NSFC-UNEP Project Annual Progress Meeting and Seminar on Circular Bio-economy Held in Shanghai
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From October 25 to 27, 2022, the annual progress meeting of the international cooperation project ‘Global Biomass Resource Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Management ’ jointly funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the UN Environment Programme (NSFC-UNEP) was held in Shanghai. Prof. Linxiu Zhang, Director of UNEP-IEMP and the foreign leader of the project, Prof. Yutao Wang, Domestic leader of the project, Dr. Mingxing Sun, Associate Professor of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Dr. Chengdong Wang, Associate Professor of Shanghai Ocean University, and relevant members of the project joined the meeting.

At the meeting, Prof. Yutao Wang reported the overall research progress and achievements of the project, emphasizing that the development of circular bioeconomy is an important path to achieve carbon neutrality and sustainable development goals (SDGs). Then, the project team members reported the progress of the research conducted, respectively. Director Linxiu Zhang fully affirmed the progress and achievements of the project in the past two years, and put forward guidance and suggestions on the next phase of the project implementation, emphasizing the need to strengthen the focus on international hot issues, such as biodiversity protection and marine pollution. The participants had an in-depth exchange on the topic of ‘Circular Bio-economy’ and discussed how to further implement the ‘Bio-based Economy for Carbon Neutrality’, promote the Life Cycle Theory to help carbon neutrality and promote the realization of SDGs such as climate change governance.

During the meeting, the participants conducted field research in Chongming Dongtan Bird National Nature Reserve, and communicated with the researchers of the National Field Scientific Observation and Research Station of the Yangtze River Estuary Wetland Ecosystem in Shanghai, Fudan University. The participates focused on biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration in Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve, and exchanged views on how to further promote the integrated ecological and green development of Yangtze River Delta, promote biodiversity conservation and the harmonious coexistence of human and nature.