State Council Assigns Key Tasks to Subordinate Bodies and Provincial-level Governments

The State Council issued a notice on 25 March 2021 delegating the key tasks set out in the Government Work Report to provincial-level governments and State Council sub-bodies. The aim is to consolidate the foundations for economic recovery while maintaining sustainable social and economic development.

Among the main targets this year is the management of nature and the environment. The prevention of pollution and environmental conservation is to be strengthened so that environmental quality may be continuously improved. To prevent air pollution, clean energy is set to reach 70 percent for winter heating in northern parts of the country. Likewise, the sorting of domestic waste will be promoted in cities and counties in an orderly manner. This year, China will work out its action plan to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and optimize its industrial and energy structures.

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Sino-German Environmental Partnership II

Project country
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)
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.