Sino-German Cooperation
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MEE Released Administrative Rules on the Trading Platform, Registry and Settlement for National Carbon Market (Trial Version)

On 17 May 2021, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued three documents expounding the administrative rules regarding the trading platform, registry, and settlements of the country’s national ETS. In the announcement, it nominated Hubei Emission Exchange as responsible for the registry system and Shanghai Energy and Environment Exchange

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Environmental Partnership Project Extended Until the End of April 2022

On 14 May 2021, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMU) commissioned a modification offer with a cost-neutral extension of the Sino-German Environmental Partnership project until the end of April 2022. The extension of the project duration became necessary

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Law Against Food Waste comes into Force

On 29 April 2021, a law against food waste was adopted at a session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. Among other things, the law stipulates that caterers can charge customers a disposal fee in cases where excessive amounts of food waste are left behind. In addition, the

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Sixth Round of Sino-German Intergovernmental Consultations

On 28 April 2021, the sixth installment of the biannual Sino-German intergovernmental consultations took place. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation Chancellor Angela MERKEL and Premier LI Keqiang as well as the 25 ministers and heads of department met virtually. Among the topics discussed by the two heads of state

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China to Establish Ecological Product Value-realization Mechanism

Amid its environmental protection and green development efforts, on 26 April 2021, the General Offices of the Central Committee and the State Council jointly issued a guideline on setting up and improving the mechanism for realizing the value of ecological products. According to the guideline, the main objective is to

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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.