Mar 20, 2019 Mar 27, 2019
UK and Germany

Presentation by Ms Simone Raskob, Head of Department of Housing and Environment, City of Essen. @GIZ

A China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) Special Policy Study (SPS) team that works on “Goals and Pathways for Environmental Improvement to 2035” conducted a study tour to UK and Germany from March 20-27. The delegation included Chinese and international experts.

In London, representatives from the city authorities, academia and NGOs introduced their experiences in air pollution prevention and control, including the Ultra Low Emission Zone and a series of public interest law suits. In Germany, the delegation studied green urban renewal projects as showcased by the city of Essen and its UNESCO heritage Zeche Zollverein. Furthermore, a site visit to the Chemistry Park in Marl allowed for the discussion of sustainable chemistry. During an internal workshop at the German Environment Agency’s (UBA) headquarter in Dessau, the SPS team made significant progress on the policy recommendations report which will be submitted at the CCICED AGM in June 2019.

The SPS team was founded in early 2018 and its international team leader is UBA-President Maria Krautzberger. This study tour was organized and financed by the SGEP project

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.