Exchange and Cooperation Move Forward: CBCGDF International Affairs Department’s Work Summary in 2020 (III)
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In October, Dr. Sara Platto's anti-epidemic stories and new book "Good Morning, Wuhan! " were reported by Haffinton Post Italia, Heraldo Verona, Confidenze, Avvenire, Donna Moderna, Famiglia Cristiana, Il Giornale di Brescia, Radio 24, Radio RTL, Tv8 Mattina and other medias (Partial links attached below).










In November, Dr. Sara Platto, Secretary-General of the CBCGDF BASE, accepted interviews with La7-DiMartedi, Radio 1 Famiglia, and Liberementi.








In November, Dr. Sara Platto, Secretary-General of the CBCGDF BASE, accepted the interview with Italian Psychologist Dr. Caruso, who discussed the management of children in terms of the "psychological epidemic" during the lockdown period.


IV. Project application and implementation


1. The "Gansu Rural Primary School Clean Heating Project" was supported by EKOenergy Climate Fund of the Finnish Nature Conservation Association and was implemented in Dongxiang Autonomous County of Linxia, Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. This project actively responds to the instructions of the Ministry of Civil Affairs to guide national social organizations to focus on supporting targeted poverty alleviation in the "three regions and three states". It plans to support rural primary schools in Gansu to solve the problem of classroom heating in winter through solar energy, improving the learning environment, and promoting the use of clean energy.


2. Applied for the European Commission "Social Organizations as Actors in the Work Governance and Development of Private Forest Rangers" project and submitted a project scheme titled "Green Club Rangers" project.


3. As the organizer of the China Association for Science and Technology's 2020 World Public Scientific Literacy Promotion Project, the CBCGDF will host the 2020 World Public Scientific Literacy Promotion Conference "Public Scientific Literacy and Ecological Civilization Construction" forum. In addition to the special forum on November 18th, six online sub-forums will be organized from November 16th to December 4th, the topics including citizen scientists, agricultural genetic resource protection and sustainable food system, night protection and ecological civilization, and the Community of Life on Earth. There were more than 137,000 online participants.


4. Applied for the European Commission’s Switch Asia "Promotion of Sustainable Consumption Pre-production" project and submitted a project scheme titled "'Blue Cooperative': Circular Economy in terms of the Recycling of Plastics in the Yangtze River Basin."


5.The “Challenges of Animal Protection and Animal Welfare in the Context of the COVID-19” network sharing session is supported by the University Federation of Animal Welfare (UFAW). The sharing session will be held on January 8, 2021.


V. Exchange and Cooperation


Around February 10th, Dr. Jane Goodall wrote to Dr. Zhou Jinfeng to convey greetings to her Chinese friends. Seeing a large number of reports in the media made her very worried. She prayed for all Chinese friends who are suffering and pain due to the epidemic, cheered for China, and looked forward to the Chinese people to overcome the epidemic as soon as possible.


On March 16th, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of CBCGDF, and Dr. Harold Goodwin, founder of Responsible Tourism Partnership (RTP), held a teleconference regarding future cooperation in organizing events and seminars.


On April 27th, representatives of the CBCGDF's pangolin working group held a meeting with relevant African pangolin research institutions to discuss pangolin protection, wild release, and illegal international trade smuggling of this endangered species.


On May 6th, the Secretary-General of the CBCGDF received a letter from INDICO that is an open-source platform engage in conference and event registration by the United Nations and learned that the CBCGDF had been gained the special acceptance to attend the 2020 United Nations Ocean Conference.


On May 8th, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of the CBCGDF, accepted an online interview with a representative of foreign students from the Yenching Academy of Peking University. He introduced China's wildlife protection policies and Chinese social organizations' efforts to protect biodiversity and promote policy advances regarding legislation and laws at a special time.


On May 9th, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of the CBCDGF, accepted an interview with Harald Pokieser, director of the documentary film on the COVID19 epidemic of the Austrian TV station, introducing the current situation of wildlife protection in China since the outbreak and social organizations' efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade, protect biodiversity and other aspects.


On October 7th, the International Affairs Department of the CBCGDF talked with Professor Wasser, an expert in conservation biology at the University of Washington, to discuss how to use DNA technology to better combat the illegal trade of endangered animals and protect biodiversity. At the meeting, the two parties exchanged the latest research and work progress in the field of endangered animal protection and expressed mutual recognition and appreciation.


On October 15th, the CBCGDF International Affairs Department held an online meeting with three youth representatives of the We Do Green Organization, Becca, Sarai, and Emmanuel, to deepen mutual understanding and discuss issues that can be cooperated in the future.


On November 1st, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of the CBCGDF, and Dr. Sara Platto, Secretary-General of the CBCGDF BASE visited the National Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, affiliated to Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) in Wuhan.


On December 11th, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng was invited to attend the final forum of the "2020 Hong Kong Young Leaders Program" organized by the Global Future Institute (GIFT) and commented on the policy proposals of 21 young people as a guest speaker.


(To be continued.)

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By / Ju Yang Modified / Maggie