From 10 to 12 October 2023, the Sino-German Climate Change Project Seminar and the Provincial Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan Preparation Seminar were successfully held in Chongqing.
On 9 August 2023, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) unveiled their joint ‘Interpretation of Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Handling Criminal Cases of Environmental Pollution’, due to take effect on 15 August 2023
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD) jointly organised a hybrid workshop entitled ‘China-EU Expert Workshop on Climate Finance and Investment’ in Beijing on 10 July.
On 9 July, representatives of three local pilots on climate finance – Xixian New Area of Shaanxi province, Tianfu New Area of Sichuan province, and Liangjiang New Area of Chongqing city – agreed on a strategic cooperation framework amongst these pilots and signed an MoU on climate finance. Selected by MEE in 2022 as the first patch of local pilots, their work in climate financing and investment has been supported by the Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change – NDC implementation project.
On 8 July 2023, the China Meteorological Administration unveiled the 2023 edition of the China Climate Change Blue Book at the International Ecological Civilization Guiyang Forum.
On 23 May, Shandong Province released an implementation plan for synergized pollution reduction and carbon mitigation. This major step, jointly rolled out by the Department