On December 16, the BRI Green Innovation Conference (2021) themed “Green Recovery and Innovative Low-carbon Development” was held in Shenzhen in a hybrid manner. Mr. Zhao Yingmin, Convener of the BRIGC Advisory Committee and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China (MEE), and Ms. Zhang Hua, Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government attended the Conference and delivered opening remarks.
The Conference pointed out that over the past eight years, China has joined hands with BRI participating countries to promote the high-quality development of the BRI, and has made concrete and impressive achievements. Green has become the under color of the BRI, bringing new opportunities for the sustainable development for BRI participating countries. Our world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century. We should take the innovation of green and low-carbon technology as the driving force, focus on providing green solutions, promote the green recovery of BRI participating countries, build a closer partnership for green development, deepen the international cooperation on green development, accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promote a stronger, greener and healthier global development.
The Conference was held under the guidance of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China (MEE) and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. It was co-hosted by Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center of MEE, BRI International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC), Shenzhen Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau, Shenzhen Longgang District People’s Government and Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, and organized by Belt and Road Environmental Technology Exchange and Transfer Center (B&RETTC). The event attracted Conveners of the Advisory Committee of BRIGC, including Mr. Erik Solheim, Advisor of the World Resources Institute and Mr. Peter Bakker, President and CEO of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); advisors of the BRIGC Advisory Committee, including Ms. Galit Cohen, Director General of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel, and Mr. James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth; Mr. He Kebin, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and nearly 200 representatives of BRIGC partners. The Conference released the Interim Report of BRI Green Development Outlook (Abstract), BRI Environmental Big Data Report (2021) and Blue Book on Policies, Regulations and Standards in BRI Participating Countries.
During the Conference, the Third Meeting of the Steering Committee of B&RETTC was held, and the Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) of B&RETTC was adopted in principle.
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