MCCEC comes into existence
Upon the approval of the General Staff Headquarters of the PLA, the Military Climatic Change Expert Committee (MCCEC) of the PLA was set up in Beijing recently.
At the inaugural meeting, more than 40 relevant leaders from the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the China Meteorological Administration, the State Oceanic Administration and the National Natural Science Fund Committee of China, as well as the meteorological and hydrological responsible departments of the services and arms of the PLA and teaching and research institutions of meteorology and hydrology were present. Some of them made speeches on special topics focusing on climate change.
Composed of well-known academicians and experts from inside and outside of the military, the MCCEC is dedicated to studying the issue of climate change and probing into the impact of climate change on military struggle and the army building, so as to provide decision-making support and technical support to the PLA in response to the problems of climate change.
By Cheng Ming and Chai Xulin
(Nov 28, PLA Daily) Editor: Fan Aifeng