CBCGDF Attends the “Space for Nature-The 2 Degrees for Biodiversity” Event
2019/5/20 17:15:00 本站

At the Climate Conference in Paris, the target of limiting temperature change within 2 of pre-industrial levels, which greatly promotes the climate change agenda. And it also has great significance to the 15th Conference of Parties of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15), which will be held in Kunming, China.


On May 14, representative of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) was invited to attend the “Space for Nature-The 2 Degrees for Biodiversity” multi-stakeholder event in Beijing, co-hosted by International Environmental Cooperation Office of Ministry of Ecology and Environment and ClientEarth. Dozens of delegates from government, enterprises, academic institutions, and social organizations participated in. Guests from home and abroad delivered speeches, and warmly communicated with attendees.


Liu Ning, DDG of Ecology Department, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, was the first speaker, and his speech drew applause.


Then, Anne-Theo Senien, Policy Officer of DG Environment, European Commission, discussed the newly published IPBES report and shared European countries' view on biodiversity targets with the audience.


Wei Fuwen, Academician of China Academy of Sciences, shared his thoughts about Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. He introduced the traditional Chinese philosophy that man is an integral part of nature, which is also the core idea of President Xi's Ecological Civilization.


Simon Webb, Senior Vice President of Ogilvy, shared his opinion from the perspective of mass media. Although he is not an environmental expert, he knows how to popularize environmental protection, and to mobilize the government, social organizations and the public. What impressed the author most are the three questions he put forward: what language we use can receive the understanding and support of the public? How do we integrate the principles of social sciences? How do we make full use of resources? It is important to share stories of biodiversity and implement effectively.


Egyptian delegate of CBD mentioned that an ambitious goal is necessary. The goal should be rooted in reality. Financial support is also essential for biological diversity.


This event was moderated by Dimitri de Boer, Chief Representative, ClientEarth. About eleven participants raised questions at the event, of which the first one was put forward by Dr. Alice Hughes, Deputy SG of CBCGDF.


Space for Nature series of events aims to provide a dialogue platform for multi-stakeholders, to prepare for the CBD COP15 and the construction of Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.










(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Wang Yanqing