The Foundation

The Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development was established on May 11, 2017 as a joint initiative between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MofCom).

The 3 pillars

The Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development operates in three pillars:
1. Sino-German Dialogue on Development Cooperation
2. Triangular Cooperation Projects
3. Partnership with businesses

The Work Mode

The Trade Development Bureau (TDB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) were designated to run the Center. They report to MofCom and BMZ as the political partners who are jointly steering the work.

News & Events

  • Nov 25, 2022 Virtual event on “Sustainability Due Diligence in Mineral Supply Chains: A development cooperation perspective on regulations and their implementation on the ground”

    On November 24, GIZ sector programme Extractives for Development (X4D) together with the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) and the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), organised a webinar on development cooperation perspectives regarding sustainability due diligence in mineral supply chains. The event formed part of an event […]

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  • Sep 16, 2022 Improving Social, Environmental and Governance (ESG) Practices for Sustainable Investment and Operation in Ethiopia’s Textile and Garment sector

    The International Conference on Triangular Cooperation for Promoting Sustainable Textile Investments and Operations in Ethiopia took place on 15-16 September 2022 in Addis Ababa in a hybrid format. The conference brought together around 110 participants, including policymakers, researchers and academics, representatives from commerce and business councils, manufacturing industry managers and investors as well as staff […]

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  • Aug 19, 2022 Reducing the demand for ivory in China

    Each year, at least 20,000 African elephants are illegally killed for their tusks. A decade-long resurgence in demand for elephant ivory, particularly in parts of Asia, has fueled this rampant poaching epidemic. The elephant ivory trade not only threatens the very survival of this iconic species and causes broader ecological consequences, but also endangers the […]

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Projects Database

This map does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development.