Chinese Forestry Think Tank is an important platform for the Chinese Society of Forestry to make use of the intellectual advantages of experts to serve policy formulation and decision-making. For a long time, the Chinese Forestry Think Tank has organized senior experts to make consulting opinions on decisions about “Phase III Construction of the Yangtze River Shelter Forest”, the Forestry Reconstruction after “5.12” Earthquake and the snow and ice disasters, “Research on the Causes of and Countermeasures against Raging Sandstorms”, “Legislation for the Protection of Ancient and Famous Trees” and other issues, and put forward many valuable major policy recommendations. In 2015, the Chinese Society of Forestry as the sponsor and supporting unit, and the Economic Development Research Center of State Forestry Administration, the Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, the National Forestry Science Data Center, the Survey Planning and Design Institute of State Forestry Administration, and Beijing Zhongguang Stars Zhisheng Culture Communication Co., Ltd., as a co-sponsors and core supporting units, jointly built a new forestry think tank with Chinese characteristics.
The establishment of the Chinese Forestry Think Tank aims to deeply implement the spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress and the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Plenary Sessions of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC and the spirit advocated in the Opinions on Strengthening the Construction of New Think Tanks with Chinese Characteristics issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council and in the Opinions on the Construction of Hi- tech Innovative Think Tanks issued by the China Association for Science and Technology, strengthen the construction of new think tanks with Chinese characteristics, and establish and improve the forestry decision consulting system.
II. Organizational structure
Chinese Forestry Think Tank will build five working platforms, including decision consulting theory and policy research platform, technology service innovation driving platform, technology evaluation public service platform, information data integration and sharing platform, and ecological culture communication and education platform (ecological public welfare sub-think tank).
Carry out targeted investigations and studies on the key and difficult issues in national and local forestry reform and development; provide consulting services, technical support and technical training concerning the transformation of scientific and technological achievements; give play to the role of scientific and technological communities as independent third parties in science and technology evaluation, establish a scientific and complete technology evaluation system, carry out pre-event, in-event and post-event demonstration and evaluation, and provide special consultation suggestions; use modern information technology to integrate, mine, process and integrate existing forestry science and technology information to build an integrated, comprehensive and authoritative forestry science and technology information sharing platform; be dedicated to the promotion and popularization of ecological culture, vigorously disseminate the concept of ecological civilization and knowledge of ecological culture, and provide strong theoretical and practical support for raising the awareness of ecological protection, ecological civilization and green development in the whole society.
IV. Expert team
The first expert team consists of 14 academicians and more than 50 well-known and senior experts in the fields of forestry, agriculture, environment, water conservancy and ecology