NGOs contribute to government research projects

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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued an announcement in June calling for research institutes to join the 2022 dual carbon goals research project. Following a two-month review, the results have been released.

The NDRC received a total of 766 applications from universities, research institutions, and social organizations (i.e. NGOs). Among them, more than 70 were finally selected for 15 projects covering topics such as carbon neutral strategy research, the law, and professional training.

Compared with those who often undertake government projects such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the selection of several companies, such as China Economic Consulting, CECEP Consulting, and CCID Consulting, shows that government procurement is gradually becoming more diversified.

In addition, two non-profit organizations, China Association of Circular Economy (CACE) and China Association for the Promotion of Industrial Development (CAPID), were also picked.

The two organizations will participate in the research together with the Big Data Center of Stat Grid Corporation, China International Engineering Consulting Corporation, and the Institute of Energy (Peking University), among others.

CAPID will be one of the assisting partners for research topic No. 14: “the carbon reduction and policy formulation of the heating system”. CACE will not only play a supporting role for topic No. 8: “the establishment of a comprehensive evaluation and assessment system for dual carbon targets”, but also play a leading role on another topic.