CCICED: Two new German SPS International Core Experts


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

Mr. Stephan Contius, Head of Division IK I 2 in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU), joined the newly founded SPS on Green Finance as International Core Expert. This SPS will focus on conservation finance and is scheduled to provide policy recommendations for the upcoming 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15). At the same time, Mr. Contius maintains his role as a Special Advisor to the CCICED.

Furthermore, Mr. Ulf Jaeckel, Head of Division G II 2, BMU, became International Core Expert to the SPS on Green Transformation and Sustainable Social Governance, which will conduct research on the development of a national strategy for sustainable consumption and production, which will be closely linked to the development of the 14th Five-Year Plan.

Mr. Jaeckel (front row, third from left) participates in SPS meeting on 17 January 2020 in Beijing. ©CCICED

The CCICED was established in 1992 as a unique high level international and interdisciplinary advisory body which serves as a platform for Chinese and international experts to collaborate and provide policy recommendations to the Chinese government. On behalf of BMU, the Sino-German Environmental Partnership II project (SGEP) manages the German contribution to the CCICED and supports both experts’ participation in the SPS research work.