Climate Change


1. To follow and analyze international negotiations and domestic policies related to climate change from the
perspective of local NGOs.
2. To explore the integration point of local NGOs' work and climate change to promote their effectiveness.

As a member of Climate Action Network International (CANI), IED tracks the development of international climate negotiations and involves itself in the network's undertaking to communicate with governments and interpret the progress of negotiations and related policies.

On the domestic stage, IED conducts surveys and case studies to learn about the concerns of local NGOs relating to climate change and the actions they are hoping to take. Besides this, IED aims to find ways to connect the work of local NGOs with the issue of climate change. The program takes climate change capacity building as its core role and provides a platform for resources and the development of related tools such as work manuals. The team also pays close attention to the formulation and implementation of related domestic policies.

Major Activities

● Work Performance Survey and Interviews with Chinese NGOs
In 2010, the climate change program went to Ningxia, Guangdong, Fujian, Yunnan and other provinces to investigate the impact of climate change on the local areas and the actions taken by local NGOs. The institutions visited include China Mangrove Conservation Network (CMCN), Green Watershed, Green Kunming, South China Nature Society (SCNS) and Ningxia Center for Environment and Poverty Alleviation (Ningxia CEPA).
In 2011, IED will join its partners in China's western regions to conduct an investigation of climate adaptation
and thus to explore how to carry out adaptation work with local NGOs.

● Special Training for NGOs
IED launched two training programs in climate change capacity building involving more than 100 NGOs in 2009 and 2010, with climate negotiations and adaptation as their main themes respectively.
● Tracking International and Domestic Policies
Since 2009 IED, as a representative of China's NGOs, began to follow the United Nations climate change negotiations through cooperation with CANI and participating in the NGO community's discussion on behalf of China. Its active involvement and information exchange with the government delegation have made a significant contribution to the work of China Climate Action Network (CCAN).

● Climate Action Network International (CANI)
● SEE Foundation

● China Civil Climate Action Network(CCAN)
● China Civil Society Research Project on Climate Change

Xiaojing Fei, Director, Climate Change Program