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China 2020 -- how far does eco civilisation take us?
Time: 11/03/2020 - 10:15 to 12:00
Place: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Open lecture with Isabel Hilton
Abstract:2020 will be a critical year for nature and China is one of the world's biggest players: China will host the 15th Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity in Kunming, as evidence mounts of an accelerating global mass extinction; China's climate policies will be in the spotlight in Glasgow in November at COP26, as nations are asked to raise their climate ambition. At home, the 14th Five Year Plan currently under preparation will be a key signal of China's direction of travel, but economic pressures may limit its ambition. Isabel Hilton will examine the environmental and climate decisions facing China this year and explore why they are critical to global environmental health. Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster, and founder and CEO of www.chinadialogue.net, an innovative, fully bilingual Chinese English website devoted to building a shared approach on climate change and environmental issues with China. Based in London, chinadialogue launched in 2006 and is now recognised as a unique, independent source of information on environmental and climate issues, widely read in China and in more than 200 countries around the world. It now has offices in Beijing, Delhi and Sao Paolo and has generate four further, related projects: www.thethirdpole.net; www.indiaclimatedialogue.net; www.dialogochino.net and www.chinadialogueocean.net. Welcome!