Launch Meeting of CIDEG Main Project “Tracing China's CO2 Emissions in Global Supply Chains” held in Japan
The major project of CIDEG (Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance of Tsinghua University), Tracing China’s CO2 Emissions in Global Supply Chains, officially launched during the meeting from Dec.17th to 19th at IDE-JETRO (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization) in Chiba, Japan. This international cooperative project will be co-chaired by Dr. MENG Bo from IDE-JETRO, Prof. XUE Jinjun from Nagoya University, Dr. WANG Zhi from USITC (United States International Trade Comission) and Dr. GAO Yuning from Tsinghua University. More than ten scholars from China, Japan, United States and Norway attended this launch meeting and devoted an intensive discussion on the research topic.
Dr. CHEN Ling, the vice-director of CIDEG, made a speech on the opening ceremony. Serving as a center of excellence for policy research on industrial development, environmental governance, and institutional transition since its inception, CIDEG has given much attention and expectation to the project. Currently China is undergoing the worsening environmental issues in development, such as climate change and air pollution. In the circumstances of globalization, elements of a country, such as market, environment and technology, are closely connected; therefore, only in the cooperative framework of global governance can the problems be solved. The major project “Tracing China’s CO2 Emissions in Global Supply Chains” aims to understand and measure the CO2 emission of different countries and different industries in the globalized production network, so as to provide a reliable objective basis for further developed international governance mechanism and to give policy advises to development and environmental governance for different industries, which shows its great academic and practical value.
CIDEG also devoted to the cooperation and communication between scholars and policymakers from China and Japan. During this visitation to Japan, Dr. CHEN Ling also made a special meeting with Mr. HIROTSUKA Daisuke, the executive director of IDE, and Mr. INOMATA Satoshi, the chief economist of IDE, to discuss the further cooperation plan between IDE and CIDEG.
Mr. Glen Peters, the Senior Research Fellow from CICERO (the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research) of University of Oslo in Norway and several scholars from Wuhan University and Hubei University of Economics in China also participated in this meeting.