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

Jul 16, 2020

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 in particular. The main outcome will be a study on the mainstreaming of biodiversity into different sectors and synergies among biodiversity-related conventions.

The kick-off meeting was held on 19 May. It brought together a group of experts in the fields of mainstreaming and synergies in order to a) introduce the research project and b) reflect on the focus and key messages of the report in order to ensure a useful contribution to CCICED and ongoing discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

The mainstreaming part of the report will focus on individual sectors, for example climate mitigation and adaptation (including Nature-based Solutions), urban planning, green finance, environmental accounting and/or biodiversity and health. The part of the study focusing on synergies between biodiversity-related Conventions will provide a synthesis of ongoing work streams and shall inform the discussions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the development of joint National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) as well as approaches on monitoring, reporting, capacity building, etc.

The first draft of the study is expected to be delivered by September and the final draft by November 2020.

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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.