MICHAEL B. MCELROY, Chair of the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment and the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was invited to an additional five-year term with the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). This appointment follows 13 prior years of participation on the Council, an international body that advises the Government of China on environmental and development issues concerning China and beyond.
“It is an honor to be reappointed to CCICED, which has dedicatedly worked to develop policy recommendations on the environment that impact not only the scope of China’s response to climate change, but also that of the world,” says Professor McElroy. “International cooperation on climate change – like CCICED has established – is critical, and I look forward to contributing for my next term.”
Founded in 1992, CCICED members represents experts from the highest level of international governments, business, research and social organizations. The executive body is comprised of half Chinese and half international partners, chaired by Han Zheng, the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China and executive vice chairs Huang Runqiu, China’s Minister of Ecology and Environment and Steven Guilbeault, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The group’s exchange of ideas and innovations are complimented by annual meetings and working groups.
CCICED policy recommendations have championed sustainable development, furthering the environmental interactions between China and the world. The hundreds of research projects carried out over its 28-year evolution have been incorporated into many of China’s environmental reforms on such issues as pollution control, biodiversity, energy and environment, decarbonization, sustainable consumption, and green finance. To learn more about CCICED’s impact in China and across the world, visit: http://www.cciced.net/cciceden.