Beijing Office: Outline
IGES Beijing Office was set up within the Sino-Japan Friendship Center for Environmental Protection of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP) in July 2006 as a base to easily carry out research activities in China. It has a pivotal role in developing various studies and research activities in cooperation both bilaterally with China and multilaterally (including with international organisations).
Cooperation in the Field of Water Conservation
The Beijing Office has managed the “Model project in the field of decentralised sewage treatment in small towns” and the “Model project on total reduction of water pollutants in small towns” since FY2008 under a cooperative framework of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and MEP.
Through the construction of model facilities etc., it has also conducted policy analysis and recommendations on reducing pollutants and water environmental management in important water areas such as drinking water sources.
Capacity Development on Climate Change in China
The Beijing office manages the "Sino-Japan climate change cooperation programme" which shapes climate change policies including the development of low-carbon societies under the cooperation framework of MOEJ and National Development and Reform Commission of China.
Since FY2011, it has also conducted a training course on low-carbon development for Chinese national and local government officers in Japan.
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