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


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.

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) issued the 2022-2023 Work Plan. The financial year 2022-2023 is critical for starting CCICED Phase VII. With “Green, Inclusive, and High-Quality Development” as its theme, Phase VII will set four task forces: Innovation in Global Environmental Governance, National Green Governance System, Sustainable Production and Consumption, and Low-Carbon and Inclusive Transition.

Approved by the Chinese government and adopted by the 59th Standing Committee of the Convention on Wetlands, the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (COP 14) will be held from 5 to 13 November 2022, with an online and offline main venue in Wuhan, Hubei and an online and offline sub venue in Geneva, Switzerland, where the Convention Secretariat is located.


The Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a Report on the Work of the Government on behalf of the State Council at the opening meeting of the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress.


The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and five other institutions have issued the List of New Pollutants under Key Control (2023 Edition).


The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) jointly issued the Notice on Implementing the Implementation Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Strengthening the Supervision and Management of Sewage Outlets into Rivers and the Sea.