In the year 2000 the Italian
Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS)
launched the Sino-Italian Cooperation Program for
Environmental Protection together with the State
Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA).
The goal was to help China to improve her environment,
support her sustainable development and promote the
cooperation between enterprises of the two countries. In
the following years, the Italian side has expanded the
cooperation to other Chinese government bodies and
acdemic institutions, Universities-- Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences (CASS), the Ministry of Science and
Technology (MOST), the People's Government of Beijing
Municipality, the Shanghai and Tianjin Municipality, the
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of
China, the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) and the
State Forestry Administration (SFA).
Over the past eight years, IMELS has implemented 80
projects in China in collaboration with the Chinese...