Increase of days with goods or excellent air quality in major cities - compared to 76% in 2015 -to more than 80% by 2020 Ensure that the total area of wetlands stays above 53 million hectares nationwide by 2020 Decline of surface water quality declared unusable (Grade V) from 9.7 % in 2015 to less than 5 % in 2020


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.


Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change, Environment, and Climate Friendly Urban Development


The Environmental Partnership Project and the German Embassy in Beijing jointly organised an event for exchanges on business and biodiversity conservation among Chinese and international companies and organizations.

Dr Christian Stärz has been nominated to be the International Expert of the CCICED Special Policy Study (SPS) “Major Green Technology Innovation and Implementation Mechanisms”.

The Environmental Partnership Project organised a virtual seminar on the preparation of a sustainable COP for the members of the Chinese Committee for the preparation of the CBD COP 15 at national level from the MEE, as well as at local level from Yunnan Province.


Official website, China’s CBD COP 15 Pavilion in Kunming and the warm-up event “The business and finance journey to Kunming: We are part of the solution”.


The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will now be held from 11 to 24 October 2021, in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.


A law to improve the conservation of Yellow River Basin ecosystems is being drafted to strengthen protection of the watercourse and prevent environmental pollution.