FACILITATING EXCHANGE: Four Sino-German Expert Salons on Energy Efficiency and Heating

To strengthen and continue the in-depth bilateral exchange between China and Germany in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable heating, the Sino-German Energy Partnership organized four half-day expert workshops on 10th -11th December 2018 in Beijing. The four expert salons covered the focus areas of energy efficiency policies, energy efficiency networks, energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable and clean heating.

The four Sino-German Expert Salons brought together German and Chinese experts from governmental authorities, academia, think tanks and representatives of both countries private sectors. On the German side, high-level representatives of Fraunhofer ISI, LEEN GmbH, ifeu Institute and IREES introduced and discussed the German status-quo, experiences and future strategies in the respective topics. Despite different framework conditions in both countries, the intensive discussions showed the high relevance and importance of exchanging on experiences and lessons-learned in the fields of energy efficiency and sustainable heating.

Sino-German Expert Salons serve as an expert exchange and policy advice platform focusing on strategically relevant topics based on both sides’ interests and focal areas. Expert Salons bring together German and Chinese experts, policy makers, academia and industry representatives to discuss both sides’ policy instruments, challenges, technology solutions and lessons-learned.

The four Sino-German Expert Salons were co-organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and Energy Research Institute (ERI) (energy efficiency policies), China International Engineering Consulting Corporation (CIECC) (energy efficiency networks), National Energy Conservation Center (NECC) (energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable heating) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) on clean heating and subsidy policies, respectively.

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons

Impression of the Sino-German Expert Salons