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 Zhang Zhiqing
Deputy Director General, Department of Foreign Capital and Overseas Investment, National Development and Reform Commission, P. R. China 

Mr Dr Robert Dieter
Head of Economic Section, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing

09.20-09.50 Opening Speeches
  Ms Gisela Hammerschmidt
Director for Asia, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Mr Wang Weisheng
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
10.20-10.50 Coffee Break
10.50-12.00 Session 1: Biodiversity in China and Germany – experiences and challenges
  Status quo and challenges for biodiversity in China
Mr 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 Wang Wenbiao, Chairman and CPC Party Secretary, Elion Resources 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
Mr Shang Libing, Member of Hengshui Municipal Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China and Director-General of Hengshui Municipal United Front Department
Mr Prof Wu Dayong, School of Life Sciences, Hengshui University

Financing for biodiversity – Asian perspective
Mr Pavit Ramachandran, Principal Environmental Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Financing for biodiversity – EU perspective
EU Delegation (tbc)

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
Ms Gisela Hammerschmidt, Director for Asia, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

National Development and Reform Commission, P. R. China (tbc)

Ministry of Ecology and Environment, P. R. China (tbc)

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 (tbc)

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

17.05-17.15 Vote of Thanks
  Dr Wolfram Erhardt, KfW Office Beijing