Our Opening Webinar
Title: How do botanical gardens contribute to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)‘s targets?
Time: January 25, 2022, 5:00-6:00 pm (Vancouver time) /January 26, 2022, 9:00-10:00 am (Beijing time)
Prof. Yongping Yang
Prof. Yongping Yang is the director and professor of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Yang has been conducted taxonomic reviews and biogeography of several taxa, such as Ophiopogon, Polygonatum, Salix and Koenigia.
In recent years, more are focused on the reproduction ecology of alpine plants in the Tibetan Plateau, and the mechanism of adaptive evolution of Stipa purpurea and Brassica rapa var. rapa under highland abiotic and biotic environments through the comparative studies of genomic variation and genetic functions.
Prof. Yang has published more than 200 papers during the past 3 decades.
The Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15, CBD) has been held the first part of the meeting in Kunming in 2021. COP 15 focuses on the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF), which sets out an ambitious and measurable plan to implement broad-based action to alter our relationship with biodiversity and the natural world for the better. It aims to achieve, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature. As a senior biodiversity researcher and critical participant of COP15, Prof. Yang will share his experience and his vision on how to secure our future and end biodiversity loss, and eventually drive our action to achieve GBF’s targets. Specifically, he will focus on the role of botanical gardens in arriving at our commitment to GBF.