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Conservation Research Institute


CCI Conservation Seminar, Wednesday 15th March 2023, 5 - 6 pm

Dr Binbin Li, Duke University

Title - Synergy Between Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, and Health: Pathways for Implementing a Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in China

Although biodiversity conservation and development are often regarded as having a trade-off relationship, there are regions where they have co-benefits, where conservation through expanding protection and reducing deforestation can not only benefit biodiversity but also reduce climate change's impacts on human society, including health risks. The high overlap between areas with biodiversity challenges, those experiencing increasing natural disasters under climate change, and those with high spill-over risks of zoonosis diseases indicate a more sustainable path of development for these regions. This is the key to implementing a post-2020 global biodiversity framework and mainstreaming biodiversity conservation. China is one of the most biodiverse countries and faces great challenges in balancing biodiversity conservation and development. Dr. Li will introduce how recent environmental policies have developed in China to protect biodiversity and their consequences for local livelihoods and endangered species (e.g. giant panda) conservation. She applies an interdisciplinary approach to understand the dynamic and promote sustainable production around protected areas.

Online participants need to register for a Zoom link using the Eventbrite link below:

Drinks will follow in the DAB Common Room.

Note: Seminar is from 5 to 6 pm not 4 to 5 pm

Wednesday, 15 March, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:00

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

Wednesday, 15 March, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:00
Event location: 
Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building