100+Biodiversity Positive Practices and Actions Around the World
In order to better carry out the “100+ Biodiversity Positive Practices and Actions Around the World” campaign, and to attract more case declarations around the world, the declaration deadline of this campaign is now extended by 7 days, which will now last to September 7, 2021. To ensure fairness, if you have already submitted declaration and wish to make amendments, it’s also possible to resubmit the declaration during the extension period. For details, please refer to the following guidelines.
The campaign “100+ Biodiversity Positive Practices and Actions Around the World” is now open for submissions. The campaign aims to showcase noteworthy biodiversity-related actions, practices and models and to demonstrate the strong commitment of non-governmental actors worldwide to protect, conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. It is held in the context of the preparations for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to be held in Kunming, China, during which the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be considered for adoption, the biodiversity targets for the following decade will be determined, and the vision statement for harmonious co-existence between human and nature by 2050 will be formulated.
Authorities for guidance: CBD Secretariat, Office of the Executive Committee for the Preparation of COP15
Co-hosts: China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPF), Paradise International Foundation
Co-organizers: Shan Shui Conservation Center (SSCC), Global Environmental Institute (GEI)
Supporter: Yangtze River Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China， IUCN, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China Environment News， Chinese Academy of Forestry, National Resource Centre for Chinese Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences， Conservation International (CI), Client Earth, The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by UNDP (UNDP GEF SGP), Weibo
II. Submission Period
20th July 2021 to 7th September 2021
III. Submission Criteria
- What to submit
Eligible entities are invited to submit case studies or good practices that focus on biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of biodiversity, and or the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The case studies or good practices will involve non-governmental organizations (NGOs). For more information, see section “2. Who can submit.” Submissions will be categorized as follows:
- Who can submit
Applicants shall be independent legal entities that have undertaken and implemented the biodiversity programs that they present, including but not limited to government departments, civil organizations (social groups, foundations, and social service institutions), corporate entities, government-affiliated institutions, civic groups, communities, and schools.
Each applicant may not submit more than three cases.
- Scope of the campaign
We accept submissions on a global scale, in English or Chinese.
- How to submit
Please choose one of the following ways to submit:
I. Scan the QR code below to fill the blank online. Please download the confirming declaration page (appendix 2), affix with the official seal and sign, then upload it in the form of scanned copy or photo.
Ⅱ. Access to the link: http://lxi.me/mgywx to fill the blank online. Other steps are the same as in way I.
Ⅲ. Download the submission form (appendix 1), send the filled submission form with the confirming declaration page (appendix 2, please affix official seal and sign then upload scanned file or photo), and 3 photos that could show the content of the case to email@example.com. The subject should be like “Case Submission — Name of Applicant”.
IV. Evaluation Criteria
1. Experts at home and abroad in fields of biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, and benefit-sharing will be invited either virtually or physically to evaluate the submissions between September 8th to 20th, 2021.
2. Submissions will be assessed from multiple perspectives, including their ecological value, social impact and benefit, innovation, promotion and sustainability, and textual/visual presentation.
3. The evaluation will be carried out in three steps: short-listing, preliminary review, and final review. Over 100 “typical examples” of good practices will be selected, among which 10-20 “specially recommended examples” will be singled out.
V. Announcement and release
In accordance with experts’ review, the result of “typical examples” and “specially recommended examples” will be published on the co-hosts’ official websites for public notification, and if no objection occurs, it will be released at the COP15 NGO Forum officially.
1. The “typical examples” and “specially recommended examples” winners will be awarded with certificates by the Co-hosts.
2. The representatives of the “typical examples” and “specially recommended examples” winners in Chinese territory may have chance to be financially supported to attend the NGO Forum in COP15 offline, while representatives from out of Chinese territory may have chance to join the NGO Forum online.
3. The “typical examples” and “specially recommended examples” will be made into pamphlets and distributes to delegates during the CBD COP 15. It will also be published in both English and Chinese for publicity and promotion in later times.
VII. Other matters
1. When submitting all the cases (including but not limited to words, photos, and graphs), the applicant must ensure there are no copyright disputes, and agree to authorize the event organizers to use and publish the submitted and selected cases for free. In case of disputes or public opinion incidents arising from the infringement by the submitted and selected cases and/or photos, the applicant shall bear the responsibilities arising therefrom and indemnify the co-hosts of the event for any loss incurred thereby.
2. The applicant must ensure the authenticity of the submitted cases. If false case materials are provided, the submission will be removed and the applicant will be disqualified. Such fraud or deceptive behavior will also be reported by hosts in a reasonable manner. In case such disputes occur, the applicant shall bear the responsibilities arising therefrom and indemnify the co-hosts of the event for any losses incurred thereby.
3. This event shall be construed by its co-hosts CEPF and the Paradise International Foundation.