Up-scaling and mainstreaming sustainable building practices in western China
Up-scaling and mainstreaming sustainable building practices in western China 

28 September 2018


International Forum of Financing

Sustainable Buildings



Date: 15 November 2018

Venue: Kingworld Hotel, Chongqing, China


Hosted by:

The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership, GIZ


In collaboration with:

China Association of Building Energy Efficiency

Chongqing Association of Building Energy Efficiency

Chongqing Economic Promotional Centre for Building Material Industry


Supported by:

Chongqing Bank




In the last decade, the Chinese government has implemented multiple policies to promote sustainable buildings. Among others, public financing provides a major incentive for various actors to improve building energy performance and construct green buildings. However, it is evident that subsidies alone are far from sufficient to mainstream sustainable buildings in China. Green financing channels and tools are essential for attracting private investment to fill in the immense financial gaps. At the same time, green financing is becoming a mainstream theme for both financial institutions and policy makers globally and has developed rapidly in China. So far, the building sector has received far less attention.

This forum, in the framework of SusBuild project financed by EU Switch-Asia program, will gather key actors from China, Europe, and international financial institutions to discuss about challenges and solutions of green financing in supporting sustainable building development in China and to explore opportunities for collaboration. Potential participants from China will include national bank authorities, national and local construction authorities, domestic banks, enterprises in the building sector (e.g. ESCOs and developers), and intermediate actors. Moreover, representatives from financial institutions and other agencies from Europe, international development banks and global think tanks will be invited to the forum.

The topics range from specific measures Chinese banks and other financial institutions have taken to mainstream financing for sustainable buildings, experience, challenges and needs for accessing financing by the building sectors, supportive mechanisms that bridge the gaps between the financial sector and the building sector, to the engagement of international development banks in financing sustainable buildings in China. 


Please access the link below for the tentative agenda of the forum and the registration form.