Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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 of China hosting the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The newly added measures will support the dialogue between China and Germany for a more sustainable and inclusive COP as well as an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which is to be adopted at COP 15. Sub-national pilots for ecosystem service accounting and biodiversity modelling may contribute to policy design and implementation which ultimately enhance China’s environmental governance system.

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Ms. Cao facilitates policy exchange between German and Chinese governments and coordinates work streams on south-south-north cooperation, climate legislation and finance to support China in strengthening its climate governance system. Besides, she supports the development of new projects. She studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Technical University of Munich, having extensive research experiences on climate and energy policies in China and Germany. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years.