Environment
Jul 16, 2020

New joint research project on the environmental management of chemicals in China and Germany

May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020

On 27 May, 2020, a video conference was organized between the German Environment Agency (UBA), GIZ (SGEP), the Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center (FECO) of China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and the China Solid Waste and Chemical Management Center of MEE. The participants agreed to launch a joint research project focusing on the environmental management of chemicals in China and Germany.

Chemicals management is an environmental issue which both China and Germany are concerned with. The proposed joint research will exchange information about regulatory systems, laws and regulations from both sides and promote follow-up bilateral cooperation. The joint research will facilitate exchanges on the background of environmental chemicals management in both countries, and provide insights government departments at all levels, industry and enterprises, research and/or educational institutes, social organizations, and individuals in China and Germany concerned about chemicals management issues. A joint research report is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2020.

This workstream is facilitated by the Sino-German Environmental Partnership.

Sino-German Environmental Partnership II

Project country
China
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China (MEE)
Implementation Partners
International Environmental Cooperation Office (IECO), MEE; China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
Duration
09/2017 – 10/2021

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. In September 2017, the Sino-German Environmental Partnership entered into its second phase, which will continue until 2021. Through its activities, the Sino-German Environmental Partnership supports its Chinese project partners in transforming the existing environmental management system into a holistic environmental governance system which involves actors from science, industry and civil society. The planned activities lead to an intensification of the German-Chinese strategic environmental dialogue. An enhanced exchange such as this will continue to positively impact China’s proactive ownership of global environmental and climate change responsibilities. This will support the achievement of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.