On 29 April 2022, the final meeting of the Sino-German Biodiversity Component (SGBC), under the Sino-German Environment Partnership (SGEP) Phase II was successfully held online. The SGBC was part of the SGEP Phase II implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).
The Final Meeting provided an opportunity for the implementation partners to present key findings from the three sub-projects under SGBC. Members of the political partners, including BMUV and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) , the technical steering partner, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), and all implementation partners, including GIZ, SGEP II, the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES), Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and Foreign Environmental Cooperation Centre (FECO), were invited to presentthe key findings of the research work on China Biodiversity Outlook, China Model of ‘Nature Futures’ and urban ecosystem accounting.
The Final Meeting was launched with opening remarks delivered by Ms. Miriam GUTZKE, First Secretary of Environment, Climate and Urbanisation Economic Department, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ms. JING Xin, Director of Biodiversity Conservation Division, Department of Natural and Ecology Conservation, MEE, Mr. Markus DELFS, Head of Cluster, Sustainable Transition Cluster of GIZ China and Mr. Neville ASH, Director of UNEP-WCMC.
Dr. Sam HILL, Deputy Head of Science Programme, UNEP-WCMC and Ms. LIU Yan, Director/Professor from NIES presented the technical content and outcomes of the Sub-projects 1 & 2 on China Biodiversity Outlook (CBO) and China Model of ‘Nature Futures’, and the content input provided by the Chinese partners in the implementation process.
In the discussion session, participants exchanged views on ecosystem services, green infrastructure and financing, dissemination and application of project results and how they will contribute to GBF and discussed the direction of future cooperation.
The Final Meeting of the SGBC under the SGEP Phase II was successfully concluded with closing remarks delivered by Ms. Miriam GUTZKE, First Secretary of Environment, Climate and Urbanisation Economic Department, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Ms. LIU Yan, Director/Professor from NIES.