- 10:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Grüne Zukunft: "Protecting and Restoring Forests: Experiences from China, Europe and Africa"
Over the past 25 years, China has increased its forest cover by 500,000 km², the most extensive reforestation achieved anywhere ever. They have done this by diverting traditional agricultural subsidies to pay farmers to plant trees on their land. However, while the process has been fast, it has not been perfect, and time will tell how long these billions of trees – often planted in unsuitable climates -- will actually survive.
Julia Christian shares her on-the-ground experience of Chinese approaches to reforestation and forest protection, and discusses how these programmes, and environmental policy more broadly, differ from modes of thinking in Europe and Africa. She asks what we can learn from one another and assesses how divergent approaches impact prospects for tackling our shared environmental crisis.
ONLINE on Monday, July 6 2020, 18.15
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