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.


The BMU and MEE officially launched the Sino-German Biodiversity Cooperation under the Sino-German Environmental Partnership Phase II. It supports the development of an ambitious Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) released its 2020 Annual Policy Recommendations, Issues Paper and the reports of its Special Policy Study (SPS) working teams on September 17th and 18th in Beijing, China.

The Federal Environment Agency’s (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) publication “Quality assurance of compost and digestate – Experiences from Germany” was translated into Chinese with support from the “Sino-German Environmental Partnership” project and the “China Integrated Waste Management NAMA Support Project,”


Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the world to join hands and act urgently to advance biodiversity conservation and global environmental governance. He also stressed the imperativeness of international cooperation to chart a sustainable pathway in response to COVID-19.


China plans to ramp up legislative measures after President Xi Jinping addressed national food security risks and called for greater efforts to reduce food waste.


A new standard system for “greening, reducing and recycling” express packaging shall be in place by 2022. The guideline reflects policy recommendations by one of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) Special Policy Study (SPS) contributed to by the BMU.