Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT)

Enhancing dialogue and implementation of long-term mitigation strategies to promote low carbon transport in China

To achieve the dual carbon goals of peaking carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, China started implementing various measures to drastically reduce its emissions. In the transport sector, these include 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
  • the promotion of sustainable urban freight

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Project Information

Contact: Sebastian Ibold,

Country: China

Duration: 03/2015 – 07/2022

Status: concluded

Funder: International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Implementing Partner: Ministry of Transport (MoT) of the People’s Republic of China

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