Our Mission

The China International Business Dialogue on Environmental Governance (CIBDEG) is a working group under the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) designed to create a dialogue between multinational businesses and Chinese environmental regulatory authorities regarding best practices in government and industry in the area of environmental regulation and performance, as well as the forward movement of environmental policy and regulation in China.

CIBDEG was formed to assist the Chinese government in understanding industry best practices in achieving high levels of environmental performance, how environmental regulations function in the United States and Europe, and the concerns of multinational companies doing business in China, and to help multinational businesses understand the direction of Chinese environmental regulation in order to prepare for and fully comply with new regulations.

CIBDEG is founded on the belief that a transparent, consistent, fair and effective regulatory system will benefit all stakeholders, and that the open exchange of ideas will assist regulators in drafting regulations that are informed by industry best practices and effective in achieving both environmental and economic development goals.