Biodiversity and ecosystems are our natural capital, but we cannot fully appreciate their contributions if we do not measure them. We spoke to PRC experts on how this can be done via the natural accounting ofGross Ecological Product (GEP), and how organizations like ADB can help in the measurement of biodiversity?
Everyone, from the top to grassroot levels, should be involved in protecting biodiversity. We learned from PRC experts on how this can be done based on the , how different stakeholders may work together, and how experiences from the PRC’s innovation cases can be shared with others.
We spoke to stakeholders from UNESCO, NGO, and L’oreal to find out why is mainstreaming biodiversity important, how it can be done, and what roles partners can play. ADB’s launch of the Regional Flyway Initiative at COP15 exemplified these concepts.
RKSI spoke to Yolanda Fernandez Lommen, Country Director, ADB Resident Mission in the PRC, to learn more about the COP15 event, the balance between development and biodiversity protection, and the role of ADB in helping the PRC to pursue its ecological civilization goals.
RKSI attended Phase I of the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (COP15) in Kunming, Yunnan in October 2021. In conjunction with this, we have produced a series of vlogs. Episode 1 looks at ADB’s role in protecting biodiversity loss and its participation at the Ecological Civilization Forum, a high-level parallel event held at the COP15.