As world leaders are convening virtually for what is likely to be one of the most important summits on biodiversity in a decade - the COP15 - people are paying more attention to biodiversity, a crucial area of sustainability that is often overlooked. China, as one of the 17 recognized "megadiverse" countries in the world, has elevated biodiversity conservation to a national strategy. The European Union has also stepped up by placing a biodiversity strategy at the core of its flagship Green Deal.
CGTN partnered with Europe's biggest news channel, Euronews, for a panel discussion on the urgent issue of how to protect, preserve and restore biodiversity on our planet. This program is also part of CGTN's Global Arena series.
Guests in the program are Ma Jun, director with the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs; Dr. Lin Li, director of Global Policy and Advocacy at WWF International; Meriem Bouamrane, head of the political and research section of ecology and biodiversity at UNESCO in Paris; and Josef Settele, co-chair of the IPBES Global Assessment, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.