BEIJING – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – On September 28, 2021, SEE (Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology) co-organized and participated in the CBD COP15 NGO Parallel Forum in Kunming, as one of the eight parallel forums of the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Held in Kunming, China, the purpose of this NGO parallel forum was to promote biodiversity conservation.
To stimulate public participation in biodiversity conservation, more than one 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 by SEE’s umbrella brand with the SEE Foundation, the Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Conservation Foundation (MCF) and other partners and donors.
During the Biodiversity Carnival Night on September 27, people from all sectors and fields of work, from China and abroad, 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. Attendees included researchers, international experts, celebrities in science promotion, conservation experts, environmental volunteers, community rangers and online bloggers in the field of conservation. biodiversity.
On September 28, the SEE Foundation, the F20 Foundation and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) co-organized one of the main forums called “Foundations contributing to biodiversity conservation”. This party invited domestic and foreign stakeholders, including representatives of Chinese and foreign foundations, foundation alliances and platforms, governments and research institutes, to conduct dialogue and discussions on the role of foundations in conserving biodiversity over the next decade, coordinating strategies and making commitments in developing nature-based solutions and improving the efficiency of marine management.
The SEE Foundation and Yishan co-published China’s first report on granting grants in China for biodiversity conservation. According to statistics, biodiversity conservation absorbs the bulk of environmental donations across China.
In addition, Free Flying Wings from the SEE Foundation was successfully selected as “Outstanding Practices”. SEE Foundation’s Noah’s Ark and MCF’s Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper were selected as “Notable Practices”.
The NGO Parallel Forum brought together online and offline more than 400 representatives from over 30 countries.