Opening of China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center

Nov 24, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

The official opening ceremony of the China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center took place on November 24th in Beijing under the title “Inauguration of China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center”. MEE Minister HUANG Runqiu and Assistant Minister of MFA DENG Li attended the event. Vice Minister of MEE Zhao Yingmin moderated the event. At the invitation of FECO, the project also took part in the ceremony, alongside ambassadors from various African and European countries. With the inauguration of the center, the initiative announced by President Xi Jinping in 2018 for environmental cooperation between China and Africa is to be implemented.

On November 25th, the “China-Africa Youth Roundtable on Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation” also took place. Alexander Fisher gave a key-note speech.

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Inauguration of China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center Picture Credit: MEE

China-Africa Youth Roundtable on Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation Picture Credit: FECO

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.