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 and Nuclear Safety (BMU) 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 BMU.


China’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Zhao Yingmin, and Svenja Schulze, Germany’s Minister for the Environment, have reinforced the strategic environmental partnership of the two countries. Based on decades of fruitful exchange, Germany and China advocated intensifying their bilateral cooperation on water and soil protection, biodiversity conservation, and environmental labelling.

The Sino-German Environmental Partnership organized a study tour on environmental governance and environmental law enforcement for high-level leaders in ministries from September 17th to 21st. The delegation was led by CHEN Chunjiang, the Deputy Chief Inspector of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection(CCDI) Inspector’s Office and the Deputy Chief Supervisor of the State Committee of Supervisory(SSC) Supervisor’s Office at the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

From July 28th to August 11th, the Sino-German Environmental Partnership project organized a training tour in Germany for the project partners – Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).


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