Chinese Version of the Guidelines for Developing and Implementing A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), Second Edition

Authors: Siegfried Rupprecht,Lasse Brand,Susanne Böhler-Baedeker,Lisa Marie Brunner,Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung GmbH  The translation of the SUMP Guidelines was commissioned by the BMU-IKI project Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport CLCT to make the Guidelines available to Chinese policymakers and planners. Based on the SUMP Guidelines, the CLCT project will implement a SUMP in the Chinese city of Foshan, aiming at a better alignment of urban and transport planning and the development of a climate-friendly mobility system.  The translated Guidelines can be downloaded here. 

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The People’s Bank of China, the National Development and Reform Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission release ‘Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue’

On May 29, 2020, the China “Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue (2020 Edition)” Consultation Version was jointly released by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) for public consultation. It marks the beginning of a harmonization of domestic green bond definitions as […]

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Climate Risk and Resilience
Jul 16, 2020

MoHURD releases Guideline on Promoting Construction Waste Reduction and A Guidance Manual on Construction Waste Reduction at Construction Site (Trial Version)

The Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development (MoHURD) released a new Regulation on Promoting Construction Waste Reduction to address the issue of environmental pollution and CO2 emissions from construction waste. Construction waste accounts for over 40% of urban solid waste in China. The revised version of China’s law on the Prevention and Control […]

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CCICED: Kick-Off of BfN’s new study on biodiversity-related mainstreaming and synergies

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has commissioned a research project with the title “The cross-cutting nature of biodiversity – towards mainstreaming and synergies.” It will contribute to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) in general and the Special Policy Study (SPS) working group on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation […]

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China and Germany Enhance Cooperation on Biodiversity Conservation

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) will expand their ongoing cooperation under the Sino-German Environmental Partnership (SGEP) to further emphasise biodiversity conservation. The International Climate Initiative (IKI) funded this strategic top-up against the backdrop […]

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Policy Summary on the “Master Plan for National Key Ecosystem Protection and Restoration Major Projects (2021-2035)”

Amid concerns on how “green” China can remain under enormous recovery pressure due to the mounting economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) jointly released the “Master Plan for National Key Ecosystem Protection and Restoration Major Protects (2021-2035)” (herein referred to as […]

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Clarification of responsibilities for ecology and environment-related fiscal expenditure

On 12 June 2020, the General Office of China’s State Council published a reform plan for the division of financial powers and expenditure responsibilities between the central and local governments in the field of ecology and environment. As such, the plan acts as a follow-up to an overarching top-level guideline on building a modern environmental […]

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Report: China’s ecological environment has improved in 2019

China saw progress in its ecological environment protection as the quality of air, surface water and oceans improved in 2019, according to the 2019 Report on the State of the Ecology and Environment (in Chinese) released by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on 2 June. The report stated that the share of good […]

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China gears up regulations on wildlife utilisation

The identification of the wild animal trade as the possible cause of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic triggered mounting criticisms of its existence from a wide spectrum of society. The Chinese Government reacted swiftly to this rising pressure and took strong legislative steps: On 26 January, the forestry, market supervision, and agricultural authorities announced a nationwide […]

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MEE Minister’s press conference during the Two Sessions Meeting

On May 25, MEE Minister Huang Runqiu gave a virtual press conference during the Two Sessions Meeting, the annual plenary sessions of China’s legislative delegates (the National People’s Congress) and political advisers (the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). He answered questions covering four topics: (1) MEE’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) the achievement of […]

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