Sino-German Cooperation on Energy Efficiency Deepened

8th Meeting of the Sino-German Working Group on Energy Efficiency

Participants of the Sino-German Working Group Meeting on Energy Efficiency

On 14 March 2023, the 8th annual meeting of the Sino-German Working Group on Energy Efficiency between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC (NDRC) took place virtually. Both sides reviewed the working group's activities and achievements in 2022, agreed on the work plan for 2023, and expressed their strong commitment to deepen and further the bilateral cooperation. Both sides agreed on deepening the cooperation on energy efficiency policy and standard exchange, the Sino-German demonstration project on energy efficiency cities and energy efficiency network as well as exploring new cooperation areas in industry. Furthermore, both sides expressed the wish on strengthening dissemination of the Sino-German cooperation results on energy efficiency and enhancing the exchange under the multilateral cooperation framework.

Deputy Director General Ursula BORAK for Bilateral and Regional Climate and Energy Cooperation of the Foreign Economic Policy department of BMWK, and Deputy Director General Liu Qiong from the Department of Environment and Resource Conservation of NDRC headed the meeting.

Participants included, amongst others, representatives from BMWK, NDRC, the German Embassy in Beijing, the implementation organisations from both sides - GIZ, the German Energy Agency (dena), the National Energy Conservation Center of China (NECC), the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP Consulting) and China International Engineering Consulting Corporation (CIECC), China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS), as well as the local partners of the demonstration projects & cooperation areas, Jintan Economic Development Zone, Taicang High-Tech Industrial Zone in Jiangsu Province and the German consulting company Arqum.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements the Sino-German Energy Partnership on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).
For more information on the Sino-German Working Group on Energy Efficiency, please contact: Ms. Yin Yuxia (yuxia.yin(at), Project Director of the Sino-German Energy Partnership, GIZ.