According to the GTAI, spending on smart city projects in China, which combine sustainable urban energy concepts and innovative mobility solutions, rose by around 13 percent year-on-year to just under USD 26 billion in 2020. This puts the country in second place worldwide behind the USA. By 2024, more than half of Chinese spending is expected to be on sustainable infrastructure and efficient energy supply, as well as data-driven governance and digital management. The approach of combining data collected in public spaces with private-sector data to achieve new intelligent solutions in traffic or urban planning as well as energy supply is part of the Chinese smart city concepts.

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Current trends and developments in China’s environmental, building and energy sector

To follow the ambitious goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060, China has to implement highly ambitious policies and measures. Especially the transport and mobility sector plays a major role in CO2 emissions and needs to undergo a transformation. The newly published report by econet china establishes the role of the transport sector for a climate target policy plan in China. More


Beijing and Shanghai release Mobility Planning Guidelines

A recently published policy briefing by GIZ’s China Mobility Team highlights changes and plans in China’s regulatory landscape in the fields of mobility & infrastructure, environment & climate, as well as industry & technology. Beijing is taking a step into further developing a sustainable mobility sector.



China 30.60 – Renewable Energy Seminar – March 24

Our friends at the AHK Greater China together with German Centres Worldwide are organizing  the seminar “RenewableEnergies in China” on March 24, 2022 to outline current trends and challenges for Berlin business for entering the Chinese market as well as to present practical approaches for switching to green energy sources.


Upcoming CN-BC Webinars: February 11 & February 22 – Doing business with China

The Cooperation Network Berlin & China (CN-BC) has two exciting and highly interesting digital Webinars coming up in February, both aiming to improve your expertise when doing business with China. Both guest speakers, Daniel Gebhardt and Fabian Knopf, are generously offering a limited + free number of 1-on-1 meetings with interested Berlin-based companies.


Smart City Tech Week China: Online Webinar from 29 Nov – 3 Dec

In a series of online webinars on Smart Cities in China from November 29th to December 3rd, the investment group Venturous will discuss China’s carbon neutrality goal, its challenges, trends and how Smart Energy technology can make a critical difference to China’s aggressive objective of being carbon neutral by 2060.


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