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The 5th Franco-chi­nese Month of En­vi­ron­ment is un­der­way in Paris and across 22 Chi­nese cities, run­ning from Septem­ber 15–Oc­to­ber 14. As an event that shows the close re­la­tion­ship be­tween China and France, it con­tains 55 pro­grams and a to­tal of 130 ac­tiv­i­ties. This year the fo­cus is on the links be­tween health and en­vi­ron­ment; is­sues such as crises caused by pol­lu­tion and mea­sures on how to solve the prob­lem; and dis­cus­sions about how hu­man be­hav­iours—such as eat­ing habits— af­fect the en­vi­ron­ment.

Renowned ac­tress Jiang Yiyan and ac­tor Liu Ye are pa­trons of this year’s event. Both have been ded­i­cated to en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion for years, are am­bas­sadors for Wil­daid Foun­da­tion ( WAF) and ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties to help pro­tect en­dan­gered species.

The month-long 5th Fran­coChi­nese Month of En­vi­ron­ment event in­cludes a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, op­eras, con­certs, films, lec­tures on lit­er­a­ture, science and tech­nol­ogy, work­shops, and meet­ings be­tween schol­ars and ex­perts on the en­vi­ron­ment. The Month of En­vi­ron­ment is also the only art fes­ti­val in China fo­cus­ing on the en­vi­ron­ment and or­gan­ised by an em­bassy. Sev­eral high-level per­son­nel will give lec­tures for those in­ter­ested in pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment. France’s former min­is­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment Corinne Lepage will be speak­ing about the harm pes­ti­cides cause to peo­ple’s health and to the en­vi­ron­ment; ex­perts will be in­tro­duc­ing var­i­ous mea­sures to re­duce air, soil and wa­ter pol­lu­tion; French artists will hold an art ex­hi­bi­tion called Artists’ Emo­tion to­wards Food in five Chi­nese cities; Louis-al­bert de Broglie, nick­named “The Gar­dener Prince,” will visit four Chi­nese cities to in­tro­duce mea­sures for achiev­ing sound and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of crops; and fi­nally there will be dis­cus­sions on le­gal is­sues con­cern­ing the en­vi­ron­ment as part of the Chi­naFrance Le­gal and Ju­di­cial Ex­change Week, dur­ing which lawyer Chris­tian Hu­glo will present a lec­ture af­ter a screen­ing of a doc­u­men­tary about the Cadiz oil spill.

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