Updates on China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)

On 26 March 2021, the Environmental Partnership Project supported the Special Policy Study (SPS) ”Major Green Technology Innovation and Implementation Mechanisms” workshop which was hosted by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Christian Stärz (Director of the Environmental Partnership Project) moderated the panel discussion during the second half of the event.

On 18 May 2021, a regional meeting took place in Shanghai to discuss experiences and best practices regarding green technology innovation and implementation mechanisms, during which Dr. Christian Stärz participated as an “International Expert Advisor”. The focus was on the exchange with the private sector. Particularly, renewable energy, mobility, and paper industries were of interest.

On 20 May 2021, a CCICED Chief Advisors and Secretariat Joint Working Meeting(CHAD meeting) took place, during which the latest work progress of the CCICED as well as the schedule for 2021 were discussed.

On 03 June 2021, the Environmental Partnership Project participated in the CCICED 2021 Roundtable and High-level Dialogue on “International Cooperation for Ecology and Environment”, which took place in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The roundtable discussions of this year were held under the theme of “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity: Synergies between Pollution Control and Carbon Emission Reduction”. The CCICED shared research outcomes in the area of climate governance and nature-based solutions. Furthermore, various ideas (e.g. implementation of new development concept) were shared with the local government of Jiangsu Province.

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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.