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.


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 [...]

Three Kick-off meetings with the topic of cooperation on chemicals management, marine litter and biodiversity were held in this quarter by the Sino-German Environmental Partnership (Phase III) and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

On 6-7 February, the SPS on Promoting Digitization and Green Technologies for Sustainable Development held a hybrid workshop in Geneva. The workshop was organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the German Environment Agency (UBA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Nankai University.


In September, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other 6 departments released a Work Plan for Stabilizing Growth of the Automobile Industry (2023-2024).

On September 2023, China released its third dedicated plan – The National Plan of Prevention and Control of Desertification (2021-2030) -, to further refine its regulatory framework and technical guidance for desertification management.

While no major new national environmental pollution abatement target or measures have been released during this quarter, new advances on controlling GHGs may have co-benefits for air quality.