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The Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology participated in the CBD COP15 Parallel Forum of NGOs for the Protection and Conservation of Biodiversity

BEIJING, September 30, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On September 28, 2021, SEE (Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology) co-organized and participated in the two-day CBD COP15 Parallel NGO Forum in Kunming, as one of eight parallel forums of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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▲ Five guests from China, North America, Africa and Latin America had in-depth discussions on the foundation’s role in biodiversity conservation in the next decade. (Photo: Business Wire)

Held in Kunming, China, the aim of this parallel NGO forum was to promote biodiversity conservation.

To stimulate public participation in biodiversity conservation, more than 1 billion RMB will be invested in the construction of more than 3 billion hectares of protected land. The investment will span the next 10 years, made possible through SEE’s umbrella brand with the SEE Foundation, the Shenzhen Mangrove Wetlands Conservation Foundation (MCF), and other partners and donors.

During the Biodiversity Carnival Night on September 27, people from all sectors and fields of work, Chinese and foreign, who are committed or pay great attention to biodiversity conservation, shared their efforts and gains. in biodiversity conservation, as well as their commitments and contributions to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Participants included researchers, international experts, science promotion celebrities, conservation experts, environmental protection volunteers, community rangers and online bloggers in the field of biodiversity conservation .

On September 28, the SEE Foundation, the F20 Foundation and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) co-organized one of the main forums entitled “Foundations contributing to the conservation of biodiversity”. This part invited domestic and foreign stakeholders, including representatives of Chinese and foreign foundations, foundation alliances and platforms, governments and research institutions, to conduct dialogue and discussions on the role of foundations in conservation. biodiversity over the next decade, coordinate strategies and make commitments to develop nature-based solutions and improve the effectiveness of marine management.

The SEE Foundation and Yishan have co-published China’s first report on grantmaking for biodiversity conservation in China. According to statistics, biodiversity conservation absorbs the largest share of environmental donations across China.

In addition, SEE Foundation’s Free Flying Wings has been successfully selected as “Outstanding Practices”. SEE Foundation’s Noah’s Ark and MCF’s Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper were selected as “Outstanding Practices”.

The parallel NGO Forum brought together online and offline more than 400 representatives from more than 30 countries.

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contacts

Zhang Xuan, zhangxuan@see.org.cn | www.see.org.cn | Country: PR China