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Climate Change and Sustainable Development Research

In light of the threat posed by the climate change to China and the word’s economic and social sustainable development, CEFC attaches great importance to the climate change and sustainable development and their impact on international politics, economy and society. Relevant academic and policy studies on circular economy, energy reform and urban transformation are conducted alongside intensive analysis and discussions on strategies and policies of sustainable development, key elements of sustainable development, new pattern for global sustainable development, institutional framework of global sustainable development, shaping new economies with sustainable development mindset, energy dilemma amid climate change, energy and climate change policies, energy and UN MDGs, advancing urban green transformation, new pathways to urbanization, and other issues. In 2014, CEFC joined hands with the United Nations in launching the “Powering the Future We Want” initiative, offering an annual grant to recognize exemplary individuals and organizations from around the world for their work in promoting global energy sustainability, and to encourage their continuous contribution towards the betterment of lives worldwide. In the meantime, CEFC works in strategic partnership with Intergovernmental Program on Climate Change (IPCC) in researches on global climate change and sustainable development and sponsors its Scholarship Program to help young scientists from the developing countries with their studies on climate change and to build up the capabilities of those countries to understand, analyze and tackle the issues of climate change and their influence.

 

 

New Pathways to Urbanization: Initiatives by China in Advancing Sustainable Cities


The high-level forum focusing on China’s initiatives in advancing sustainable cities was held at the UN Headquarters. Ambassador Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the UN, John W. Ashe, President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, Martin Sajdik, President of UN Economic and Social Council, addressed the forum. It was also joined by permanent representatives from other countries and members of UN ECOSOC.

 

 

 

Culture as an Enabler of the Sustainable Development Agenda: Contributions of Cultural Diversity and Cultural Exchanges in Advancing the Post-2015 Development Agenda


The high-level panel discussion on “Culture as an Enabler of the Sustainable Development Agenda: Contributions of Cultural Diversity and Cultural Exchanges in Advancing the Post-2015 Development Agenda” was jointly held by CEFC and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and joined by some 150 representatives from around the world including H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa (President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly), H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson (UN Deputy Secretary General), and Thomas Gass (Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA).

 

 

 

The UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development


CEFC representatives attended the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the special event entitled “Tracking Progress towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals”, which was joined by John W. Ashe, President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly; Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General; José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission; Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan; John Kerry, United States Secretary of State, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank; Bill Gates, Founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other dignitaries and heads of international organizations.

 

 

 

CEFC Representative Joins UN High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport


CEFC joined the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport at the invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, where members would put forward feasible recommendations for sustainable transport at national, regional and sector levels, and to conduct studies on development strategies and policies

 

 

 

The 1st Work Meeting of “Powering the Future We Want” Initiative


The working group of “Powering the Future We Want – Recognizing Innovative Practices in Energy for Sustainable Development” initiative held its first official work meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York on 14 November, 2014. H.E. Sam Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General, Martin Sajdik, President of UN ECOSOC, and Nikhil Seth, Director of the UN Division for Sustainable Development, were present at the meeting together with the representatives from CEFC.

 

 

 

 

Top International Think-Tank Symposium: Approaches to Sustainable Development of China in 21stCentury


Experts from home and abroad gathered to exchange views on various issues such as financial reform and sustainable growth, key elements of sustainable development, pathways to advancing new type of urbanization and sustainable modernization, and development of green cities, etc.

 

 
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