On June 28, 2017, Ambassador Franz Xaver Perrez from Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and Mr.Hoseli, economic advisor of Embassy of Switzerland in China visited School of Environment, Tsinghua University and BCRC China. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen communication on solid waste and chemical management, and to promote cooperation between BCRC China and FOEN.
Professor Li Jinhui firstly introduced the activities BCRC China had participated in international environmental cooperation. Then programme officer Zheng Lixia gave a progress report of the project “Identifying Synergies Related to Reporting and Other Notification of Information Obligations for the Basel, Minamata, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in Asia & Pacific” which was supported by FOEN before introduced the concept paper of “Research on Management of UEEE Imported for Repair and Reuse in Asia and the Pacific”. Programme officer Zhao Nana introduced activities that BCRC China would implement later on. Ambassador Perrez spoke highly of the contribution that BCRC China had made in environmental protection, especially in international environmental cooperation. He also reviewed positively the guidance from BCRC China to Global Environmental Programme attending the Conference of the Parties. He hoped that BCRC China and FOEN could cooperate more deeply and widely in the future to accelerating the international environmental problem solving.
In the afternoon, Ambassador Perrez gave a lecture named “International Environmental Governance—Where are we, and Where do we need to go?” in Tsinghua Environmental Forum. In this lecture, he introduced the origin, achievements and challenges of international environmental governance, with the expectation and goals to its following development.