Two of the most important Eco-Labels worldwide are cooperating. These two are the German “Blue Angel” with its 12,000 products and 1,500 certified producers and the China Environmental Labelling Programme (CEL) with its 150,000 products and 3,000 certified producers.
On November 11th, BMUB is organizing a conference on “Environmental Labelling, during which a Letter of Intent regarding the engagement of a pilot project for the promotion and mutual recognition of Environmental Labelling will be signed. Signatory parties are BMUB, the Environmental Development Center (EDC) of MEP, the China United Environmental Certification Center (CEC), the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the RAL German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification.
A one work study tour which led a Chinese delegation of high ranking members of urban planning agencies and research institutions to multiple cities in Germany and the Netherlands. Participants of the study tour have gained insights into the urban planning concepts and processes in those cities. They expressed the hope to use their gained experiences as a valuable reference for pilot projects in China.