The Inception Meeting of CCICED Special Policy Study (SPS) on Global Green Value Chains was held in Beijing on Oct. 23, 2019. It was attended by more than 50 participants, including Mr. Scott Vaughan, CCICED International Chief Advisor; Ms. Marjorie Yang, SPS Chinese Co-Leader, CCICED Member and Chairman of Esquel Group; Mr. Manish Bapna, SPS International Co-Leader, CCICED Special Advisor, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of World Resources Institute (video call); experts from home and abroad; as well as representatives from CCICED partners and CCICED Secretariat.
The SPS on Global Green Value Chains was officially kicked off in the meeting. Participants had highly targeted discussions on the theme, content and implementation plan of the SPS, with particular focus on the research scope, key research questions, analytical framework, and research priorities. Taking into account the insights and inputs collected from the floor, the SPS Co-Leaders agreed on such key issues as research contents, task allocation, and important milestones and made arrangements accordingly.
Built on the research findings and policy recommendations from the 2016 CCICED SPS on China’s Role in Greening Global Value Chains, CCICED has established a new SPS on Global Green Value Chains in 2019 to respond China’s practical demands emerging in its environment and development process. In the coming 2 years, this SPS will research on green supply chain and circular economy at the global level, review bilateral, plurilateral and regional trade agreements, and put forward policy recommendations to the Chinese government on further promoting green and sustainable trade policies from the perspectives of “greening soft commodities supply chains” and “circular economy of hard commodities”.