During the meeting, Wang Longmian's associate researcher made an academic report entitled "Nitrogen removal and characteristics of anaerobic ammonia oxidation bacteria in NUA-DAS ecofilters". By taking part in this forum, we have fully communicated with the academic representatives of various countries on the whole life cycle management mechanism of waste and biomass increment, learned some useful references to waste and biomass value-added technology, and further publicized the technology and environmental protection of the waste and biomass added in our country and the environmental protection. The latest progress in these areas is of positive significance for the future international cooperation research.">
This symposium was aimed at the hot issues of geoscience development and application of remote sensing technology, including various discussion type, such as plenary meeting, sub-theme session and poster exhibition. The discussion contents mainly included the geographical research and application of big data, application of urban remote sensing, earth space information, using MODIS satellite to monitor vegetation information, wetland remote sensing monitoring and other topics. During the symposium, Zou Changxin and Ye Xin displayed the research results of constructing the ecological security pattern based on the ecological protection redline in the form of poster, and publicized the academic main practices to various countries about the latest research progress of ecological protection redline in China. Liu Dong showed the dynamic changes of the alpine wetlands in China's Tibet region in the form of poster, and publicized the latest research results in the field of climate change and ecosystem response of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.
Through this symposium, we have acquired the latest research progress in the field of geoscience and remote sensing applications around the world, and strengthened communication with researchers from other countries. Moreover, we have well publicized the latest research results in the field of related advantageous subjects of our institute, and improved the academic status and research level in the field of ecological protection and remote sensing application, exhibiting significance implication for the continuous development of these academic filed.
The SBSTTA 22 mainly reviewed some items as follows: the progress towards selected aichi biodiversity targets and options to accelerate progress, protected areas, marine and coastal biodiversity, climate change, invasive alien species, digital sequence information on genetic resources, risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms, synthetic biology. Finally, the meeting produced seven draft resolutions, which will be submitted to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
The SBI 2 mainly reviewed some items as follows: the progress in the implementation of the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011‑2020, the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol, mainstreaming of biodiversity, global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism, specialized international access and benefit-sharing instruments, resource mobilization, capacity-building, national reporting, and assessment and review. Finally, the meeting produced twenty draft resolutions, which will be submitted to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.">
The workshop entitled “International Workshop on Traditional Knowledge Protection Experience between China and Other Countries in Asia” was organized on May 31st, 2018 in Nanjing by the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as “NIES”). 21 experts and scholars from Thailand, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, and domestic research institutes and universities attended the workshop. The workshop is an important component to promote and implement the second round of demonstration projects of the Bio-Bridge Initiative approved by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Haigen XU, Deputy Director-General of NIES gave a welcome speech for the workshop. Yan LIU, head of the Center for Nature Conservation and Biodiversity, gave a warm welcome to all participants. Dr. Rong DAI, the Principal Investigator of the project, introduced the topic and major issues of the project and workshop.
The main purpose of the workshop was to promote the exchange and sharing of relevant knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to the protection and research work of traditional knowledge in China and other Asian countries and to promote cooperation in the protection and research work of traditional knowledge between China and other Asian countries. The workshop discussed the experience, practices and challenges in the protection of traditional knowledge in Thailand, Republic of Korea, Vietnam and China. With the joint efforts of the organizers and representatives of the workshop, the workshop made great success.
At the same time, linked by traditional knowledge protection, the seminar has not only promoted in-depth exchange of views among experts and their peers in China and other Asian countries, but also has expanded Chinese scholars’ international mindset in this field. Thus, it has laid a solid foundation for China to actively carry out exchanges and cooperation with other Asian countries in this field.