On November 13, 2023, Dr. Linxiu Zhang, Director of UNEP-IEMP, was invited to participate in the High-Level Policy Dialogue on "Policy Dialogue on Human Development: Navigating the future: Advancing human development in a changing world ", which was co-hosted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China and China Institute for Development Planning (CIDP), Tsinghua University. The event was centered on the topics of concern of the 2024 Regional Human Development Report for Asia and the Pacific by UNDP in November, focusing on pathways to advance human development in the context of global crises and megatrends. The dialogue featured four keynote presentations and two roundtable forums.
Director Zhang discussed the relationship between human development and environmental pressures with guests at a roundtable discussion on "Climate and nature-positive actions to power up human development". Director Zhang emphasized the importance of utilizing the climate and nature-friendly actions to facilitate human development. While addressing climate change, protecting nature and biodiversity, it was important to empower people and to build resilient social systems to promote sustainable livelihoods. Nexus approach and mind are needed regarding the multiple benefits of climate and nature-friendly actions. It is significant to view the role of policymaking and the green economy development, as well as the community participation. Meanwhile, it is meaningful to empower women and their full involvement.
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