Reduce the PM2.5 concentration by 10% in the major cities by 2025 Increase of the forests coverage rate and the wetland protection rate to 24.1% and to 55% by 2025 Increase of surface water reaching or better than Class III water body from 83.4% in 2020 to 85% by 2025


Sino-German Environmental Partnership

The Sino-German Environmental Partnership supports the bilateral environmental policy dialogue through the exchange and advice on various topics since 2013.

Since 2013, the Sino-German Environmental Partnership has supported bilateral environmental policy dialogue through the exchange of experience and advice on various specialist topics. Thereby, the project enhances institutional and individual capacities through training, the exchange of personnel, and knowledge transfer, to best prepare China for its future as a transformed “Ecological Civilization” and its path towards a “Beautiful China”.

The partnership is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of the People’s Republic of China. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is responsible for implementing the Sino-German Environmental Partnership, which is funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMUV.


Environment and Circular Economy Transition in China


From 20 to 22 December 2021, the Environmental Partnership Project together with UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) organised an Ecosystem Accounting Workshop.

On 29 November, the “Consulting Meeting on CCICED-German Cooperation” took place in a hybrid form to discuss the German contribution in the framework of CCICED Phase VII (2022-2026).


To implement the State Council of the CCCPC’s opinion on fighting against pollution and to promote “waste-free cities”, MEE and 18 other ministries and commissions jointly issued a work plan.


MEE and the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Transport jointly issued the “Measures for the Management of Hazardous Waste Transfer”


NDRC has formulated special measures for the management of central budgetary investment projects for ecological protection and restoration in key regions and support systems.