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The Jinan Declaration

On Ecological Safety and Human Health

At the 2nd International Conference on Ecological Safety and Human Health (Jinan)

Jinan, China, March 31st, 2016

We, representatives from countries including Cambodia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Suriname, the U.S. and international organizations, participating at the 2nd International Conference on Ecological Safety and Human Health (Jinan) in Jinan, Shandong province. Hereby adopt this Declaration, hereby referred to as the Jinan Declaration;

RECOGNIZE the historic milestone of the ten-year anniversary of IESCO (write out in full) and express profound appreciation to the founder and the management of this institution;

APPRECIATE all the contributions made by Jinan city and Shandong province in promoting the construction of ecological civilization, establishing the pattern of ecological safety and building “Beautiful China” and “Healthy China”.

RECOGNIZE, The Future We Want of the Rio+20 Conference, relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and the timely adoption by the Central Government of China of, and incorporation of ecological civilization into, its Five-in-One Strategy with the aim of building a “Beautiful China” and “Healthy China”, providing a new model of development for human survival.

TAKE INTO ACCOUNT the recent adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, as well as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change;

ACKNOWLEDGE that the opportunities and challenges of urbanization and ecological risks have increased in scope and complexity, and thus the need to harness the full potential of the existing institutional and policy frameworks as transformative instruments for economic growth while mindful of its the ecological sustainability, human safety, and welfare;

AWARE of the emerging challenge of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization due to, among others, conflicts, terrorism and natural disasters, which has forced populations to move en masse from rural areas to urban centers and vice versa, and across borders, resulting in increased insecurity that needs urgent and comprehensive attention;

AWARE of the problems and challenges such as global warming, accelerating extinction of species and frequent occurrence of highly fatal contagious diseases, which are seriously threatening human survival and social development; the disastrous consequences caused by ecological degradation and environmental pollution that threaten human health everywhere given that  ecological degradation is a global issue affecting all societies, , and that no single country can solve this problem single-handedly; any form of regional ecological degradation and environmental pollution could develop into a global ecological disaster;

CONVINCED that ecological governance and human health are global issues, meaning that ecological governance involves not just a single region, nation or organization And therefore requires international cooperation within a community of shared interests. Note however, that due to the historical and reasons of self-interest, some countries may hold different views and interests in global ecological governance, which makes it difficult to find common ground in ecological safety and human health ecological governance does face the dilemma of “tragedy of the commons”; the inevitable and varied interests in the process of global ecological governance, the interests and demands for ecological safety thus vary across different nations due to the different development levels and historical backgrounds;

AWARE that the world is undergoing very rapid t development, that demand major adjustment, that the international situation is experiencing extremely complex changes. That the world is undergoing deep-changing multi-polarization, in-depth development of economic globalization and the adoption of Information Technologies which in the process making human societies and communities more interrelated and interdependent; a “Healthy China” refers to the overall improvement of health condition, including four aspects, namely,  healthy society, healthy environment, healthy industries, and healthy population. The ultimate goal of “Healthy China” is to realize the all-round development of mankind.

RECOMMEND strong global governance and investment in human health systems, and as well sustained research by national governments and the international community in this century through international cooperation;

RECOMMEND that peace and development should remain core themes of the time, which is reflected by the fact that “exchange and dialogue, mutual trust and cooperation, peace and development” become the common will and pursuit of all nations; in order to build a “Healthy China”, we should devote considerable resources to providing strong medical care system for our people, foster natural and social environments; adopt healthy lifestyles and behavior;

AGREE to build the permanent conference site and secretariat for International Conference on Ecological Safety and Human Health (Jinan) based on the 1st and 2nd Conferences; to continue to support the project of building Yuncui Valley International Ecological Town in Pingyin County, Jinan, and to make it an exemplary model to lead China’s health industry; to support the construction of “International Youth Entrepreneurship Building” where we will carry out youth training in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology under UN frameworks; to support the establishment of Beidou Standard Science and Technology Innovation Center in Jinan and to set up “Beidou Ecological Safety and Monitoring Sytem.”

Special gratitude goes to Mr. Chen Zongxing, vice-chairman of the 11th CPPCC for his support and his letter of congratulations. The Declaration is deliberated and approved by all representatives at the 2nd International Conference on Ecological Safety and Human Health (Jinan).

Attesting witnesses:

1. Mushahid Hussain Sayed

Chairman of National Defense Committee of Pakistan Senate;

Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor;

Deputy Chairman of Global Parties Climate and Ecological Alliance

 

2. Keo Puth Reasmey

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia;

High Privy Council of H.M. King of Cambodia;

Founding Chairman of World Ecological Safety Assembly

3. Sujata Koirala

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Nepal;

Chairwoman of G.P. Koirala Foundation;

President of the Women Affairs Committee of Global Parties Climate and Ecological Alliance(GPCEA)

4. Prof. Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

Chief Scientific Advisor of UN-Habitat

Director of UN-Habitat Youth Empowerment and Urban Ecological Safety Committee;

Director, Regional Office for Africa (ROAf), UN-Habitat;

5. General Zhang Wentai

Deputy Director of Environment and Resources Protection Committee of the 10th and11th National People’s Congress of China;

Honorary Chairman of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO)

6. Andrey Abramov

Director-General of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO)

Former Director of Office of Support and Coordination, UN-ECOSOC

7. Lloyd L. Pinas

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Surinam to China

8. Mohamed Hilmy

Mayor of Matale, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

9. Kebede Abera Ido

Consul General of Ethiopia to Chongqing

10. Lu De

Dean of Asia-Pacific School of International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences;

Senior Advisor of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO) 

11. Wu Jisong

Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences;

Director of the Consultative Committee of Experts of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO);

12. Ma Wenguang

SSecretary-General of International Weightlifting Association

Executive Chairman of SportAccord Asia-Pacific Headquarter; Secretary-General of International Weightlifting Federation;

13. Jiang Mingjun

Cabinet Member of UN Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC);

Founding Chairman of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO);

14. Guo Chongli

Former Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kenya, Representative of UN-Habitat;

Former Chinese Representative to UN-Habitat and UNEP.

15. Zhang Liwei

Chief Economist of State Council South-to-North Water Diversion Office;

Senior Advisor of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO)







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