Biodiversity conservation COP 15: "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth"
PICFA is a non-profitable organization acting locally, internationally, and outside political institutions that have and will contribute to protect nature and Safeguard life on Earth through our efforts. We pursue the interests of one or more groups through lobbying and/or direct action. We promote sustainable development, including its biodiversity dimension, through our events and workshops.
PICFA possess a diverse experience, expertise, and capacity, and our team includes both from India and China to offer a better networking platform that enable us to strengthen in support of efforts to achieve the environmentally sound and socially responsible sustainable development by UN and other nations.
PICFA is participating with observer status, at the Ecological Civilization Forum #COP15 – 2021 held at Kunming ,China to learn from the Intellectuals and Country representatives and promote the same. It is the first global conference convened by the United Nations on the topic of ecological civilization.
Biodiversity conservation is a critical goal in the development of an ecological civilization. In line with the theme of COP 15: “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth”, the objective of this forum is to provide a platform for representatives from all walks of life to: 1) to share experiences and achievements in global biodiversity conservation, improvement of people’s livelihood and well-being and green development, 2) to gather consensus on ecological civilization, 3) to promote exchanges and cooperation in global biodiversity conservation and ecological civilization-related fields, and provide experience and wisdom for building a global community of life and achieving harmonious coexistence between human beings and nature. In accordance with the theme of COP15 and in line with the objectives of this forum, the theme of the Ecological Civilization Forum is: working together to build a harmonious and beautiful world for all life on the planet.
Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of Agenda 21 into reality, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and microorganisms and their ecosystems – it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live.
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international treaty governing the movements of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology from one country to another. It was adopted on 29 January 2000 as a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity and entered into force on 11 September 2003.
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way. It entered into force on 12 October 2014, 90 days after the date of deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification.
A loss of biodiversity threatens human survival, said Inger Andersen, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
But what is biodiversity exactly? Why is it so important to address biodiversity loss? And why should we not only talk about it, but also take action? How dire and alarming is the situation? How is China doing on this front with its “lush mountains and lucid water are invaluable assets” campaign? What is the connection between biodiversity and climate change?