In June 2016, in the presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, VGC and the China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPE) signed a fund cooperation agreement, with the first donation of 10 million RMB in support of the 1,000 Environmental Friendly Teacher Ambassadors Program. The program consists of three stages: the Year of Education, the Year of Creativity and the Year of Change. Through the development of teaching materials, offline in-depth training, courseware design competition, contest of environmental education practice and other forms, the program is created to help teachers gain access to environmental knowledge and teaching approaches, promote tens of thousands of primary and secondary school students to master environmental practices, and facilitate more positive changes in families and communities. This will fuel the sustainable development of Chinese society. Up to now, the program has trained and retrained nearly 7,000 teachers, together with 3.46 million students who have benefitted from the program.
In 2016, VGC partnered with the Goethe-Institut to launch an environmental education program titled Youth Environment Ambassador Action & Education Program (YEAAEP), with the aim to create a long-term awareness of protecting the environment and nature among the teachers and students in the schools where the Goethe-Institut is responsible for implementing the PASCH program. This allows for boosting the sustainable development of China's environmental education.