotion of urban freight vehicle electrification
– Promotion of intermodal transport
– Green Fleet Manager Trainings
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I support the mobility team in China with a focus on sustainable urban mobility planning and cycling and walking. I hold a PhD in urban geography from the University of Cologne where I worked in an international research project in China and Bangladesh with a focus on urban planning and development. Joining GIZ in 2015, I worked in the field of sustainable urbanisation in the Sino-German context as well as on international agendas towards sustainable urbanisation by serving as an advisor to the German government in the Habitat III process.
I am currently heading the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project and coordinating the China activities of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia project, where together with our Chinese partners we aim at making transport in China more climate-friendly. As a trained urban planner and designer, I am passionate about how cities shape society and the other way around. Before joining GIZ in 2017, I worked for American Aecom and German ISA and AS+P, where I have been involved in projects in the fields of strategic and master planning, new town and urban redevelopment in China, Germany, Vietnam and the Middle East.
Technical Advisor fot the Mobility Team Based in Bejing, China
I work on the topic of transport-related emissions in the project “Sino-German Cooperation on Low-Carbon Transport” (CLCT) and support in the coordination of the consortium partners of the regional project NDC Transport Initiative in Asia. Before my time at GIZ, I worked as an interpreter at a German construction firm on the topic of high-speed railway systems. During the implementation of various other projects I already supported GIZ in China Mobility Team.
I’m currently supporting Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project and NDC Transport Initiative for Asia project (NDC-TIA) project in terms of communication and public relations. After more than two years of administrative works in GIZ China Office, I have joined the transport team in December 2020. Transportation is a crucial sector to global climate change. I am very happy to contribute to this sector and to bring more people’s attention to this topic.
I am working as a Senior Advisor of GIZ in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) and NDC-TIA Projects. My responsibilities are the implementation of project activities, especially in the fields of freight transport and logistics.