FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
GEI works alongside key policymakers, businesses, scientists, civil society leaders, and local communities to foster dialogue and innovative solutions to protect the environment and enhance economic opportunity within China as well as in South East Asia, Africa, and Latin America. GEI aims to improve the policies and on-the-ground reality of climate change, low-carbon development, overseas investment, corporate social responsibility, forest governance, and national ecological protection.
Type of cooperation
Capacity Building, Policy Dialogue, Knowledge Exchange
Current Cooperating countries
Over 10 countries, including Myanmar, Mongolia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Argentina and Brazil
Potential Cooperating Countries
South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Summary of Projects and Achievements
GEI conducted capacity building projects in Myanmar to enhance four local NGOs’ ability to conduct community conservation projects in rural areas. GEI also established East and Southeast Asia Community Conservation Network (EASACCN) to give trainings for smaller grass-root organizations to promote community-based conservation
GEI has facilitated bilateral and multi-lateral collaboration among China and many other countries. For example, China and Myanmar’s climate aid goods donation, China and Brazil’s discussion in sustainable international trade of agricultural and forestry products, etc.
GEI also has provided policy recommendations in promoting local community’s participation in biodiversity conservation, increasing the effectiveness and efficiency in South-South Cooperation Assistance project and encouraging sustainable international trade in agricultural and forestry products among China and Latin American countries
GEI established the East and Southeast Asia Community Conservation Network (EASACCN) for NGOs to communicate and collaborate in conservation in rural communities
Major SSTC Projects
CCCA model in Myanmar Biodiversity Hotspots
Whilst supporting capacity development of NGOs in Myanmar, GEI, alongside 4 partner Myanmar NGOs, continues to expand community conservation and development pilot projects and community conservation areas. Until now, there are 27 communities participated in projects using Community Conservation Concession Agreement (CCCA) model with protection areas of 40748.1 acres.
Facilitate Climate aid donations from China to Myanmar
GEI assisted China’s National Development and Reform Commission to donate an official aid worth of US$3.3 million in-kind to Myanmar to enhance climate change adaptation abilities in rural areas. These aid goods included 5,000 household solar lighting systems and 10,000 clean cook stoves
Performance evaluation for China’s south-south in-kind aid
GEI cooperated with the International Cooperation Center under the National Development and Reform Commission (ICC-NDRC) to evaluate the effectiveness of China’s South-South climate in-kind aid program. GEI researched and analyzed the impact of the in-kind aid projects in 6 countries: Nepal, Maldives, Tonga, Samoa, Uganda and Ghana.
Establishment of East and Southeast Asian Community Conservation Network (EASACCN)
GEI and 11 organizations from China, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand co-initiated the EASACCN with an aim to promote community-based conservation through trainings for smaller organization in need of capacity building, collaborative projects with NGOs and policies recommendation for government stakeholders