Deng Boqing, vice-chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), met with Bård Vegar Solhjell, chief executive officer of the World Wildlife Fund Norway (WWF-Norway) on Apr 30.
According to Solhjell, WWF is one of the world's largest non-governmental environmental protection organizations, carrying out ecological protection work in more than 100 countries around the world.
WWF’s work in China has expanded from giant panda protection to forest and marine protection, climate change, pollution management, and clean energy. Solhjell said that in recent years, China's environmental protection industry has made great achievements, and WWF hopes to discuss cooperation in ecological protection with CIDCA.
Deng said that WWF was invited to China to carry out ecological protection projects in the 1970s, and the giant panda logo was deeply rooted in the hearts of the public.
In recent years, with the deepening of environmental protection work, the environmental awareness of the Chinese people has increased significantly. China's foreign aid also attaches great importance to environmental protection, and has implemented a number of ecological protection projects for other developing countries, which has played a positive role in improving local environmental protection ability. CIDCA is willing to discuss cooperation with WWF to make positive contributions to ecological protection, according to Deng.