CAREC ED to advise the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
On December 8-12, 2017, Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev is attending the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) as Special Advisor, in Beijing, China. He has been invited by CCICED to be a Special Advisor to its Phase VI in 2017-2021. We believe that Dr. Abdullaev’s engagement with CCICED in this position makes another chapter for CAREC and Central Asia in strengthening regional and global environmental cooperation.
As per its strategy, CAREC plans to expand its interventions within the framework of regional and international environmental management processes. In this context, we appreciate the efforts undertaken by CCICED as a platform for exchange on global environment and development.
In the coming five years, the CCICED will focus on issues such as green transformation, bio-diversity conversation, climate change. The special advisors are expected to provide professional consultations and advice to the thematic studies and policy recommendations.
With the endorsement by the Government of China as a high-level policy advisory body, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) has championed the environment and sustainable development for over 25 years and garnered long-lasting support from the international community.
The Council adopts an approach which integrates the environment, the economy, and the society. It draws on advanced international concepts, policies, technologies and best practices to encourage a dialogue that reflects multiple perspectives and generate comprehensive policy recommendations.
Many of CCICED policy recommendations on China's major issues of environment and development have been adopted by the Chinese Government and yielded practical positive results. For example, in 2008, the State Environmental Protection Administration was upgraded to the Ministry of Environmental Protection, a full ministry of the State Council. This step has greatly enhanced the environmental governance capacity of the Chinese government. In 2015, green finance was put on the agenda of the 2016 G20 Summit and the Guiding Opinions on Building a Green Financial System was released by China. This amply demonstrates the ongoing impact of CCICED’s policy recommendations. The Council adopts a pragmatic approach to cooperation in areas such as policy research and demonstration projects, communications, event planning, and capacity building to expand the influence of both CCICED and its partners.
CCICED may grant special observer status to international organizations, institutions, companies, and local Chinese governments that demonstrate a strong interest in environment and development in China and internationally, and are willing to contribute to the Council.