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.


Delegation members gained insights into the role of the civil society and the need to change consumption patterns to achieve a circular economy.

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.


The MEE, the NDRC, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs jointly issued it on June 11th, outlining a three-year comprehensive marine litter cleanup campaign.


The Action Plan was issued by the MEE on June 7th, aiming to promote the construction of Beautiful Bays.


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.