An Intro About the Gift CBCGDF Presents to ELI
2019/10/22 9:31:00 本站

Invited by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) will attend the 2019 ELI Award Dinner which will be held on October 22 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC. The award is in recognition of their visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship at Patagonia. The dinner is a signal opportunity for environmental professionals to forge new bonds of cooperation, while supporting the agenda-setting research, education, and training programs of the Institute.


Since 1969, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. It is an internationally recognized, non-partisan research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by improving law and governance worldwide.


On the occasion of the trip to the United States, Dr. Zhou will exchange ideas with ELI colleagues on environmental law and policy areas and environmental governance. Dr. Zhou will also share CBCGDF's efforts and achievements in environmental governance and environmental public interest litigation (EPIL). Through this opportunity, the world will listen and understand the work and efforts of China's leading non-governmental organization and spread the stories and voices of China's exploration and practice in the field of environmental law.


On the afternoon of October 21, local time, Dr. Zhou will introduce the work of CBCGDF in EPIL and other areas to the colleagues in ELI and explore the future cooperation space. At that time, Dr. Zhou will present a traditional Chinese painting to ELI with the title “Majestic Mountains, Level the World”. Here is a brief introduction about this painting:


CBCGDF invited Mr. Chen Hai’an (a famous Chinese painter, a representative of Strong Ink Paintings, a student of Mr. Zhang Ding, the master and originator of Strong Ink Paintings), created this painting especially for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in the United States.


The background of the Chinese landscape painting “Majestic Mountains, Level the World” is presented in the form of Balance / Tianping (Mountain), highlighting the majesty of law. The balance symbolizes fairness and justice, and everyone is equal before the law. The painting also presupposes the creation of lucid waters and lush mountains, and the words “Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets” appear on the wall of the common people, symbolizing the construction of ecological civilization. Lucid waters and lush mountains complement each other with the balance (pictographic meaning) and perfectly illustrate the basic meaning of environmental law.


At the same time, the artist adopts the form of court trial scene on circuit, takes the content scene that goes deep into the mountain area and facilitates the masses as the picture, and presents and introduces the typical cases in the field of environmental public interest litigation (EPIL) conducted by China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) in the form of publicity painting and wall painting. These classic cases include “Illegal sale of automobile exhaust gas purifiers”, "Excessive exhaust emission", ", “Bohai oil spill incident”, “Suing take-out platforms”, “Saving pangolins”, "Saving Acer pentaphyllum" and so on. Among them, pangolins and Acer pentaphyllum are subtly integrated into the picture, which is a more beautiful representation of the ecological scene after the endangered species are well protected.


This painting expresses the meeting in the lucid springs and lush forests, adding more wishes and blessings of “beauty in the world”. It also profoundly expresses the urgent desire of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) and Environmental Law Institute (ELI) to jointly strengthen relevant research and cooperation in the field of environmental law and build a green homeland for mankind.

(Photo credit: Environmental Law Institute)


(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

By / Niu Jingmei