The establishment of the Advisory (Consultant) Board and Technical (Academic) Committee of the GEIDCO (hereinafter referred to as "the Board and the Committee") is important for improving the organizational structure and forging GEIDCO into a leading think tank. The main functions of the Board and the Committee are: First, to lead and create synergy to boost the development of GEI by promoting its concept and achievements. Second, to help GEIDCO build an international platform for joint consultation, co-development, sharing and win-win cooperation, so as to facilitate the exchanges and cooperation among all parties. Third, to provide advisory service and support on significant issues concerning the growth of GEI as well as to participate in the forward-looking and interdisciplinary researches of GEIDCO, and to enable continued progress in key technologies, equipment and standards of GEI.
At the end of 2016, GEIDCO started preparations for the establishment of the Board and the Committee. In May 2017, the first batch of candidates was approved by the 9th Chairman Office Meeting of GEIDCO. On September 25, 2017, the Board and the Committee were set up and the first meeting held, consisting of 36 senior consultants and experts. Coming from governmental departments, international organizations, universities, research institutions and enterprises of over 10 countries including China, the U.S., Germany and Russia, these consultants and experts are world-renowned leading scholars in such fields as energy,environment, climate change, finance, information, transportation and public media.