Environment

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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CCICED Policy Studies Release

The CCICED (China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development) 2019-2020 Policy Studies Release was held in three sessions on September 17 and 18, 2020, respectively. In response to the global pandemic and the cancelled Annual General Meeting, the meeting was held via webinar format with open participation by interested parties in recognition of […]

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CCICED: Kick-Off of BfN’s new study on biodiversity-related mainstreaming and synergies

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has commissioned a research project with the title “The cross-cutting nature of biodiversity – towards mainstreaming and synergies.” It will contribute to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) in general and the Special Policy Study (SPS) working group on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation […]

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China and Germany Enhance Cooperation on Biodiversity Conservation

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) will expand their ongoing cooperation under the Sino-German Environmental Partnership (SGEP) to further emphasise biodiversity conservation. The International Climate Initiative (IKI) funded this strategic top-up against the backdrop […]

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Policy Summary on the “Master Plan for National Key Ecosystem Protection and Restoration Major Projects (2021-2035)”

Amid concerns on how “green” China can remain under enormous recovery pressure due to the mounting economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) jointly released the “Master Plan for National Key Ecosystem Protection and Restoration Major Protects (2021-2035)” (herein referred to as […]

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Clarification of responsibilities for ecology and environment-related fiscal expenditure

On 12 June 2020, the General Office of China’s State Council published a reform plan for the division of financial powers and expenditure responsibilities between the central and local governments in the field of ecology and environment. As such, the plan acts as a follow-up to an overarching top-level guideline on building a modern environmental […]

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Report: China’s ecological environment has improved in 2019

China saw progress in its ecological environment protection as the quality of air, surface water and oceans improved in 2019, according to the 2019 Report on the State of the Ecology and Environment (in Chinese) released by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on 2 June. The report stated that the share of good […]

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China gears up regulations on wildlife utilisation

The identification of the wild animal trade as the possible cause of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic triggered mounting criticisms of its existence from a wide spectrum of society. The Chinese Government reacted swiftly to this rising pressure and took strong legislative steps: On 26 January, the forestry, market supervision, and agricultural authorities announced a nationwide […]

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MEE Minister’s press conference during the Two Sessions Meeting

On May 25, MEE Minister Huang Runqiu gave a virtual press conference during the Two Sessions Meeting, the annual plenary sessions of China’s legislative delegates (the National People’s Congress) and political advisers (the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). He answered questions covering four topics: (1) MEE’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) the achievement of […]

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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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CCICED 2019 Annual General Meeting and World Environment Day Celebrations in Hangzhou

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province from June 2nd to 4th with the theme “A New Era: Towards a New World of Green Prosperity”. At the AGM, the Special Policy Study (SPS) delegates reported on findings from its eight […]

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China’s first ever soil protection law

On Jan 01, 2019, China’s Soil Pollution Prevention and Control Law (the “Soil Law”) came into effect after it had been passed by the National People’s Congress (NPC) in August 2018. It is the very first law to systematically regulate soil pollution prevention and control in China. Before that, soil related legislations were scattered in […]

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CBD COP 14 Side Event – CCICED Post-2020 Biodiversity Conservation Seminar

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) organized a side event at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (COP) 14 on 22nd November 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh/Egypt. It was presented by CCICED, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, WWF, and supported by the Sino-German Environmental Partnership. This […]

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2018 Annual General Meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)

President of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) Maria Krautzberger at the forum “Beautiful China 2035” The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the CCICED was held from November 1st to 3rd in Beijing under the theme “Innovation for a Green New Era”. During the AGM eight forums and one roundtable took place. From BMU side […]

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Xi’an celebrates the Ecological Day for the first time

The Ecological Day is planned to be an annual event taking place on February 15. It seeks to promote public participation in developing a more sustainable and greener city. This year’s Ecological Day focused on the theme of Love the Qinling Mountains, Love China and manifested itself in a number of activities throughout the city. […]

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