Introduction to the Sino-German Environmental Partnership Project
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is implementing the Environmental Partnership Project in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), within the framework of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Environmental Partnership Project has now entered the second phase of the partnership running until 2021.
The GIZ project team offers demand oriented advice and capacity building measures to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), a non-profit, international advisory body to the Chinese government, on developing and implementing effective environmental policy. It also provides support in the developing process of the 13th Five Year Plan. Exchange of personnel, trainings and knowledge transfers are conducted to support the advisory process, in order to best prepare China for its future as a transformed Ecological Civilization.
“Environmental Policy Dialogue” supports an ongoing dialogue between Chinese and German experts on various operational levels, and on selected topics of the bilateral Sino-German strategic environmental dialogue.
“Cooperation with the CCICED” constitutes the German contribution to CCICED and supports various working groups on climate, environmental, and development issues, with the aim to promote sustainable development in China. In 2014, the project supported a CCICED task force on institutional innovation for environmental protection, and two policy studies on air pollution prevention and urbanization aspects. The policy recommendations elaborated by the working groups were presented in December 2014 at the CCICED Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 2015 the project supports working groups on governance capacity for green transformation as well as on legislation/regulations and incentive mechanisms for soil environmental management in China.