Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT)
Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport
Enhancing dialogue and implementation of long-term mitigation strategies to promote low carbon transport in China
China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. With about 1Gt of CO2, the Chinese transport sector accounts for about 10 percent of the country’s total CO2 emissions. China is facing growing car-ownership levels as well as increasing volumes of both passenger and freight transport, and the quality of life in general is deteriorating due to air and noise pollution and traffic congestion, particularly in cities.
In order to tackle climate change and to make transport more sustainable, China has set ambitious goals: In September 2020, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that China will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. By 2030, the country wants to achieve the peaking of CO2 emissions, lower CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by over 65 per cent from 2005 level and increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 25 per cent.
To reach these targets, China started implementing various measures to drastically reduce its emissions. This includes the promotion of electro-mobility and smart transport systems, the expansion of public transport, the promotion of shared mobility, walking and cycling, and the promotion of intermodal transport aiming at shifting freight transport volumes from the road to more climate-friendly means including rail and inland waterways.
The CLCT project supports the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MoT) and other partners on national and city level in elaborating effective and efficient implementation strategies and policies to further develop a climate-friendly transport sector in China, and supports the Sino-German policy dialogue on long-term climate change mitigation strategies in the transport sector. It facilitates the exchange on the potentials of digitalisation, innovative technologies and integrated mobility concepts for fostering and promoting sustainable and low-carbon future transport and mobility.
To achieve this objective, the project facilitates policy dialogue and advice, sector-specific knowledge sharing and research, implements pilot projects at city level and expands specialist expertise. To this end, Chinese partners are supported, particularly in the priority areas of passenger and freight transport. The project implementation focuses on:
the facilitation of Sino-German transport climate-policy and multi-stakeholder dialogues,
the promotion of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP),
the sustainable development of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS),
the promotion of electro-mobility in the fields of urban buses and urban delivery vehicles,
the promotion of climate-oriented bus network optimisation,
the establishment of an Active Mobility Alliance in China,
the promotion of intermodal transport standardisation and hub evaluation, and
I support the mobility team in China with a focus on sustainable urban mobility planning and cycling and walking. I hold a PhD in urban geography from the University of Cologne where I worked in an international research project in China and Bangladesh with a focus on urban planning and development. Joining GIZ in 2015, I worked in the field of sustainable urbanisation in the Sino-German context as well as on international agendas towards sustainable urbanisation by serving as an advisor to the German government in the Habitat III process.
After first joining the GIZ Transport Team in August 2021, I am now a junior advisor for transport and climate change at the TraCS project and support the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport with regards to the implementation of active mobility activities and project communication.
I believe in a future of mobility that puts people’s needs first, in a manner that is sustainable for the climate and societies. Thus, I am excited to work for GIZ Transport and contribute to the implementation of climate mitigation action in the transport sector.
With a background in Political Sciences and Latin American Studies, my interest in sustainability governance was strengthened in study projects on multimodal urban mobility and energy transitions. Having lived in Germany, Mexico, Argentina and the Netherlands, I experienced the social impact of different transport regimes. I am convinced of fostering livable cities as spaces of exchange and social participation, in which climate change is mitigated and contamination is reduced.
Therefore, I am thrilled to be a part of the GIZ Transport Team and to work on making mobility more sustainable in every dimension.
I am currently heading the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project and coordinating the China activities of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia project, where together with our Chinese partners we aim at making transport in China more climate-friendly. As a trained urban planner and designer, I am passionate about how cities shape society and the other way around. Before joining GIZ in 2017, I worked for American Aecom and German ISA and AS+P, where I have been involved in projects in the fields of strategic and master planning, new town and urban redevelopment in China, Germany, Vietnam and the Middle East.
I work on the topic of transport-related emissions in the project “Sino-German Cooperation on Low-Carbon Transport” (CLCT) and support in the coordination of the consortium partners of the regional project NDC Transport Initiative in Asia. Before my time at GIZ, I worked as an interpreter at a German construction firm on the topic of high-speed railway systems. During the implementation of various other projects I already supported GIZ in China Mobility Team.
I’m currently supporting Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project and NDC Transport Initiative for Asia project (NDC-TIA) project in terms of communication and public relations. After more than two years of administrative works in GIZ China Office, I have joined the transport team in December 2020. Transportation is a crucial sector to global climate change. I am very happy to contribute to this sector and to bring more people’s attention to this topic.
I am working as a Senior Advisor of GIZ in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) and NDC-TIA Projects. My responsibilities are the implementation of project activities, especially in the fields of freight transport and logistics.