Zero Emission Freight Initiative Launched at WNEVC 2022 in Beijing

On 26th August 2022, GIZ together with Smart Freight Centre (SFC), Energy Foundation China and other institutes have co-hosted the Zero Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles Forum at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) 2022[1]. The Zero Emission Freight Initiative (ZEFI), industry voluntary platform, has been launched at the Forum.

The Climate Finance Gap Fund to support the city of Xianning with early-stage project preparation for climate-resilient plans and integrated transport

GIZ, on behalf of the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (The Gap Fund), is currently implementing a technical assistance (TA) project to the city of Xianning on its early-stage development of a comprehensive transport infrastructure project concept. The project concept includes both climate change mitigation and adaptation components, such as waterway and greenway, public transport and cycling, water and wastewater infrastructure, and urban regeneration.

Decarbonising China’s Transport Sector – Workshop on Developing Road Transport Carbon Emission Models for Chinese Cities

To support Chinese cities by engaging experts and decisionmakers at municipal and provincial levels in introducing best practices from Europe and China in city-level transport emissions model development and applications, a workshop on Decarbonising China’s Transport Sector was held online on 15th August, 2022. This workshop explored the current challenges and opportunities for the establishment of transport emission models and facilitating peer-to-peer learning among Chinese cities/provinces, with a focus on introducing modelling methodologies for urban transport emissions in Chinese cities.

Climate Goals and Recommendations for Action in China’s Transport Sector

The transport sector is a key sector with regards to fossil fuel consumption, and its energy consumption and GHG emissions have been widely concerning. In recent years, China’s transport sector has made great efforts in promoting energy conservation and emission reduction, and has achieved significant results. However, there are still many problems and challenges existing in the field of transport which need to be managed, in order to accelerate the processes of energy saving and carbon reduction, and promote the realization of carbon dioxide peaking and carbon neutrality.

All in one? New Report on Urban Mobility Stations in Practice

Based on interviews with stakeholders from public institutions, research institutes and traffic planning bureaus, the report highlights the importance of inclusive planning, the buy-in of all local actors as well as the consideration of specific spatial requirements in order to increase the acceptance of newly built mobility stations.

SUMP Foshan Pilot Area Implementation – Stakeholder Discussion on Key Measures

In addition to the city-wide measures developed as part of the SUMP for Foshan, experts from CSTC following the examination of local challenges, needs, and opportunities drafted measures for the pilot area. The suggested measures are in line with Foshan’s own ambitions and key plans for boosting green mobility in the city and tackling growing city-wide transport challenges, such as high car-dependency, congestion, and insufficient connectivity of the public transport and active mobility networks.

Developing Smart Logistics for Sustainable Transport

This study focusses on the smart logistics’ influence on sustainable and low carbon development, differences as well as similarities in the understanding and application of smart logistics in China and Germany are presented. Based upon this research, a common understanding of smart logistics is proposed, and an analysis of key driving factors and future development trends of smart logistics applications in China and Germany is provided. Finally, recommendations for the further and effective development and implementation of smart logistics are put forward based on the findings of this study.

High-Speed Railway Development for a Sustainable Transport Transition

The reduction of domestic and short-distance flights depicts an important tool to decarbonise the transport sector. Considering the rapid expansion of the high-speed rail (HSR) network in China, studies point at a significant diversification of people´s mobility choices, strengthening of intercity relations and overall benefits for the socio-economic development due to HSR development. The present […]

Transport and Climate Change Week 2022: Insights & Experience from China Shared at Global Sustainable Transport Conference

The 5th Transport and Climate Change Week (TCCW) took place between 9th and 13th May, 2022. It is an international conference focused on knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer exchange on the challenges and best practices for achieving sustainability goals and decarbonisation in the transport sector. Around 1,500 experts and decision-makers from around the world joined the week-long conference through its online platform, where they could follow and engage with the events, as well as connect in online networking spaces.