China's path towards sustainable development: Food systems and the sustainable use of its natural resources
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About the Event
📝 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.
📕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.
🎤 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.