「Living in Harmony with Nature: Is It Possible And How?」
Living in harmony with nature by the year of 2050 is the vision of Convention of Biological Diversity while the global biodiversity continues to decline. Over 190 parties are in the process of developing a Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which will include conservation targets for 2030 and 2050, after most Aichi Targets failed to be met. The vision, together with the framework, will greatly influence the way we live on earth. Is such a vision realistic? How are we going to achieve it while keeping in mind that conservation actions should not compromise the rights of developing countries where most biodiversity concentrates. China is a country with a large divergence between the east and the west in terms of economic development and biodiversity distribution, almost an epitome of the world situation. Professor Lü Zhi, a professor of Conservation Biology from Peking University and founder of Shanshui Conservation Center, will share her insights and case studies on how these challenges could be dealt with. Professor Lü Zhi has worked in the field of nature conservation for over 30 years. her work covers multiple-disciplinary researches and bridging academic research and practices, including on endangered species such as the giant panda and the snow leopard as well as on biodiversity recovery in urban areas. In recent years her focus is on mechanisms of coexistence between human and nature.