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The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) was founded in 1992 as a high-level international advisory body with the approval of the Government of China. Along with rapid economic and social progress, the Council has witnessed and taken part in China’s historic shifts in its development philosophy and model.

Consisting of senior Chinese and international officials and experts, and chaired by China’s Vice-Premier, the Council serves as a high-level advisory body with a mandate to conduct comprehensive, cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary research that integrates the environment, the economy and the society. Drawing on advanced international concepts, policies, technologies and best practices, the Council encourages a dialogue that reflects multiple perspectives and generates comprehensive policy recommendations to the Government of China on China’s environment and development. With a privileged channel to China’s top decision-makers, CCICED has played a unique role in championing sustainable development. It has opened the door to international experience on sustainable development and built a bridge between China and the international community on environment and development. The CCICED is truly a platform of exchange, enabling the international community to understand China and support China’s engagement with the world.

Values & Mission

“Inspired and driven by a vision of building towards a more beautiful China and a green and bountiful world, CCICED is committed to promoting ecological civilization and sustainable development”, CCICED’s charter states. CCICED serves as a platform for exchange on environment and development policies between China and the international community, for promoting collaborative efforts to achieve ecological civilization, and for advocating innovative and better governance systems of the global environment.