Environment

New date announced for CBD COP 15 in Kunming

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has considered and approved revised dates for COP 15. The meeting will now be held from October 11 to 24, 2021, in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. The dates were proposed based on consultations held by the Bureau members with […]

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Virtual seminar for the preparation of a sustainable COP

Mar 9, 2021

As a follow-up of the Sino-German Workshop on Green COP held on  October 28, 2019, the Environmental Partnership Project organised a virtual seminar on the preparation of a sustainable COP for the members of the Chinese Committee for the preparation of the CBD COP-15 on the 9th of March. The opening speech from German side […]

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New law to protect Yellow River Basin ecosystems

A representative of China’s National People’s Congress announced that a law is currently being drafted to improve ecosystem protection and promote regional economic development in the Yellow River Basin. The aim is to strengthen the protection of the watercourse and prevent environmental pollution. In addition, it was announced that similar laws are being prepared for […]

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China’s State Council calls for green, low-carbon and circular development

China’s State Council issued a guideline on February 22, urging efforts to build an economic system featuring green, low-carbon and circular development, and to promote an overall green transformation of the economy and society. By 2025, the industry, energy and transportation system will see a noticeable improvement, with the manufacturing, circulation and consumption system featuring […]

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

Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Christian Stärz, Director of the project Sino-German Environmental Partnership II, was nominated by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) to become the International Expert of the CCICED Special Policy Study (SPS) “Major Green Technology Innovation and Implementation Mechanisms”. Co-Team Leads of this SPS working group are Prof. Dirk Messner, President of the […]

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Sino-German Chemicals Management Joint Research Project Report

As one of the main expected outcomes of a Sino-German joint research cooperation, the Sino-German Chemicals Management Joint Research Project Report has been finalized and published on the website of the Sino-German Environmental Partnership Project. This research project was conducted in the framework of the “Sino-German Environmental Partnership Phase II” project, which is implemented by GIZ and FECO on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMU) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE). Cooperating partners include the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Centerof the MEE. In this report, chemicals management policies and the respective legal framework in China and Germany were discussed, German experiences in and approaches to the implementation of environmental chemicals management have been introduced, and a future outlook and perspectives on Sino-German chemicals management cooperation have been explored. The work on the environmental management of chemicals is to be continued in the third phase of the Sino-German Environmental Partnership.

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Chinese translation of “Greenhouse – Gas – Neutrality in Germany until 2050 – Policy Paper to the RESCUE-Study“ by UBA

The Federal Environment Agency’s (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) publication “Greenhouse – Gas – Neutrality in Germany until 2050 – Policy Paper to the RESCUE-Study“ was translated into Chinese with support from the Sino-German Environmental Partnership project.

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Chinese translation of “Beschäftigung im Umweltschutz 2017 – Entwicklung und gesamtwirtschaftliche Bedeutung“ by UBA

The Federal Environment Agency’s (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) publication “Beschäftigung im Umweltschutz 2017 – Entwicklung und gesamtwirtschaftliche Bedeutung” was translated into Chinese with support from the Sino-German Environmental Partnership project.

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Opinions on Fully Implementing the Forest Chief System

The State Council of China released the “Opinions on Fully Implementing the Forest Chief System” on January 15, 2021. The guideline describes policies to promote the new system, in which top party or government officials at provincial, city, district or commune level take on the role of “Forest Chief” in their administrative area. Forest chiefs […]

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China to ban all imports of solid waste from beginning of 2021

A notice of a complete ban on solid waste imports was released jointly by China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and the General Administration of Customs. From 1 January 2021, the import licenses for solid waste will be no longer approved by the […]

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