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

  • 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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  • Jul 21, 2022 Anti-corruption on Global Development Cooperation

    On 21 July 2022, the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) jointly held the Anti-corruption Forum on Global Development Cooperation: Idea and Practices. The Chairman of CIDCA and the Vice Minister of MofCom jointly opened the Forum together with Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the Under Secretary of State of […]

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  • Jul 18, 2022 Sustainable Development Course–Summer School for Chinese University Students

    During 4-21 July 2022, the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) jointly organized a specialized course “Contribution of International Development Cooperation to Development Issues:  South-South and Triangular Cooperation and the 2030 Agenda”, as part of UIBE’s Summer School Programme. It was the third year that CSD […]

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Projects Database

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