Strengthening Chinese environmental and nature conservation policy through dialogue

Project description

Title: Sino-German Environmental Partnership Phase III
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)
Country: People’s Republic of China
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE)​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2022 to 2027


Economic growth in China has slowed and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. In this context, China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) aims to achieve qualitative growth and green development that is in harmony with both mankind and nature.

The Chinese Government has already made considerable efforts to reverse the damage caused by environmental degradation over the past few decades. However, it is often unclear, which of the various ministries and departments bear responsibility for specific policies and measures. Added to this is an inefficient institutional set-up, which causes sluggish implementation of the stated environmental and nature conservation goals.


Environmental protection and nature conservation measures in China are planned and implemented more effectively.


The project strengthens the capacities of China’s environmental protection and nature conservation authorities. It also advises relevant decision-makers, experts as well as managers, and promotes research, technical cooperation and experience-sharing in the following priority action areas:

  • Support for the environmental policy dialogue between the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of the People’s Republic of China.  In particular, the project supports exchanges in the framework of the Sino-German government consultations, the Sino-German Environment Forum and events of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED);
  • Environmental protection, aimed primarily at controlling and preventing soil, air and water pollution;
  • Sustainable production and consumption with a focus on waste management;
  • Biodiversity protection with a focus on protected area management, ecosystem restoration and the biodiversity-climate nexus.

Last update: November 2022

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