Dec 06, 2013

SIWI signs MoU with Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection

SIWI and the Ministry of Environmental Protection Foreign Cooperation Center (MEP-FECO) in China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining their intentions to expand joint activities to protect the water environment in China and internationally.

The MoU builds upon the success of the ongoing water sector capacity building programme developed by SIWI and MEP-FECO. The signing took place during the November 18 Sino-Swedish Environment Day Workshop, hosted in Beijing by the environmental ministries of Sweden and China.

The event highlighted the achievements made over the past years, and presented new initiatives for future environmental cooperation between Swedish and Chinese actors.

During the workshop, SIWI and MEP-FECO experts also presented the results of some of their on-going activities, noting its impact to support senior policy makers in MEP through technical guidance on the evaluation and use of economic instruments and tailored training programmes on integrated water quality management.