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.


German experts recently joined two additional Special Policy Study (SPS) research groups of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).

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).


On 11 March, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China jointly issued the document “Opinions on Speeding up Establishing Legal and Policy System for Green Production and Consumption”, which aims to improve current laws and regulations, and facilitate green production and consumption nationally. The […]


Amid the concerns on how “green” China can remain under the enormous economic pressure caused by the current COVID19 pandemic, on 3 March 2020, the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee and the State Council jointly released a “Guideline on Building a Modern Environmental Governance System” (hereafter referred to as the “Guideline”). […]


The national forestry authority urged local governments to strengthen the protection of migratory birds and remove threats to their safety as migration season continues. According to a notice posted on the State Forestry and Grassland Administration’s website on Tuesday, local authorities have been asked to gather accurate information about the species of migratory birds in […]