Yandangshan dispatchers attended the 7th GGN Conference

On September 26 to 30, 2016, the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks was held in English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.Yandangshan dispatchers attended this conference. And there were more than dispatchers from all over the world attending this conference.

The conference鈥檚 purpose is to make scholars, scientists, members of the executive board and government representatives from 120 representatives of the UNESCO Global Geopark gather together to discuss the geological relic鈥檚 protection, sustainable economic development, scientific research and community management. The conference includes the theme exhibition, the meeting of theme venue branch 鈥渨ith a positive way for leisure and good health鈥, and the case study of the best participants of Global Geopark. Yandangshan representatives made the theme speech of 鈥渢he best laboratory of plate landing research: Yandangshan Global Geopark鈥, and carried out the discussion with present experts, causing the widespread concern.

Yandangshan delegation attended this promotion, exchange and sent out about 300 pieces of promotion material, 200 characteristic souvenir of the park, attracting the delegations of various countries, local students from primary and middle school students and citizens to visit and consult.

The representatives of Yandangshan Global Geopark also actively exchanged with the representatives of other countries to learn, and fully communicated with Ningde, Danxiashan, Wudalianchi and Spain Villuercas, etc. to share their own experience in management and protection on Geopark, hoping to further exchange and cooperate.

During the conference, the Global Geopark Network Executive Board Meeting, and the Global Geopark Network (GGN) Mass Meeting were held, to discuss and approve the Global Geopark Network Association Constitution Report, the Global Geopark Network鈥檚 constitution, regulations and code of ethics, the Global Geopark Network 2016-2020 strategic planning and 2017 membership dues standards; it also approved Ms Chen Xiaoning, the chief of Geological Environment Department of MLR, China, as the GGN honorary member.

GGN as the international partnership under the support of the UNESCO was established in 2004, serving as a volunteer network for a decade (2004-2014), to support the coordination of Global Geopark and the spread of the concept of Geoparks around the world. GGN has formed the best typical model of Geopark operation and management, and set the quality standard for the geological relic鈥檚 protection according to the regional sustainable development strategy. In 2014, to obtain legal person qualification, it was officially registered in Provence, France, with the existing group members of 120, of which 33 are in China.

By Lu Qinfei

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