COP15 | SZ included in CitiesWithNature initiative.mp4
Shenzhen, along with some 20 cities around the world, was included in CitiesWithNature initiative. The result was announced at the seventh Summit for Subnational Govenments & Cities, a parallel event to the second phase of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, on Monday local time in Montreal, Canada.
This is the first time that Chinese cities have been included in the platform. In addition to Shenzhen, another five Chinese cities such as Chengdu and Kunming were also included in the platform. Other cities selected for the platform include Paris, Nagoya, San Francisco and Boston.
The seventh Summit for Subnational Govenments & Cities focuses on a campaign for biodiversity. It revolves around three activities: Engagement, Influence and Action. Wen Zhong, deputy director of Shenzhen Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau, highlighted the importance of mainstreaming biodiversity in his speech at the engagement session Monday local time in Montreal.
Wen Zhong (2nd R) holding the certificate of Shenzhen's inclusion in CitiesWithNature initiative poses for a photo with U.N. representatives at the seventh Summit for Subnational Governments & Cities in Montreal, Canada, on Monday local time.
Representatives of cities included in CitiesWithNature initiative hold their certificates.
Wen Zhong (3rd R) at the seventh Summit for Subnational Govenments & Cities in Montreal on Monday.
Wen also shared Shenzhen’s innovative models promoting mainstreaming biodiversity and invited guests participating in the session to visit Shenzhen.
A view of the seventh Summit for Subnational Governments & Cities in Montreal on Monday.