CBCGDF Invited to Participate in the 1st Global Action for Shared Development Forum To Held in July 2023
2023/6/5 15:45:00 本站

Recently, the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (referred to as CBCGDF) has been invited to participate in the 1st Global Action for Shared Development Forum. It is reported that the inaugural high-level meeting of the forum is scheduled to be held in early July 2023 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. Prominent leaders are expected to attend and deliver speeches, and high-level representatives from both domestic and international backgrounds will be in attendance. Parallel sub-forums will be held during the conference, focusing on key areas of cooperation in global development initiatives.

CBCGDF has long been committed to international cooperation, contributing the strength of Chinese social organizations to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Agenda. The organization was established in 1985, initially set to receive the gifts of dozens of Milu deers (Elaphurus davidianus) from the Duke of Bedford in the United Kingdom to China (Milu is a native species of China that had become locally extinct a hundred years ago). It was initiated and founded by three then vice-chairpersons of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), forming the "China Milu Foundation," which later evolved into the predecessor of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation. In 1992, scientists from CBCGDF served as scientific advisors to the Chinese government, contributing their expertise to the negotiations for China's accession to the CBD Convention. Their valuable insights and knowledge played an important role in shaping China's approach to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

After 38 years of dedicated growth and progress, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) has emerged as a trailblazer among Chinese social organizations, extending its reach beyond national borders and actively participating in global environmental governance. Headquartered in Beijing, the Foundation has attained the status of an observer in some United Nations conventions, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), as well as CITES, IPBES, and IPCC. Additionally, the CBCGDF holds accreditation as an organization with the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It has also secured membership in renowned bodies such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Earth BioGenome Project, the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN), among others. Supported by the People, CBCGDF consistently engages and contributes on the global stage, assuming an active role in advancing sustainable development for humanity and safeguarding the health and prosperity of our planet.

Domestically, CBCGDF has three "hats": Firstly, it is a scientific association, being the only national-level society in China in the field of "biodiversity". The second role: it operates as a charitable organization and was among the first 16 national charitable organizations in China to receive recognition after the enactment of the "Charity Law" in 2016. Through crowdfunding initiatives, the Foundation has supported hundreds of Chinese NGOs and grassroots conservationists engaged in environmental protection efforts. Additionally, CBCGDF functions as a nationwide environmental social organization. Notably, its work in Environmental Public Interest Litigation has garnered widespread attention and advanced China's environmental governance process. By taking legal action, the Foundation has filed lawsuits against over 150 entities and individuals involved in pollution or environmental destruction, aiming to safeguard the public interest.

The vision of CBCGDF is to "Make this a better world for all life," as inspired by Dr Jane Goodall. Renowned international initiatives launched by the organisation including the "Clean Internet for Conophytum" campaign, the "Madagascar Crisis Aid" project, "Empowering Love for Pakistan" (a collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency to raise funds for sustainable livelihoods for refugees), the South-South Biodiversity Science Project (SSBSP), the "Ecological Belt and Road Initiative" (EBRs), the "Carbon Equality for All" advocacy, and the call for celebrities to "Stop Collecting Rosewood," among others.

Background of Global Action for Shared Development Forum:
Full text: Chair's statement at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development

Reporter: Wendy
Editor: Daisy
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