GCA joins the Green Development Coalition under BRI
The Global Center on Adaptation joined China’s top environmental watchdog in Beijing on Thursday to launch a green development coalition under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
he announcement was made on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
The coalition was proposed by President Xi Jinping when he addressed the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May 2017.
I congratulate the government of the People’s Republic of China and the members of the Belt and Road Initiative for this important effort. At the Global Center on Adaptation we recognize that China can make a significant contribution to accelerate adaptation which could benefit other countries as part of the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. We are ready to help share the knowledge they have gained from their own lessons and experiences to enable other countries to implement resilient development.
Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation
Li Ganjie, the Minister of Ecology and Environment and a GCA Commissioner said BRI shares a common goal with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and called for a green Belt and Road under the principles of “co-construction and sharing”.
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