China is already the world’s largest consumer and producer of energy. China's primary energy consumption will double by 2040, accounting for around 25% of global demand. This means that the country has considerable influence on the future development of the world’s energy supply, energy markets and carbon emissions. It is therefore in the interest of both sides to promote the dialogue on German experience and solutions for China in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and the regulatory framework.
The German-Chinese Energy Partnership is established at intergovernmental level whilst also involving companies of both countries with a view to supporting mutually beneficial cooperation. Energy partnerships make an important contribution towards the development of sustainable, country-specific solutions to the challenges of the energy transition. The aim of the cooperation is to support the partner countries as they build up a sustainable supply of energy.
This brochure provides facts and figures about the German-Chinese Energy Partnership and about cooperation in the two working groups on “Energy” and “Energy Efficiency”.