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Expert from Research Institute of Ecology Conservation and Restoration Attended the International Seminar on China Supporting the Construction of Africa "Green Great Wall" and Made a Keynote Report
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On April 13, International Seminar on China Supporting the Construction of Africa "Green Great Wall" was held in Beijing. The seminar was hosted by National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) and relevant department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was organized by the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR). High-level officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NFGA, the Organization of Africa Green Great Wall, the Secretariat of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and diplomatic envoys to China of relevant African countries attended the opening ceremony online and offline and delivered speeches.

Professor Lu Qi, director of Experimental Center of Desert Forestry and deputy director ofResearch Institute of Ecology Conservation and Restoration, attended the meeting and delivered a report entitled "China's Latest Scientific and Technological Achievements and Experience in Desertification Control". The report focused on the key role of China's large-scale ecological projects in "greening" the land in northern China, showing China's remarkable achievements in combating desertification. Then the report elaborated the specific mode of China’s sand control and its global feasibility, analyzed the basic principles of wind prevention and sand fixation, greening design with water, and greening the combination of water and soil. It also described the specific practice of China’s sand control technology system, governance mode and systematic engineering. In the context of global attention, combating and controlling desertification has entered a new period of strategic opportunities. Facing sustainable development goals such as protection, restoration and promotion of the sustainable use of land ecosystems, , stopping biodiversity loss and other global, China supports Africa with science and technology andsustainable forest management, combating and controlling desertification, stopping and reversing land degradation phenomenon assists Africa to construct the “Great Green Wall”. China and Africa together protecting the earth's ecological environment will be of great importance.

More than 20 division-level officials from six African countries, including Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Senegal, listened to the seminar online. The seminar received a warm response. (Wang Dongfang /Research Institute of Forestry New Technology)