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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