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As of: January 2018

Sino-German environmental partnership

Objective and activities

Recent rapid economic growth in China poses large challenges especially to the protection of environment and resources and sustainable development. Despite numerous efforts and progresses in the conception and implementation of modern environmental legislation there is still a major need for action. For this purpose, the project functionally and technically supported the strategic Sino-German environmental dialogue, advised the Chinese Ministry for the Environment and the international environmental advisory committee in matters of environmental policy and sustainable economic development. Furthermore, it established a platform for the exchange of environment and resource efficiency technologies and offered training activities to senior staff in environmental administration offices at the central and provincial level.

State of implementation/results

  • Continuous support of the Sino-German environmental dialogue, including through the preparation and review of high-level bilateral meetings
  • Execution of a variety of accompanying measures such as technical exchange formats, study tours, capacity-building activities and targeted exchange of personnel (training on the job) to deepen the bilateral environmental dialogue.
  • Advice to the Department of Total Pollutants Control of the MEP in the drafting of regulations in the field of industrial applications.
  • Support to the working groups "Rule of Law and Ecological Civilization" and "National Governance Capacity for Green Transformation" of the Chinese Environmental Advisory CCICED and Federal Environment Minister Hendricks in her capacity as international Co-Chair of the CCICED.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) - China, Umweltbundesamt

BMUB grant:
€ 4,000,000

01/2013 till 09/2017


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