Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership


The partnership is working to influence political dialogue to address the challenges created by a fast-paced urbanization process and climate change in both China and Germany. It aims to create platforms for cross-city institutional exchange of experiences, facilitate knowledge exchange and promote capacity building that can drive the development of joint solutions to these challenges. Key targets of the exchange are to reduce CO2 emissions, promote a more balanced urbanization development and improve quality of life in cities in both China and Germany.

Supported by: Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)

Overall term: 2016 – 2021

Sustainable Infrastructure Alliance (SIA)

The partnership aims to create a market for sustainable infrastructure standards based on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in China, India and Indonesia. Moreover, research and knowledge transfer are also supported to encourage the dialogue with and between different stakeholders.

Supported by:

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Overall term: 2017 – 2021

Europe-China Eco Cities Link (EC-Link)

The project aimed at helping the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in shaping a national ecological and low-carbon framework for urban development by providing services, technical assistance and expertise. The project also supported Chinese municipalities with their own ecological, low-carbon urban development.

Supported by: European Union (EU), Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)

Overall term: 2013 – 2020