US-China Cooperation to Promote Ecological Conservation in China

The Paulson Institute and Beijing Qiaonyu Foundation reached the strategic cooperation agreement to promote environmental conservation and sustainable economic and social development over the next three years. The two organizations will work together in four areas including Green Development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, National Park System, Assessment and Management of the Environmental Risks Associated With China’s Overseas Investment Projects, and an Urban Sustainability Senior Leadership Program. Dietmar Grimm, President of the Paulson Institute, and Dong Ce, President of the Qiaonyu Foundation, attended the signing ceremony and signed the agreement.

“I am excited to launch this new cooperation partnership with the Qiaonyu Foundation to support China’s transition toward sustainable development,” said Grimm. “With the report of the 19th CPC National Congress clearly confirming the concept of ‘harmony between humans and nature’, the projects outlined in this agreement are now even more important. Today’s signing is only the first step in the long-term partnership that will support ecological protection and promote ecological civilization in China.”

Mr. Dong said that environmental protection is an arduous task and the road is long. Today is just a start. It is not only a successful exploration of international cooperation for Qiaonyu, but also a breakthrough in ecological environmental protection between US-China private sectors. There are more cooperation opportunities for two parties. The breadth and depth of the strategic cooperation is more than ever before.

The strategic partnership aims to advance the green development and environmental protection of China by combining complementary advantages and resources, and jointly makes contribution to build a “wild China.”

About the Paulson Institute
The Paulson Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit “think and do” tank grounded in the principle that today’s most pressing economic and environmental challenges can be solved only if the United States and China—the world’s largest economies, energy consumers, and emitters of carbon—work in complementary ways. Founded in 2011 by Henry M. Paulson, Jr., the 74th Secretary of the Treasury and former Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, the Institute is based in Chicago and has offices in Washington, San Francisco, and Beijing.