All-China Environment Federation strives to mainstream biodiversity into CBD COP15

KUNMING, China, September 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – According to China Environment News: The 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) will be held in October 2021, during which representatives from governments, businesses, NGOs, media and other organizations from around the world will meet in Kunming to discuss the theme ‘Ecological Civilization: Building a Future common for all life on Earth ”and publish the“ Kunming Declaration ”. As one of the eight parallel CBD forums COP15, the NGO Parallel Forum will be held in Kunming from 27 to September 28, 2021. During the forum, the Pan-Chinese Environment Federation (ACEF) will host the thematic forum “Role of environmental NGOs in mainstreaming biodiversity” in collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

This forum will invite NGOs from different countries in the fields of ecological protection, climate change, sustainable consumption, pollution prevention and control, etc. to exchange and form concerted efforts on the integration of biodiversity conservation. Practical experiences and exceptional cases will be shared and the “Joint Declaration of environmental NGOs on mainstreaming biodiversity conservation” will also be published by the end of the forum. Relevant institutions such as government, private sectors, think tanks and media will also be invited from the perspective of multiple stakeholders. By incorporating the United Nations SDGs, all participants should discuss and understand both the opportunities and challenges for future cooperation on mainstreaming biodiversity conservation as well as building a platform for dialogue. and collaboration for NGOs and multiple stakeholders.

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September 27, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Beijing Time)

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3. Support the integration of biodiversity

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4. Agenda of the Forum

14: 00-14: 05 Opening video

Live in harmony with nature

2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Main speech

Moderator: XIE Yuhong, Vice-President and Secretary General, Pan-Chinese Environment Federation (ACEF)

1. Mainstreaming: the main tool for achieving the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Oliver HILLEL, Program Officer for Integration, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

2. Main policies and measures of China to accelerate the integration of biodiversity

LIU Ning, Deputy Executive Director of the Executive Committee of the Bureau of the Executive Committee for COP15, Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and chief negotiator of the Chinese delegation

3. From Marseilles in Kunming – Integration of biodiversity and the role of NGOs

ZHANG Yan, National Coordinator for China, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

14: 25-15: 15 Sharing of topics: Sharing of practical experiences in promoting the integration of biodiversity conservation

Moderator: NI Yao, Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, ACEF

1.From the point of view of ecological protection

LIAO Haohong, Senior Program Director Yunnan, Nature Conservancy

SHAN Shuo, Deputy Director, Professional Committee on Sustainable Use of Plants, China Association for the Conservation of Wild Plants

2.From a sustainable energy point of view

CHENG Zhiqiang, Assistant Secretary General, World Organization for Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation

LIU Zuming, Board Member, China Renewable Energy Society

3.From the pollution control point of view

XIE Xi, Project Manager, Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum

LIU Sheng, Secretary General of the Warder of Rivers

4. From the point of view of the transversal question

Jocely BLÉRIOT, Executive Lead – Institutions, Governments and Cities at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

WANG Wenhua, Deputy Secretary General of Chain of stores in China & Franchise Association

3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Round table: Opportunities and challenges for multi-stakeholder collaboration in mainstreaming biodiversity

Moderator: WANG Xiangyi, Vice President and Executive Director, Chinese Association for NGO cooperation (CANGO)

-Government representative: Christoffer Gronstad, environmental adviser of the Norwegian embassy in China

-Representative of the think tank: XU Qinhua, head of the National Academy of Belt and Road Green Development (NABRGD), CICEC

-Business representative: WANG Hanyun, Deputy General Manager of Huzhou Grid Corporation

-Financial Institution Representative: WANG Ying, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC

Media Representative: LIU Jia, Head of Audience Development, PR Newswire

-KOL representative: YANG Xiaoyang (Fruit Hunter), creator of BiliBili

3: 55-4: 00 p.m. Publication of the joint declaration of environmental NGOs on the integration of biodiversity

XIE Yuhong, Vice-president and General Secretary, ACEF

SOURCE Environmental news in China

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