The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)

Feb 5, 2021

Photo Credit: CCICED

Dr. Christian Stärz, Director of the project Sino-German Environmental Partnership II, was nominated by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) to become the International Expert of the CCICED Special Policy Study (SPS) “Major Green Technology Innovation and Implementation Mechanisms”. Co-Team Leads of this SPS working group are Prof. Dirk Messner, President of the German Federal Environment Agency and Dominic Waughray, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum.

The virtual CCICED CHAD meeting (Chief Advisor – Secretariat Joint Working Meeting) for Q1 2021 took place on February 5. The aim of the joint working meeting was to report on the CCICED work plan for 2021 and progress of the working groups. Furthermore, the focus was on research quality control as well as the preparations for phase VII (2022-2027) of the CCICED. The German membership in CCICED will also be supported by the Environmental Partnership Project in Phase VII.

The Environment Partnership Project is contributing to the coordination of the CCICED “Partner Consultation Meeting” on April 12, which will focus, among other things, on the preparations for Phase VII (2022-2027) of the CCICED.

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.