Updates on the German contribution to the CCICED

Oct 28, 2020 Nov 30, 2020

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In October and November, most Special Policy Study (SPS) working groups of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) have started their new phases and convened inception meetings. The Sino-German Environmental Partnership project (SGEP) participated in the inception meetings of the following SPS with German participation:

  • SPS Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation (28.10.) with the participation of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN);
  • SPS Green Finance (29.10.) and SPS Green Transition and Sustainable Social Governance (01.11.), both with the participation of the German Environmental Ministry (BMU);
  • SPS Climate Change (10.11.) with the participation of GIZ;
  • SPS Green Technology (13.11.) with the participation of the German Federal Agency for the Environment (UBA). During the inception meetings, Chinese and international experts discussed the research topics, work plans, and task divisions.

In addition, the SGEP project supported Prof. Dirk Messner, president of UBA, in his role as the German CCICED Council Member.

On December 09th the SGEP participated in a CCICED high-level roundtable in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. During the event which took place under the heading “Innovative Cities and Greater Bay Area Green Development”, experts from several SPS shared research findings and discussed various aspects of green urbanization in China. Dr. Christian Stärz, director of the SGEP project, discussed with the Word Economic Forum the scope of the joint work plan for the SPS Green Technology.

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Sino-German Environmental Partnership II

Project country
China
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)
Duration
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.