High-level study tour on environmental governance and environmental law enforcement

Sep 17, 2019 Sep 21, 2019

The SGEP Project organised a study tour from 17-21 September for a high-level Chinese government delegation to Germany on the topic of environmental governance and environmental law enforcement. The delegation was led by Mr Chen Chunjiang, the Deputy Chief Inspector of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the Deputy Chief Supervisor of the SSC Supervisor’s Office at the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). Other delegation members included representatives from the MEE, the China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and China Environment News.

During the tour, the delegation studied and discussed Germany’s legal system and anti-corruption mechanisms, as well as current trends and challenges of environmental governance.





















Group photo of study tour ©GIZ






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.