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Taking Action Against Invasive Alien Species In China: Introducing Prevention & Control Policy Tools

China’s NBSAP and other national and regional programs and policies include action plans, implementation plans, targets, guidelines and decisions related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Numerous Chinese ministries and local governments have adopted and implemented a broad range of powerful policy instruments for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. As a result, there is strengthened cooperation and increased biodiversity conservation and sustainable use among government agencies, universities and research institutes.

Press Release: China Releases National Plan To Implement SDGs @ 2016

China released its national plan for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which translates each target of SDGs into “action plans” for China. China currently holds G-20 Presidency, and has previously called on the G-20 to formulate its own action plan on the 2030 Agenda.

Consultant wanted for ABS project

UNDP is embarking on the project preparation process for the Project of the Chinese Government entitled “Developing and Implementing the National Framework on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge”.

Equator Initiative Case Study – Kanghua Community Development Centre

Kanghua Community Development Centre (formerly Kangmei Institute of Community Development and Marketing) assists villagers along the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River in establishing cooperatives and resource management plans that promote the sustainable harvesting of wild herbs and protect giant panda habitats. Among other projects, the Centre’s work is addressing the unsustainable extraction of medicinal plants that has threatened pandas and other wildlife by damaging their fragile habitats.

Environmental Indicators And Sustainable Agriculture

This chapter of Regional Water and Soil Assessment for Managing Sustainable Agriculture in China and Australia looks at how indicators can be used to assess agricultural sustainability. Indicators are biophysical, economic and social attributes that can be measured and used to assess the condition and sustainability of the land from the farm to the regional level. Reliable indicators provide signals about the current status of natural resources and how they are likely to change.

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