The Bureau of the 2018 CCICED annual general meeting held a meeting in Beijing on Nov. 1. The meeting wrapped up the Council’s work this year and adopted the agenda of the annual general meeting and the 2019 work plan. Li Ganjie, MEE Minister and CCICED Chinese Executive Vice Chairperson, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and CCICED international Executive Vice Chairperson co-chaired the meeting and delivered remarks.
The Council has made positive progress this year, commented Li. Its policy recommendations in the areas ranging from global climate change to marine environment protection, and from biodiversity protection to gender equality, has spearheaded the global environmental governance, owing largely to the Bureau’s contributions. He hoped that the Council play a better role as a Policy Express and contribute more to the development of the ecological civilization in China and in the world as a whole.
In her closing speech, Madame McKenna held that the work of the Chinese and international Council members has been diversified, inclusive, and sharing-based, and that the Council should enable its policy research to be more strategic and prospective based on China’s development experience, extend its international influence, and better serve the global sustainable development.
The Chinese Vice Chairpersons of the Council Xie Zhenhua (China’s special envoy for climate change and Vice Chairperson of the Subcommittee of Population, Resources and Environment of the 12th CPPCC National Committee) and Zhou Shengxian (Vice Chairperson of the Subcommittee of Population, Resources and Environment of the 12th CPPCC National Committee), international Vice Chairpersons Achim Steiner (UNDP Executive Director) and Mr. Helgesson (former Norweigian Minister of Climate and Environment), the Council’s Secretary General and MEE Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin, the Chinese Chief Advisor Liu Shijin, the outgoing international Chief Advisor Dr. Hanson, and the new international Chief Advisor Scott Vaughan presented at the meeting and delivered remarks.