All China Environmental Association is making efforts to mainstream biodiversity at the 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 take place in October 2021, when representatives of governments, companies, NGOs, media and other organizations from all over the world will come together in Kunming to discuss the topic “Ecological civilization: building a common future for all life on earth”. and release the “Kunming Declaration”. As one of the eight parallel forums of CBD COP15, the NGO Parallel Forum takes place in Kunming from 27 September 28, 2021. During the forum, the All-China Environment Federation (ACEF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will host the thematic forum “Environmental NGOs’ Role in Biodiversity Mainstreaming”.

This forum will invite NGOs from different countries in the fields of environmental protection, climate change, sustainable consumption, pollution prevention and control, etc. to exchange ideas and form concerted efforts to mainstream biodiversity conservation. Practical experiences and outstanding cases will be exchanged and at the end of the forum the “Environmental NGOs’ Joint Statement on Biodiversity Conservation Mainstreaming” will be published. Relevant institutions such as government, the private sector, think tanks and the media are also invited from the perspective of multi-stakeholders. By including the UN SDGs, all participants are expected to discuss and find out both the opportunities and the challenges for future cooperation in the mainstreaming of species protection and to set up a dialogue and cooperation platform for NGOs and multi-stakeholders.

1st Time

September 27, 2021 14: 00-16: 00 (Beijing time)

2. Live streaming

Chinese:
https://weibo.com/l/wblive/p/show/1022:2321324685441587609873

English:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjpSs1uejVAkz6Zw5YRp-FPVhJCScVX1V

3. Support biodiversity mainstreaming

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4. Forum agenda

14: 00-14: 05 opening video

Living in harmony with nature

14: 05-14: 25 Keynote speech

Moderation: XIE Yuhong, Vice Chairperson and General Secretary, All-China Environment Federation (ACEF)

1. Mainstreaming: The main tool for realizing the global framework for biodiversity after 2020

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

2. China’s main policies and measures to accelerate mainstreaming of biodiversity

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

3. From Marseille after Kunming – Biodiversity Mainstreaming and the Role of NGOs

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

14: 25-15: 15 Topic exchange: Practical exchange of experiences in the promotion of biodiversity protection mainstreaming

Moderation: NI Yao, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department, ACEF

1. From the point of view of ecological protection

LIAO Haohong, Senior Manager, Yunnan Program, Conservation

SHAN Shuo, deputy director, Technical Committee on Sustainable Use of Plants, China Wild Plant Conservation Association

2. From a sustainable energy perspective

CHENG Zhiqiang, Deputy Secretary General, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization

LIU Zuming, Councilor, China Renewable Energy Society

3. From a pollution control perspective

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

LIU Sheng, Secretary General of the Warder of Rivers

4. From the perspective of the cross-cutting issue

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

WANG Wenhua, Deputy Secretary General of China chain store & Franchise association

15: 15-15: 55 Roundtable: Opportunities and challenges for multi-stakeholder cooperation in biodiversity mainstreaming

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

-Government Representative: Christoffer Gronstad, Environmental Advisor to the Norwegian Embassy in China

– Think Tank Representative: XU Qinhua, Head of the National Academy of Belt and Road Green Development (NABRGD), CICEC

– Company representatives: WANG Hanyun, Assistant General Manager of Huzhou Grid Corporation

-Representatives of financial institutions: WANG Ying, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC

Media Representative: LIU Jia, Audience Development Executive, PR Newswire

-KOL representative: YANG Xiaoyang (fruit hunter), BiliBili inventor

15: 55-16: 00 Publication of the joint declaration by environmental NGOs on mainstreaming biodiversity

XIE Yuhong, Vice Chairman and General Secretary, ACEF

SOURCE The China environmental news

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