This year, the International Day for Biological Diversity comes with the theme of “Building a shared future for all life”, which is in line with the current context of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, which emphasizes biodiversity as the key to sustainable development challenges. Biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can rebuild a better home, involving an ecosystem-based climate approach and/or nature-based solutions for climate, health issues, food security, water security, and sustainable livelihoods.
In response to the call of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and to promote the building of a shared community of all life on Earth, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) hosts the “International Biodiversity Summit: For Nairobi and Kunming” from May 22-23.
This conference will be an important prelude to the second phase of the 4th Nairobi Work Session and the 15th Conference of the Parties (CBD COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and will discuss hot topics in the run-up to CBD COP15 in four panels: Digital Sequence Information (DSI) and genetic biodiversity; agriculture, soils and biodiversity; wetland biodiversity, and Illegal Wildlife Trade.
Here comes the details of the session on May 23.
Theme: For Nairobi and Kunming – International Biodiversity Summit
20:00-21:00 Agriculture and Soil Biodiversity
Professor, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
The process of atmospheric CO2 uptake by Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (constructed) wetlands and key regions and mechanisms of global carbon sinks to achieve global carbon neutrality at very low cost in the near future
Associate Professor, College of Applied Technology, Lijiang Normal College
Correlations between culturable endophytes and Paris polyphylla and endophytic promotion mechanism on the quality of the host plants
Dr. Rocco Fiato
CEO and Managing Director of BioAccelergy Ventures
Microbial BioFertilizer for Enhanced Crop Yield with Reduced Carbon Footprint
21:00-22:00 Wetland and Ecological Restoration
Former diplomat of the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, now designer, builder and manager of the Restoration Project of Yourantai Tropical Rainforest in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna.
Yunnan Province Ecological Restoration of Tropical Rainforest in Xishuangbanna
Professor, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, President of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI)
nvironmental Impacts of Deep Sea Mining
Associate Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wetland Protection from a Legal Perspective
Special Guest: Li Zhenwen, Wetland and Neighborhood Biodiversity Conservation Specialist, Devoted Volunteer.
Join us live at: https://youtu.be/MhlRT8Tb-24
1) Close your eyes, and enjoy the beautiful Song from A Duo Gulie on this Special Biodiversity Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5mo442F0zU
2) Elizabeth M. Mrema: Each and Every one of us should do our part to Protect Biodiversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsKOg4v65As
3) Greatly Honored to Have FAO Director-General QU Dongyu for Our Conference on this Special Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOGhb4st_hk
4) Meng WANG: We need to act and share a biological future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC541XDE4B0