Six people pose for photo in front of sign.
Association of Pacific Rim Universities representatives, from left: David Lassner, president of University Hawai'i at Mānoa; Gene Block, chancellor of UCLA; Gary S. May, chancellor of UC Davis; Cynthia K. Larive, chancellor of UC Santa Cruz; Diego Quiroga, rector of Universidad San Francisco de Quito; and Angelo A. Jimenez, president of University of the Philippines. (Peopletography/Sarah Gonzalez)

Worldwide Leaders Convene to Protect and Advance Global Biodiversity

UC Davis Hosts APEC University Leaders’ Forum

"UC Davis hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation University Leaders’ Forum Monday (Nov. 13), bringing together nearly 100 international environmental leaders to discuss sustaining and strengthening biodiversity amid climate change. The forum, “Investing in Tomorrow’s Biodiversity,” highlighted UC Davis’ efforts to make a positive impact on the environment.

“It’s our responsibility to take action in the face of devastating global biodiversity loss and climate change,” said Chancellor Gary S. May. “As leaders, we must continue to drive breakthrough scientific research and collaborate on innovative solutions to preserve the health of our planet. By working together, we can mitigate the impact of biodiversity loss and protect our ecosystems for generations to come.”

Co-sponsored by UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, or APRU, the event was held in San Francisco during the week of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, CEO Summit. The forum featured high-level conversations between CEOs, policy leaders, university presidents and top researchers to drive investment in biodiversity."

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