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

New joint research project on the environmental management of chemicals in China and Germany

On 27 May, 2020, a video conference was organized between the German Environment Agency (UBA), GIZ (SGEP), the Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center (FECO) of China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and the China Solid Waste and Chemical Management Center of MEE. The participants agreed to launch a joint research project focusing on the environmental management of chemicals in China and Germany.

Chemicals management is an environmental issue which both China and Germany are concerned with. The proposed joint research will exchange information about regulatory systems, laws and regulations from both sides and promote follow-up bilateral cooperation. The joint research will facilitate exchanges on the background of environmental chemicals management in both countries, and provide insights government departments at all levels, industry and enterprises, research and/or educational institutes, social organizations, and individuals in China and Germany concerned about chemicals management issues. A joint research report is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2020.

This workstream is facilitated by the Sino-German Environmental Partnership.

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Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
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.