Since 1992, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) has supported interdisciplinary research with leading Chinese and international experts which, in turn, has supported recommendations related to environmental protection, pollution abatement, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development. CCICED recommendations have focused on opportunities within China as well as through international cooperation, and have included a two-way exchange of innovative approaches, systems, and tools. While the outcomes and impacts cited in this report are not solely attributed to the work of CCICED, the China Council has contributed to many of the substantive outcomes cited. Moreover, because major policy initiatives often take several years between initial research and formal adoption, outcomes and impacts are often linked to outputs from years prior.
This report outlines the key outcomes and impacts of CCICED’s work during its Phase VI (2017-2021) period. This period has been characterized by an array of important shifts in environmental policy and enforcement, including the notable inclusion of “ecological civilization” in the constitution in 2018. Because the changes are many and they appear in a wide variety of sectors, accounting for all of them is outside the scope of this report. Nevertheless, the following narrative accounts for some of the most notable outcomes and impacts, with a particular emphasis placed on those related to carbon neutrality, climate change commitments, the greening of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), nature protection, and domestic governance shifts in policy and enforcement. A more comprehensive accounting of Phase VI outcomes and impacts can be found in Annex I.Document Type: General Report, Impact Report Year: 2021 Phase: Phase VI (2017-2022) Concluded
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