First National Dialogue for China

This virtual convening created a space for participants to discuss strategies for supporting biodiversity and low-carbon development across China.

date & time
16 Nov 2022, 2:00PM UTC

China's first national dialogue convened 36 representatives from the World Bank, China Center for Urban Development, Ministry of Finance, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, and the cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, and Ningbo. Through this virtual dialogue, participants from the national and local governments discussed the need for Chinese cities to support urban biodiversity and low-carbon urban development, framed by keynote speeches from local subject-matter experts.  

By discussing and collaborating around these issues across levels of government, national and local representatives furthered their understanding of the latest developments around implementing measures to support urban biodiversity and low carbon development and what challenges the various agencies are facing—from policy governance to financing—to implementing solutions. This dialogue opened the door for subsequent dialogues and exchanges between the national and local governments, and for increased collaboration around these cross-cutting challenges and goals.