Promoting sustainable mobility and the shift to green transport in China and Germany

Project description

Title: Sino-German Cooperation on Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) as a Contribution to the Mobility and Transport Transition
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV)​​​​​​​
Country: People's Republic of China​​​​​​​
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China (MoT)​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2019 to 2022


Mobility is changing across the globe. Closely linked trends such as urbanisation, individualisation and digitalisation are driving an increase in individualised mobility.

In China, the world’s largest emitter of CO2, low-emission technologies and alternative fuels are particularly important in order to meet new energy requirements and achieve international climate targets. With electrification, automation and shared use, new approaches are also emerging that are changing transport fundamentally.

In their quest for climate-friendly and resilient mobility, Germany and China are facing similar challenges. The cooperation provides an opportunity to jointly develop and try out new approaches and concepts.


Political and technical dialogue between China and Germany on mobility and fuels has been strengthened. In addition, technical implementation of new mobility concepts is supported.


The project supports political dialogue between the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China (MoT) and other Chinese political partners. It also promotes dialogue between experts, academic institutions and the private sector in both countries. To this end, the project prepares comparative analyses, carries out research and commissions technical studies.

The project organises expert dialogues, workshops and conferences in order to strengthen discussions on best practices and implementation scenarios and to formulate specific recommendations for political action for a socially equitable and sustainable mobility transition.

Last update: September 2022

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