CCICED Policy Studies Release Event in Beijing

Environment
Sep 17, 2020

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) held a Policy Studies Release event on September 17th and 18th in Beijing, with an in-person opening and reception (virtual for those unable to travel to China) on the 17th. The event was held in the format of a webinar with live broadcast by the Renmin (People’s Daily) news group and the PAPER News, with open online participation by interested parties and the general public. The Sino-German Environmental Partnership Project, which is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the BMU, contributed to this event as a supporting organization.

Mr. ZHAO Yingming, the Vice-Minister of China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and Secretary General of the CCICED, chaired the opening session. The chief advisors Mr. LIU Shijin and Mr. Scott Vaughan introduced the CCICED 2020 policy studies, followed by remarks by several Council members as well as partner representatives based in Beijing.

Photo Credit: CCICED

During the meeting, the CCICED released its 2020 Annual Policy Recommendation “From Recovery to Green Prosperity: Accelerating the transition toward high-quality green development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period” and its 2020 Issues Paper “Recovering Forward.” Furthermore, each of the CCICED’s ten Special Policy Study (SPS) working teams released their research reports.

Speakers highlighted the importance of building a community with a shared future for mankind and jointly making efforts on protecting biodiversity and mitigating climate change. To effectively coordinate epidemic prevention and economic growth, China will adhere to the guiding concepts of the “Ecological Civilization” and the “Two Mountains Theory,” prioritize environmental protection and promote green development, according to a CCICED press release (in Chinese). China will also actively contribute to global environmental governance, the “Belt and Road Initiative” development and fulfilment of the SDG 2030 Agenda.

The CCICED will continue to support the drafting of China’s 14th Five Year Plan with policy research and recommendations in the areas of Ecological Civilization, green and low-carbon transition and green recovery after the COVID-19 epidemic.

The digital format and open live-broadcast offered a broader group of state and non-state actors an opportunity to participate in the event. The CCICED research results were distributed to a wide range of audiences.

Read the CCICED 2020 Annual Policy Recommendations in EN

Read the CCICED 2020 Annual Policy Recommendations in CN

Read the CCICED 2020 Issues Paper in EN

Read the CCICED 2020 Issues Paper in CN

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Sino-German Environmental Partnership II

Project country
China
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)
Duration
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.