Sino-German Environmental Partnership II

Xi Jinping Called for Greater Efforts to Reverse Biodiversity Loss at the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity

At the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity, held virtually on September 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech during the opening session, alongside other UN leaders. Confronted with unprecedented challenges brought on by accelerating global biodiversity deterioration and the COVID-19 pandemic, Xi sent a clear message that more significant endeavours should be galvanized. He […]

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China to Step up Efforts to Curb Food Waste

The Chinese government plans to strengthen legislation and create a “long-term mechanism” to curb waste in food production, purchase, storage, transportation, processing and especially consumption. This announcement by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee follows up on recent remarks by President Xi Jinping, in which he addressed potential national food security risks. These risks partly […]

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Eight Ministries and Departments Jointly Issued a Guideline on Standardization of Green Express Delivery Packaging

Eight ministries and departments, including the State Administration for Market Regulation, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and the State Post Bureau, jointly issued a guideline on promoting the standardization of green packaging in China’s express delivery industry. According to the guideline, China aims at setting up a mandatory […]

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China to speed up establishment of legal and policy system for green production and consumption

On 11 March, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China jointly issued the document ‘Opinions on Speeding up the Establishment of a Legal and Policy System for Green Production and Consumption’, which aims to improve current laws and regulations, and facilitate green production and […]

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China releases top-level Guideline on Building a Modern Environmental Governance System

Amid concerns as to how ‘green’ China can remain under the enormous economic pressure caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, on 3 March 2020, the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee and the State Council jointly released a Guideline on Building a Modern Environmental Governance System. Although it is not a direct […]

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Change in leadership at China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment

Mr. LI Ganjie, until recently China’s Minister for Environment and Ecology, has been appointed as Provincial Party Committee Member, Standing Committee Member, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee of Shandong Province on 9 April 2020. Mr. Sun Jinlong (Source: MEE) According to the official website of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), on […]

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Special Report: 6th Sino-German Environment Forum in Beijing

Oct 30, 2019Oct 31, 2019

This strategic dialogue took place on 30-31 October in Beijing, under this year’s guiding theme ‘Towards 2030: Accelerating change through innovation for greener development’. 290 representatives from Chinese and German ministries, businesses, academia and civil society organisations came together to discuss future directions of sustainable development. China’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Zhao Yingmin, and […]

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High-level study tour on environmental governance and environmental law enforcement

Sep 17, 2019Sep 21, 2019

The SGEP Project organised a study tour from 17-21 September for a high-level Chinese government delegation to Germany on the topic of environmental governance and environmental law enforcement. The delegation was led by Mr Chen Chunjiang, the Deputy Chief Inspector of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the […]

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