The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is one of the political foundations in Germany headquartered in Berlin. We maintain close ties with the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens), but work independently and nurture a spirit of intellectual openness. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung currently maintains 30 international offices. We understand ourselves as a think tank for green visions and projects that provides a platform for international cooperation and dialogue.

In China, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung has been working with its partners since 2006 and has been registered as Beijing Representative Office in 2017. We work with governmental departments and think tanks, academic institutions and civil society organizations.

Our activities in China are focused on: Ecology and Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Energy Policy, Social Developments, Globalization and China’s Role in Global Governance. In these areas we support research, promote knowledge generation and provide space for exchange and debates. Our aim is to contribute to an informed and constructive dialogue and to promote mutual understanding between China and Germany as well as Europe.

Globalization & International Relations

Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development between China and Mekong Countries

In 2009 Heinrich Böll Foundation offices China and Cambodia in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) organized an international conference on trade, investment and sustainable development between China and Mekong countries. Since then hbs is looking at China’s economic engagement in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. Through supporting of research, exchange and study trips we try to raise awareness among Chinese academics and policy advisors on the impacts of big investments projects.

Ecology & Sustainable Development

The Meaty Side of Climate Change

While energy giants like Exxon and Shell have drawn fire for their roles in warming the planet, the corporate meat and dairy industries have largely avoided scrutiny.

Perspectives Asia