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Milestones of IFCE


1996:  30 professionals concerned about China's environment launched International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE) .

1997:  IFCE jointly organized the "China Environmental Lecture Series" with George Washington University.

1998:  IFCE held ‘Beijing Conference’ to discuss the disaster restoration and reconstruction after Yangtze River flood. After the conference, IFCE proposed " the Conversion of Degraded Farm Lands into Forests and Grasslands " and other policy recommendations.

1999:  The first US-China Forum on Environmental NGOs Cooperation was held in Washington, DC . IFCE organized overseas experts to submit environmental policy recommendation report, received positive comments from then Vice Premie Wen Jiabao.

2000:  IFCE led overseas environmental experts to visit Nanjing, Yixing, Xian, Beijing and other places for academic and technological exchanges.

2001:  The 2nd US-China Forum on Environmental NGOs Cooperation was held in in Beijing.

2002:  IFCE participated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held by United Nations in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2003:  The 3rd International Forum on Environmental NGOs Cooperation was held in in Beijing. People's Daily praised the forum as a historic breakthrough for China 's environmental NGOs.

2004:  Dr. He Ping, President of IFCE, wrote to General Secretary Hu Jintao, expressing concerns over the hydropower development on Nu River.

2005:  The 4th International Forum on Environmental NGOs Cooperation was held in Kunming.

2006:  IFCE led U.S. wind and solar technical delegations to visit China.

2007:  The 5th International Forum on Environmental NGOs Cooperation/ the 4th College Student Environmental Forum was held in Wuhan to discuss climate change mitigation and youth responsibility. Dr. He Ping, president of IFCE, was invited to attend the CPPCC annual meeting in Beijing.

2008:  IFCE started the "Three Parallel Rivers" World Natural Heritage Field Investigation and Policy Recommendations Project in Yunnan. IFCE organized community environmental education activities in Xi'an and Kunming.

2009:  IFCE started Inner Mongolia Alashan Biodiversity Conservation Project. Dr. He Ping, president of IFCE, was invited to attend the 60th Anniversary of the Chinese National Day Ceremony.

2010:  IFCE organized US-China Youth Exchange on Water Environment with the support from the U.S. State Department. IFCE jointly organized the Chinese environmental NGO Annual Conference with All-China Environmental Federation and other organizations. The same year, IFCE jointly held the US-China Climate Roundtable with the United Nations Foundation.

2011:  IFCE organized a U.S. delegation for heavy metal pollution control technology to visit China. Dr. He Ping, president of IFCE, was invited to attend the welcoming ceremony for President Hu Jintao at the White House by President Obama.

2012:  IFCE hosted the US, China and Brazil Forum on Sustainable Urbanization in Washington. IFCE organized Chinese technical professionals to investigate the U.S. contaminated sites remediation.

2013:  IFCE assisted a strategic agreement signed between the China's North Engineering Design Institute (NORENDAR) and Apex Company to collaborate on heavy metal pollution control in China. IFCE held US-China Greener Consumption Forum at the World Bank.

2014:  IFCE organized China climate and environmental experts briefing at the Capitol Hill twice. Made arrangements for EmeraldPlanet TV to document low carbon practices in China.

2015:  Dr. He attended the Parade Ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the victory on Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War. Conducted US Think Tank Expert China Low-carbon Tour and attended 21st UN Climate Convention in Paris, France.

2016:  The first Global Forum on China’s Urban Air Pollution Control was held in Washington DC. Conducted US low carbon tour for Chinese experts and held 20th anniversary celebration events in Washington and Beijing.

2017:Dr. He Ping conducted a study on the causes of smog in China which has attracted wide attention. The haze smog control seminars were held by the foundation in many cities such as Beijing, Yantai, and Jinan. International Fund for China’s Environment and China Green Development Foundation jointly held a seminar on environmental public interest litigation; Arranged observation tours for delegation from Sanjiangyuan Nation Park and experts from the United States.

2018: The foundation has launched a pilot project which set “dehumidification and desalination” as a primary method of smog control in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. Also, the foundation continue running the “Green Future Leadership Training Camp” and established the “Beijing Lanhe Environmental Control Company” to support the US-China green low-carbon technology docking.