The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. For two decades, NRDC has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 30 people based in our Beijing office, NRDC China Program have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that conserve natural resources, curb pollution and accelerate China's transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.
According to information in 2021, NRDC projects in China cover a broad range, including:
NRDC’s projects for ‘natural resource protection’ includes protecting wildlife against poaching and loss in biodiversity, supporting developments in China’s national park system, promoting sustainable techniques to the fishery industry and protecting the marine ecosystem.
The projects in ‘climate change and energy’ includes continued efforts in clean power transition, improving energy efficiency, and reducing consumption of nonrenewable energy sources.
Towards ‘environmental governance’, NRDC collaborates with research institutions, domestic organizations and government bodies to provide advice and advocate for environmental law enforcement.
NRDC also focuses on ‘sustainable development’, including urban development, infrastructure construction, financial stimulation and green development along the Belt and Road initiative.