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2018 Chongming Eco-Island Int’l Forum Kicks Off


The 2018 Shanghai Chongming Eco-Island International Forum kicks off this morning. More than 50 famous experts from China and other countries, including the US, Britain, France, Netherlands, Italy and Israel, have gathered to offer advice and suggestions for building Chongming into a world class ecological island of high quality.

The forum is jointly organized by the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality and Chongming District People’s Government and its theme is “Ecology First & Green Development – Building Chongming into A World Class Ecological Island of High Quality”. This is the 1st forum held after Chongming determined to construct a world class ecological island in 2016. Apart from the opening ceremony and the keynote speech, there are 2 sub-forums (on the ecosystem and the modern urban agriculture respectively, the District Governors Session on Rural Revitalization, and 5 seminars. Centering on innovation-driven development, “ecology + civilization”, the cultural industry, health industry and green transportation, experts will engage in in-depth discussions on the construction of a world class ecological island and the ecological civilization of Chongming and offer their penetrating judgments for the green development of Chongming.

2018 Shanghai Chongming Eco-Island International Forum

“Chongming is striving to add the most brilliant ecological underpainting for a beautiful Shanghai.” An official of Chongming District introduced that Chongming is the most valuable and irreplaceable future-oriented strategic ecological space in Shanghai and green ecology is a sparkling card of Chongming and also the core competitiveness for its development. In recent years, Chongming has fully enhanced the level of building a world class ecological island and made great achievements in green agriculture, ecological tourism, rural environment governance and wetland restoration, and its innovative development path oriented on ecology has been recognized and concerned by increasing domestic and foreign experts and international organizations. Currently, Chongming is preparing for the 2021 China Flower Expo and will take this opportunity to promote the construction of a forest flower island, flower village, flower creek and flower mansion in Shanghai, with a view to building Chongming into the “Big Garden” in Shanghai and the “Central Park” in the Yangtze River Delta.

The Shanghai Chongming Eco-Island International Forum has been held in Chongming once every two years since 2006 and the 2018 forum is its 7th session. It is hoped that this forum will serve as a platform for international exchange and cooperation and bring about international visions and global wisdom for Chongming to build a world class ecological island of high quality in the new era.

The launching ceremony for the establishment of the Board of Governors of Chongming District Ecological Agriculture Science Innovation Center and the Sub-forum on modern urban agriculture (the China-Israel-Netherlands Agriculture Summit) is to be held this afternoon. The 1st Board of Governors is constituted by 17 scientific research institutions and enterprises, including Tongji University, Fudan University, East China Normal University, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Netherlands EuSino Foundation and CP Group, and it will focus on provenance agriculture, agricultural ecosystem environment and emerging industries to construct a more open and sharing intellectual resources platform. The Sino-Israel Modern Agriculture Research Institute was established simultaneously, making the establishment of a new Sino-foreign relationship on agricultural innovative cooperation.

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