14–16 December 2022 | Montreal, Canada


Speakers highlighted China's role in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development and lauded recent conservation projects implemented by China

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2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). Since its inception in 1992, CCICED has carried out hundreds of research projects involving leading Chinese and international experts cooperating on issues such as biodiversity conservation, climate change, pollution abatement, green supply chains, and green finance.

Recent CCICED Special Policy Studies and Scoping Studies have addressed: post-2020 global biodiversity conservation; green value chains, with a focus on sustainable sourcing of soft commodity chains to tackle deforestation, and habitat and biodiversity loss; ecological compensation and green development in the Yangtze River Basin; and sustainable Ocean and conservation finance.

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) is comprised of Members and experts from governments, businesses, international organizations, research institutions, and social organizations, who work together on environment and development issues related to China and the global community at large. CCICED, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is convening several events during the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada, on China’s Role in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development.

A high-level event on 14 December will address: technical support for biodiversity conservation post-2020; sustainable resource mobilization for the immediate and effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; and synergies between biodiversity conservation and other environment and development agendas.

A 16 December event will seek to: facilitate the exchange of research and expertise, especially in the context of severe challenges to sustainable development; share the successful experience and research outcomes of CCICED over the past 30 years; and ensure broader stakeholder engagement for inputs to ensure effective implementation of biodiversity and climate policy frameworks.  

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