Since its establishment in 2002, IESD have seen considerable progresses in advocating and implementing the environmental dimension for sustainable development. On the research and promotion on the South-South Cooperation, as one of the leading institutes of the China-UNEP-Africa cooperation programme on environment, IESD provided a full range of coordination for this programme and completed the sub-programme “Safe Water Supply & Demonstration of Water Resources Use in Typical African Countries” under the support of UNEP and the Ministry of Science & Technology of China. As important bases for collaboration with UNEP, the Key Laboratory of Climate Change and Comprehensive Response and Key Laboratory of Chemicals Risk Management are well under construction.  In addition, the initiation of a new network for environmental and energy technology transfer through South-South Cooperation with relevant partners/agencies in China needs your guidance.