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The EU-China Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) is a €15 million EU-funded programme implemented with China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The programme is carried out by the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) and runs from December 2010 until Dec 2015. The objective of the Programme is to enhance environmental governance in the People’s Republic of China based upon the principles of the Aarhus Convention. It comprises four themes:
1.      Public access to environmental information
2.      Public participation in environmental planning and decision making
3.      Access to justice in environmental matters 
4.      Corporate environmental responsibility

The Programme comprise two parts: A National-level component and Local Component.

- The Local Component comprises 15 local partnership projects in which European entities work together with local governments in different parts of China. Each partnership project introduces a European approach to one of the fours themes indicated above in order to test and put into practice new ideas on environmental governance. For details, please click here

- The National-level Component acts as an umbrella to the Local Component and extracts and brings the results and policy implications of the partnership projects to a platform set by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. These are used for consideration in policy modification and for replication in other parts of China.