Tong Zhu

Successful kickoff meeting with INTEGRATE partners

Climate change and air pollution continue to present danger to human health, and interfere with the economy in decremental and costly manners. An in-depth understanding of the interplay between climate change mitigation, local air pollution, human health and the economy is of first importance to researchers, policymakers, business and the wider community. The INTEGRATE project is dedicated to deepen the understanding of this interplay in a global context.

On 17th November 2020, the kick-off meeting of INTEGRATE was held online via zoom. This is the first online event with the participation of all consortium partners. Participants from Germany and China presented the ongoing research work, in particular, on the following four areas:

  1. Energy transition pathways for China and Germany/EU in the global context
  2. Integrated assessment of the synergies of GHG emissions mitigation and air pollution control
  3. Firm behaviour concerning climate change protection and local air pollution
  4. Consumer behaviour concerning climate change protection and local air pollution

INTEGRATE is funded as the first pilot project under the Sino-German cooperation agreement on joint climate impact research, aiming to create the basis for the further expansion of joint cooperation. One of the goals of the INTEGRATE project was highlighted during the kick-off meeting, that is to enable mutual learning, and to stimulate knowledge and ideas exchange in energy and climate research between German and Chinese researchers.