COP15 CBD High Level Side Event - Future Mountains in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
14.12.2022 | 18:15 –
14.12.2022 | 20:15
14.12.2022 | 18:15 – 20:15

Developing a vision of Mountain Futures


The Side Event will focus on the theme“Future Mountains in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework” and includes four topics: (1) ecological restoration and dual-carbon economy, (2) germplasm resources and seed industry technology, (3) Ethnobotany and traditional utilization, and (4) urban-rural industrial chain construction and benefit-sharing.

The Side Event will emphasize helping the global public, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the traditional knowledge systems, green ecological wisdom, and the potential value of distinctive biological resources of the global mountain people, especially the minority in south-west China; to explore trade systems and market channels to enhance the ecological and cultural value of mountain regions and enhance biodiversity conservation; and to work with stakeholders including indigenous and local communities, women, youth, non-governmental organization, local governments, science and technology, business and financial sectors to develop a vision of Mountain Future and share a dual-carbon of Life of future to lead the green development transition.


  1. Song of the Mountain Futures
  2. The opening session
    Ms. Wanhua Yang, Invited consultant by Centre for Mountain Futures (CMF)
    • The side-event background
    • Introduction of speakers and guests
    • Speech by Carlos Martin-Novella, Deputy Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
    • Speeches by leaders
  3. Keynote speech
    Dr. Jianchu Xu, CMF/KIB, CIFOR-ICRAF and MRI SLC member
    From Rio to Kunming, from Kunming to Montreal -The Roads of Mountain Futures
  4. Theme speeches (chaired by Anja Gassner, CIFOR-ICRAF)
    • Theme introduction with film
    • Scientific exploration: Dr. Nakul Chettri (ICIMOD)
    • Ecological restoration: Dr. Juliet Lu (UBC)
    • Indigenous Wisdom: Dr. Robert Grumbine (CMF)
    • Future living: Dr. Linxiu Zhang (UNEP-IEMP)
  5. Discussion and Q & A
  6. Action for Future Mountains and 2022 Ill Mountain Future Congress
    • Stars of the Future : Film
    • The initiation of 2022 Ill Mountain Futures Conference (access to the meeting)
    • Promotional film of CMF
    • Closing remark by Dr. Tara Moreau, Professor, University of British Columbia

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Cover image by Zongnan Bao.