Sat, Sep 25 | Webinar

China's path towards sustainable development: Food systems and the sustainable use of its natural resources

Will China sustainability path have a significant impact on its food and forestry production systems? How will the path impact policymaking? Join us to answer these and more questions on this new webinar! 🌳 🍚
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China's path towards sustainable development: Food systems and the sustainable use of its natural resources

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+2

About the Event

Our topic: 

📝 Food production and the efficient use of natural resources have always been high on the agenda for China's economic and social development. However, as the world is shifting towards sustainable production systems, China has been reconciling economic growth with its ever-rising sustainability ambitions, as proven by the country's new climate targets

But what does this mean, in practice, for China's food and forestry production systems? How is this shift transforming the country's internal and external policies? And what are the challenges ahead? This webinar will shed further light on these recent developments by bringing experts from different perspectives and sectors. 

Our speakers:

📕Borja De La Peña Escardó 

Borja De La Peña Escardó is responsible for Global Policies at the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), where he supports its engagement and partnerships with international policy-focused agencies, including the three Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCCD and UNCBD) and other UN entities like UNEP, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNIDO, UNCTAD and UNSSC. He previously served as a Policy Advisor of Spain to the United Nations in New York and has a background in international relations and politics.

📗 Janet Z. Wang

Janet Z. Wang is the author of The Chinese Wine Renaissance: A Wine Lover's Companion. She has also appeared on Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4 to introduce Chinese wines. She is a principal opinion leader, educator, speaker and consultant on Chinese fine wines & spirits, Chinese wine culture and the global wine market.

Our moderator:

🎤 Jacopo Pasquero

Jacopo Pasquero is International Affairs Advisor at the European Bureau and Conservation and Development, an international environmental NGO based in Brussels.  He is tasked with strengthening the interface between food security and environmental policy in the context of global processes (CBD, UNFCCC, FAO, BBNJ). He has also been working on youth engagement for this year’s G20 Summit under the Italian Presidency. His greatest passions include sustainable development and Asian history and culture. 

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