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Moderation: Mr Rainer Agster, Director of Private Sector Cooperation, adelphi
08:15-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:20 Welcoming Remarks
  Mr Han Bin
Deputy Director General, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance (MoF), P. R. China

Mr Rolf Dieter Reinhard
Deputy Head of Economic Department, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in P.R. China
09:20-09:50 Opening Speeches
  Mr Michael Kömm
Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Mr Xu Qiangxing
Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Center, National Forestry and Grasslands Administration, P. R. China. Followed by an introduction to trilateral cooperation in the framework of the Sino-German Centre for Sustainable Development by Mr Hagen Ettner, GIZ China
09:50-10:20 Keynote Speech 
  Mr Dr Ma Jun
Director of the Research Center for Green Finance Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research
10:20-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Session 1: Biodiversity in China and Germany – experiences and challenges
  Status quo and challenges for biodiversity in China
Ms Prof  Lü Zhi, School of Life Sciences, Peking University

Status quo and challenges for biodiversity in Germany
Ms Prof Birgit Gemeinholzer, University of Giessen

Best practice in China: wetland restoration
Ms Prof Cui Lijuan, Vice-dean, Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences

Best practice in Germany: sustainable forest management
Mr Dr Stephan Gampe, Director, Department of Forests, Bureau for Food, Agriculture and Forests, Weilheim, Germany
12:00-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:30 Session 2: Climate change and biodiversity – synergies and challenges
  Science perspective: Interactions between climate change and biodiversity
Mr Prof Helge Bruelheide, Founding Director of the German Center for integrated biodiversity research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Policy perspective: synergies between climate and biodiversity policy and practice
Mr Prof Ouyang Zhiyun, Director of the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Private sector perspective: creating a business case for climate change and biodiversity
Ms Ma Yuanyuan, Director of Stakeholder Relations, UPM
Mr Zhao Jinling, Vice President of Elion Group
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:15 Session 3: Financing Natural Resource Management


Financing of natural resource management – instruments, impacts and perspectives of Sino-German Financial Cooperation
Ms Dr Christine Heimburger, Director, East Asia and Pacific, KfW, Germany

Wetland restoration at Hengshui Lake
Ms Liu Zhenjie, Deputy Director of the Hengshui Binhu New Zone Management Commission

Financing for biodiversity – Global perspective
Ms Dr Karin Kemper, Global Director Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy Good Practice, World Bank

Financing for biodiversity – EU perspective
Ms Zhao Lu, Project Officer, European Investment Bank

Financing for biodiversity –Asian perspective
Mr Dr Au Shion Yee, Senior Water Resources Specialist in East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank  

16:15-17:05 Concluding Panel Discussion: Outlook on COP15 and Sino-German priorities for biodiversity

Opener for discussion: A deal for nature and people – the role COP 15 for sustainable development by
Mr Michael Kömm, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Dr Xu Jing, Senior Engineer, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences

Ms Zhou Zhihua, Deputy Director General, Department of Protected Area, National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), P. R. China

Mr Stephan Opitz, Member of the Management Committee of KfW Development Bank, Germany

Mr Ralf Becker, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany

Mr Dr Aleksandar Rankovic, Coordinator for Post-2020 International Biodiversity Governance, IDDRI, France

17:05-17:15 Vote of Thanks
  Mr Dr Wolfram Erhardt, KfW Office Beijing