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    • #6862

      Dear visitor,

      Welcome to the Q&A block for the Session 3 of the The Fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and The Eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science, scheduled on 19 April 2021.

      Please note that, since all the questions cannot be handled in the time provided, this section is made for all the presenters, panelists and attendees to continue the exchange through the forum which will remain open for three days after the end of this session, i.e; till 22 April 2021, to give an opportunity for the online discussions to continue.

      Thank you for your patience.

    • #7342

      Johny S. Tasirin commented
      From the summary of session two, I think we should pay more attention to fast-growing tree species to provide sustainable sources for energy generation.

    • #7351

      Madhav Karki questioned
      My question to Yan Liu: thanks for your clear presentation. my question is: Apart from technologies and innovations, how China is using indigenous and local knowledge in planning post 2020 biodiversity framework my take is techlogical fix alone will not halt biodiversity loss and restore the degraded habitats?

      • #7352

        Yan Liu responded
        Thank you for your question. As far as I know, many departments and local governments in China attach great importance to the conservation and inheritance of traditional knowledge related to biodiversity, carrying out a series of surveys and cataloguing work and developing encouraging conservation measures. I believe those measures and actions are on the track to protect biodiversity.

    • #7353

      Karen Siu-Ting commented
      A comment to Dr Yan Liu’s presentation. I disagree with your statement that with undertaking eDNA monitoring you avoid the need for taxonomists. All the opposite! now with the need to increment the information in databases to help identify eDNA sampling, taxonomists studies are more more needed than ever to help in this effort. Investment in taxonomy and biodiversity research is very urgently needed to help clarify and delimit the species to enable eDNA studies.

    • #7354

      Yan Liu commented
      Thank you for your comments and clarification. I was a taxonomist at the beginning of my professional life. There is no doubt that taxonomy expertise is very important in biodiversity investigation and monitoring. Perhaps the slice does not express my points in appropriate way, actually, just because of the importance of taxonomists, and I believe that environmental DNA technology can free taxonomists from extensive investigation and sampling and play a vital role in the critical stages of classification identification.

    • #7355

      Madhav Karki commented
      I congratulate Dr. Ervin for her brilliant presentation; While I agree to her stress on dat based solutions, my question is: Is data alone can provide the transformative solutions? would not we need information and knowledge in fact I feel that we need knowledge – inclusive knowledge that includes ILK and practices, – based solutions; Knowledge that is dynamic, that connects future actions with the the past learning. will be grateful for your response. Thanks

    • #7356

      Jamison Ervin responded
      Hi Madhav – thank you for your question! Data is a starting point – as the basis for better knowledge and information. Fully agree with your comment! You might be interested in seeing how we are using dynamic data at, and how we are working with governments to support mapping of “Essential Life Support Areas” in 12 countries:

    • #7357

      Alice C. Hughes questioned
      Dr Liu Yan, China is currently leading approaches to measure protected area effectiveness, and through ecological redlines developing new sustainable modes of development. How do you think these lessons can better be implemented elsewhere, especially through the capacity building efforts of various CAS and related institutes?

      • #7358

        Jamison Ervin commented
        I believe that China has a unique approach to land use planning, identifying key areas for conservation. It would be very interesting to see how China’s approach could inform the process of developing “Essential Life Support Areas,” and vice versa. (Please see I would love to see a strong commitment to integrated land use planning emerge at COP 15 in Kunming this fall.

      • #7359

        Yan Liu responded
        China’s ongoing work on the Ecological Red Line provides an effective tool for ecological space planning, ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation. Personally. The Ecological Red Line Is based on China’s conditions, I believe that could provide experience and useful reference to other countries interested. As far as my organization is concerned, we are willing to work with our Chinese partners to take the opportunity to participate in relevant capacity development projects in the future.

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      Johny S.Tasirin commented
      From the summary of session two, I think we should pay more attention to fast-growing tree species to provide sustainable sources for energy generation.

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