Investing in sustainable development is fundamental for both Africa and China’s long-term prosperity, and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC, July 18-20, Beijing) is a significant platform for catalysing such investment. Building economies that manage natural capital wisely is necessary, as forecasts suggest that by 2050 the world’s population will exceed 9 billion and already now humanity uses 50% more resources than the earth can regenerate every year.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the African Development Bank will offer unique perspectives on why environmental and social considerations need to an the centre of the expanding China-Africa (AfDB) relationship, and how they can be implemented.
DATE: July 17 (Tuesday)
VENUE: Royal Norwegian Embassy – 1, Dong Yi Jie, Sanlitun 100600 Beijing (enter from 3rd ring road South direction) – 挪威使馆，朝阳区三里屯东一街1号, phone: +86 10 8531 9600
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 rmb at the door to non-members
REGISTRATION: email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know numbers and for security clearance. Please bring your passport or photo ID!
Jim Leape, Director General, WWF International
Anthony Okon Nyong, Manager of Compliance and Safeguards Division of the African Development Bank
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS:
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a member of the African Development Bank Group established in 1964 with the intention of promoting economic and social development in Africa. The Group comprises the the AfDB, African Development Fund (ADF), and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). AfDB provides loans and grants to African governments and private companies investing in the regional member countries across Africa.