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Department of International Cooperation

Major Responsibilities:

Work as the focal point to administer international cooperation and communications in the environment field and unify the foreign contacts, and safeguard the environmental rights and interests of China; study and put forward the proposals on issues about the international environmental cooperation, draw up relevant policies, rules and regulations and systems, and supervise their implementation; draw up expenditure plans for foreign activities such as international environmental cooperation and exchanges and implementation of international environmental conventions, and organize their implementation; be responsible for foreign contacts for implementation of environmental conventions and organize the negotiations about these conventions; organize and coordinate the inter-governmental bilateral and multilateral environmental cooperation; be responsible for the foreign contacts for negotiations and implementation of cooperation documents; organize the international meetings related to environmental cooperation and other activities; organize the negotiations on inter-governmental environmental cooperation plans, cooperation agreements, and memorandum of understanding; organize the implementation of aid programs by foreign governments and international organizations to China and by China to other countries; be responsible for approvals of the visits by personnel in the environmental protection system to other countries and regions for official businesses; be responsible for the examination and approval of visits by foreigners who come to China for environmental cooperation and exchanges; be responsible for liaison with United Nations and other international organizations, foreign governments, and offices of international organizations in China on environmental affairs; administer the cooperation and exchange activities of international environmental NGOs; guide the work of Chinese environmental institutions in other countries and regions; be responsible for the approval of international environmental meetings held in China; be responsible for foreign affairs related to environmental protection; handle the environmental affairs concerning Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan Region; undertake the international cooperation on nuclear and radioactive safety and be responsible for liaison with international nuclear organizations including International Atomic Energy Agency.

  Internal Structure: 

  1. Division of General Affairs

  2. Division of International Organizations and Conventions

  3. Division of Asian Affairs

  4. Division of European Affairs

  5. Division of American and Oceanian Affairs (Division of West Asian and African Affairs)

  6. Division of International Cooperation on Nuclear Safety

(This English version is for your reference only.In case any discrepancy exists between the Chinese and English context, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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