To further support cities in China on tackling environmental issues, the Beijing Representation Office of ICLEI East Asia signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Protection Technology and Industry Cooperation with the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office.
The Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) is an institution affiliated with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China.Founded in 1989, FECO is mandated to coordinate and manage project funds in cooperation with international financial organizations and to implement multilateral agreements, provide bilateral assistance, and support foreign cooperation activities in the field of environmental protection. FECO is now dedicated to establishing the Integrated, Intelligent, and International Platform for Environmental Technology, known 3iPET, in which ICLEI offices would be core hub partners.
The two organizations will make join effort to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of environmental protection, facilitating knowledge and experience exchange between China and ICLEI’s global network. The cooperation areas include but not limited to the following:
Develop projects to apply government assistance funds or international project funds related to environmental protection cooperation
Facilitate ICLEI regional offices over the world to join and support 3iPET as hub partner(s) on need basis
Strengthen cooperation and exchanges between Chinese and ICLEI’s Member cities on environmental protection topics
Conduct market analysis on environmental technologies in China and targeted countries
Match and disseminate environmental technologies
Organize mutual visits and trainings between Chinese and target countries’ governments and enterprises
Establish green investment and financing services
With this partnership with FECO, ICLEI East Asia is expecting to scale up its offerings to Chinese cities in the environmental discipline.