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Sino-German Environmental Partnership Phase II

As of: March 2019

Objective and activities

In a time of slower economic growth, the 13th FYP strengthens environmental protection by pushing for a sustainable development and the realisation of an ´Ecological Civilisation´. The Sino-German Environmental Partnership further improves China’s environmental governance approach through targeted exchange of experiences and advice on air, soil and water pollution prevention and control among other topics. The project fosters market-based approaches, sustainable production and consumption patterns, and strengthens institutional and human capacities thus contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030. The project enhances the bilateral environmental dialogue with the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development with concrete policy concepts and solution-oriented approaches.

Predecessor project(s)
Sino-German environmental partnership

State of implementation/results

  • First high-level study tour on environmental governance issues to prepare for CCICED in 2017
  • Support for Strategic Environmental Dialogue
  • since March 2018 climate and environmental protection are located in the new founded Ministry of Ecological Environment (MEE) – the project contributes directly to the mitigation of CO2 emissions in China by improving the regulatory framework of the air pollution control, developing an air action plan, providing German and European know-how, as well as providing best practices for the control of emission sources
  • an international symposium for the exchange of best practices regarding the prevention of ground pollution was jointly organized by the project and the CCICED in June 2018
  • joint organization of a Roundtable Meeting on ministerial level together with the CCICED to discuss the task force Global Governance and Ecological Civilization
  • as part of the Appraisal Center on Environment and Engineering (ACEE) exchange of expertise and the German-Chinese symposium on water management in December 2017, the project supported the implementation of the Chinese water action plan

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environmental Protection - China
  • China Council for International Cooperation (CCICED) - China ,Ministry of Environmental Protection - China

BMU grant:
€ 4,500,000

09/2017 till 09/2021


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