This knowledge platform supports the technical exchange and information dissemination on the topic of mobility to aid the quest for the sustainable, low carbon development of the transport sector in China.
In China, transport accounts for about 10 percent of total carbon emissions, contesting its sustainable development. Recognizing the challenge of rapid urbanization, motorization and increasing passenger and freight transport volumes, China is committed to limit the growth of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Besides implementing low carbon transport policies, China aims to achieve additional sustainability benefits, such as better air quality, reduced congestion and improved road safety. GIZ, which serves as a link between the German government and Chinese stakeholders, follows the Avoid-Shift-Improve (A-S-I) approach to promote alternative mobility solutions and develop sustainable transport systems: Avoid or reduce the need to travel, shift to or maintain the share of environmentally friendly modes and improve technology, the energy efficiency of vehicles or lower the carbon content in fuels.
Our work focuses on the following four areas: