China is an emerging force in the trade of soft commodities and greening its supply chains can bring about significant economic, environmental and social benefits. How can key stakeholders collaborate to achieve an Ecological Civilization and advance resilient, sustainable supply chains?
This dialogue brings together key stakeholders from the Chinese government, producer and other demand-side countries, businesses and civil society to raise awareness of ongoing efforts in China to advance green value chains and to explore opportunities for collaboration in the run-up to UN CBD COP15.
The session is co-hosted by the World Economic Forum and Civil Society Alliance for Biodiversity Conservation, supported by SEE Foundation, Global Environmental Institute, Paradise Foundation International, and Alliance of Private Protected Areas. It supports the work of the World Economic Forum-hosted Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA), the global multistakeholder platform for reducing commodity-driven deforestation.
- Ming Chen, Deputy Chief Economist, Foreign Economic and Cooperation Centre, Ministry of Environment and Ecology of China
- Prabianto Mukti Wibowo, Deputy Assistant Minister for Forestry, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Indonesia
- Sebastien Paquot, Counsellor, Climate and Environment, EU Delegation to China
- Al Luming, President, Dangdai Group; Chairman, SEE Foundation
- Wei Peng, Head of Sustainability, COFCO International
- Maarten Biermans, Head Sustainable Capital Markets, Rabobank
- Michael Beutler, Director of Sustainability Operations, Kering Group
- Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance
- Moderator: Dimitri de Boer, Chief Representative, ClientEarth