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  • 选课公告:Laws on Climate Change, Energy Transition, and Sustainable Public Procurement


    为拓展学生国际视野,服务“双碳”目标,追踪学科前沿,培养服务国家战略的高级人才,在国合处、研究生院的支持下,我院邀请欧洲大学知名教授,与我院教授联合开设“LawsonClimateChange, Energy Transition, and Sustainable Public Procurement” (气候变化、能源转型与可持续公共采购法律问题)全英文课程,课程讲授采用线上方式。从本学期第3周开始上课。上课时间为每周四晚7:00-10:00。首次开课时间为9月30日。本课程为留学生开设,同时欢迎对上述领域感兴趣的法学院研究生(二年级及以上)自愿参加学习。有意者请扫码入群,入群后请以“姓名+班级+学号”的方式实名。

    Advanced Seminar: Laws on Climate Change, Energy Transition, and Sustainable Public Procurement


    Climate change is one of the most severe challenges for mankind. Since the industrial revolution, human has been burning fossil fuels. Meanwhile, industrial processes and agriculture and land use changes emitted a large amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is the main cause of climate change. Increasing global temperature and frequent extreme weather events remind people that the danger of climate change is approaching.

    There are two main ways for human beings to address climate change, namely, mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation refers to increasing greenhouse gas sinks through various policies and measures and controlling greenhouse gas emissions. Adaptation is to reduce the loss and impact of climate change on life, property, and health through institutional, technical, and engineering measures.

    Globally, more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector. Achieving clean, green and low-carbon transformation of energy system is the key strategy to deal with climate change. At the 75th UN General Assembly on September 22, 2020 and the UN Climate Ambition Summit on December 12, 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced twice: China will increase its national independent contribution, adopt more powerful policies and measures, strive to achieve the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In order to actively cope with climate change, China put forward the goals of peak carbon dioxide emissions and carbon neutrality, which on the one hand promotes the construction of ecological civilization and the realization of the goal of a beautiful China, and on the other hand will facilitate the construction of Community of Shared Future for Mankind.

    To achieve the goal of carbon neutrality, we should increase the use of carbon sink, put more resource in the capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CCS), and build a near-zero emission energy system. In the process of promoting energy transformation, the public sector can ensure that procurement reflects the goals of resource efficiency, climate change and social responsibility through its huge procurement activities. Sustainable procurement requires reconstructing the evaluation standard, supervision mechanism and management mode of public procurement.

    This course will integrate the knowledge of climate change, energy transformation and sustainable procurement, research the frontier issues in these fields, and build a knowledge system to achieve key development goals through the design and implementation of social engineering.

    CREDIT HOURS: 3 Credit, Weeks 1-18

    SEMESTER/YEAR: Autumn 2021

    CLASS LOCATION: Online (Tencent Meeting Platform & Voov Meeting Platform)


    Course Chairs:

    Fuguo Cao(CFG), Professor of the Central University of Finance and Economics

    Xiaoping Zhang(ZXP), Associate Professor of the Central University of Finance and Economic

    Distinguished Guest Speakers

    Stefan Weishaar(SW), Professor of University of Groningen, Netherlands

    Matthias Knauff(MK), Professor of University of Jena, Germany

    Roberto Caranta(RC), Professor of University of Turin, Italy


    1. Gaining basic knowledge about climate change, energy transition, and sustainable public procurement;

    2. Understanding the interaction between legal issues regarding the areas listed above;

    3. Making recommendations or suggestions of the improvements of the sustainable public procurement.


    ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students are requested to attend all scheduled online class meetings. If there is some reason why you must miss class, please contact the TA in advance via telephone or email and ask for excused absence. Your final grade in the course may be lowered on level (e.g. B to B-) for each unexcused absence. If you have six (6) or more absences, you will be barred from taking the final exam, and will automatically fail the course.

    EXAM POLICY: The final exam will be a paper on the legal issues regarding sustainable public procurement. More details will be released by the middle of the semester.


    (may be subject to change due to availability of professors)

    Time Span



    Week 1

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Sept.30


    Course introduction/ Overview of Climate Policy and Energy Transition

    Week 2


    Week 3

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Oct.14


    Policy Instruments Addressing Climate Change: EU ETS as an Example

    Week 4

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Oct.21


    Climate Policy and National ETS in China

    Week 5

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Oct.28


    Energy transition and Public Procurement(I)

    Week 6

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Nov.4


    Energy transition and Public Procurement (II)

    Week 7

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Nov.11


    Renewable Energy Law in Germany

    Week 8

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Nov.18


    Energy Efficiency Law in Germany

    Week 9

    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Nov.25


    Sustainable procurement &contract(I)


    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Dec.2


    Energy Procurement in Germany


    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Dec.9


    Sustainable procurement &contract(II)


    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Dec.16


    Sustainable procurement &contract(III)


    7-10 PM(Beijing Time), Thursday Dec.23


    Country reports




    Intensive guidance on paper design and development