Timeline

The EcoPartnerships has grown tremendously since its inception, and has a busy schedule of upcoming events.

2008 December

The EcoPartnerships program is established at the Strategic Economic Dialogue, and seven Partnerships were inducted into the program across all seven action plans.

2009 May

A U.S.-China Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment (July 2009) is established at the 1st Strategic and Economic Dialogue, a new initiative of the Obama administration co run by the State Department and Treasury Department.

2010 May

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Implementation of the Framework for EcoPartnerships (May 2010) is established at the 2nd Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and the EcoPartnerships Secretariat is founded.

2011 January

The President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao visits President Obama in Washington, D.C. and two new EcoPartnerships are recognized in a joint statement by the White House.

2011 May

At the third S&ED in Washington, D.C., the U.S. China joint secretariat jointly announces six new EcoPartnerships. Secretary Clinton recognizes the partnerships and provides remarks at the signing ceremony.

2012 January

Two new EcoPartnerships are announced upon the visit of the Vice President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping to Washington DC, bringing the total number of EcoPartnerships to 15.

2012 May

At the fourth S&ED in Beijing, the U.S. China joint secretariat jointly announces five new EcoPartnerships in a signing ceremony attended by Secretary Clinton.

2013 July

At the fifth S&ED in Washington D.C., the U.S. China joint secretariat jointly announces six new EcoPartnerships in a signing ceremony.

2014 July

At the sixth S&ED in Beijing, the U.S. China joint secretariat jointly announces six new EcoPartnerships in a signing ceremony.

2015 June

At the seventh S&ED in Washington D.C., the U.S. China joint secretariat jointly announces six new EcoPartnerships in a signing ceremony.

2015 December

Virtual meeting for EcoPartnerships.

2016 June

At the eighth S&ED in Beijing, the U.S. China joint secretariat jointly announces six new EcoPartnerships in a signing ceremony.

2017 April

Application period for new EcoPartnerships begins.

2017 May/June

Application period for new EcoPartnerships ends.