Sustainable Production and Consumption

Sustainable Consumption & Production

China faces the increasing responsibility to develop in a more sustainable manner. Consumption and production play a particularly crucial role in this process, as sustainable consumption and production patterns contribute to making the country’s economy more resource- and energy efficient in addition to being environmentally friendly. Furthermore, boosting domestic consumption could contribute to the achievement of a moderately well-off society by increasing the quality of life and contributing to the creation of a socially just and politically stable “Beautiful China”.

The Sino-German Environmental Partnership project supports its Chinese partners in the areas of sustainable consumption and green development, environmental labelling, and green public procurement. For example, capacity building measures for Chinese technical personnel in the areas of standards formulation and certification procedures of the German Blue Angel eco-labelling standard, as well as German Green Public Procurement and the harmonization of Sino-German common standards of environmental labelling have been carried out.