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.


On February 27, the Kick-off Meeting of the Scoping Study on Circular Economy within the research framework of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) was conducted virtually.

On 1st of November, the Ministers of Environment of China and Germany, Huang Runqiu and Steffi Lemke, attended the 7th Sino-German Environmental Forum in Taicang, Jiangsu. The Sino-German Environmental Forum is a high-level political dialogue between the two countries, which is combined with a conference on relevant environment policy topics.

Guided by the theme “Green Transition for High-Quality Development: Modernization in Harmony with Nature” the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place from 28 to 30 August 2023 in Beijing and drew more than 500 high-level experts from government, research, the private sector and civil [...]


The General Office of the SC issued the Opinions on Accelerating the Establishment of a Waste Recycling System on February 6th, which emphasize the importance of resource recycling and reuse.

The Action Plan for Advancing the Green Transformation of Express Packaging issued by the NDRC and other 7 ministries came into effect on November 23rd.

The new Food Security Protection Law has been adopted on December 29th, 2023, and it will come into effect on June 1st, 2024.