Guangdong International Forum on Sustainable Development

 

 

Featuring a Ceremony to Launch the

Guangdong Environmental Partnership

 

May 13, 2009

 

Guangzhou, China

 

 

 

Program funders and event hosts:

 


Guangdong International Forum on Sustainable Development

Featuring a Ceremony to Launch the

Guangdong Environmental Partnership

 

Time: May 13, 2009 (Wednesday), 9:00 – 14:00

Venue: Lecture Auditorium of Teaching Building No.3, Sun Yat-sen University

 

Draft Agenda

 

Launching Ceremony of ISC Guangdong Environmental Partnership Program

Moderator: Zhang Ye, China Country Representative of ISC

 

8: 30-9: 00    Sign-in of distinguished guests

9: 00-9: 05    Welcome speech by Mr. Huang Daren, President of Sun Yat-sen University

9: 05-9: 15    Speech by Ms. Madeleine Kunin, Former Governor of Vermont and Former U.S. Ambassador, Founder and Member of ISC Board of Directors

9: 15-9: 20    Speech by Dr. Zhong Yangsheng, Vice Chairperson of Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Guangdong Province, Former Executive Vice Governor of Guangdong Province

9: 20-9:25     Speech by Chen Min, Deputy Director General, Environmental Protection Bureau of Guangdong Province

9: 25-9:30     Speech by Michael Jacobsen, U.S. Consular Chief and Deputy Consul General, in Guangzhou

9: 30-9: 35    Speech by Mr. George Hamilton, President, Institute for Sustainable Communities

9: 35-9:40     Certificates Offering Ceremony for ISC-Lingnan EHS TOT Training

9: 40-9: 45    Plaques Offering Ceremony for ISC Community-Based Energy Efficiency Pilot Communities of Guangdong

9: 45-9: 50    Group Photos of VIPs

 

Guangdong International Forum on Sustainable Development

Keynote Presentations (9:50-10:50)

Keywords: Sustainable Development, International Cooperation, Low-Carbon Economy, Circular Economy, Energy Efficiency, Emission Reduction, Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Moderator: Prof. Wu Lifan, Dean of the Lingnan College, Sun Yat-sen University

9: 50-10: 10         Presentation by Ms. Ann Condon, Director of EHS Programs, GE Corporate

10: 10-10: 30       Presentation by Mr. Jia Feng, Deputy Director General of the Department of Education and Communications, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Editor-in-Chief of World Environment Magazine, Deputy Director of National Environmental Awareness Program

10: 30-10: 50      Presentation by Mr. Olivier Carduner, Mission Director, Regional Development Mission for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development

10: 50-11:00        Coffee Break

 

Panel Discussion: Community-Driven Sustainable Development (11:00-11:55)

Key Words: Community Development, Sustainable Communities, Resource Efficiency, Education for Sustainable Communities and Public Participation

Moderator: TBD

 

Expert speakers:

Mr. George Hamilton, President of ISC

Mr. Jia Feng, Deputy Director General of the Department of Education and Communications, Ministry of Environmental Protection

Ms. Bi Zhijian, Deputy Director General of Guangdong Economic & Trade Commission

Mr. Hou Yibin, Party Secretary of Sanjiao Town

Professor Gao Linbiao, Executive Deputy Director of Center for Environmental Education at South China Normal University

Ms. Wang Li, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility of Citigroup (China)

Mr. Li Sze Lim, Executive Director of the Board of Directors, R&F Properties

 

Panel Discussion: Corporate Social Responsibility—Environment, Health and Safety (12:00-13:00)

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Enterprises, EHS Management for Enterprises, EHS System, EHS Professionals

Moderator: Mr. Owen Yu, Proprietor of Manager Magazine

 

Expert speakers:

Ms. Ann Condon, Director of GE Corporate Environmental Programs

Mr. Ken Lanshe, Senior Director for Ethical Standards and Sustainability of Wal-Mart

Mr. Fang Guiquan, Chairperson of the Board, Pearl River Beer Group Co. Ltd.

A senior official of Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau

Deputy Director General of Guangdong Bureau of Work Safety

A senior official of Guangdong Department of Health

A senior official of Guangdong Labor and Social Security Department

 

Lunch (13:00-14:30)Zijingyuan, Sun Yat-sen University

 

Press Availability (13:00-15:00)
Participating Organizations

 

Funders

United States Agency for International Development

GE Foundation

Honeywell

Citi Foundation

SABIC Innovative Plastics

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Adidas

 

Key Colleagues and Partners:

Committee on Environmental and Resource Protection, Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Guangdong Province

Economic & Trade Commission of Guangdong Province

Environmental Protection Bureau of Guangdong Province

Bureau of Work Safety of Guangdong Province

Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision of Guangdong Province

Department of Health of Guangdong Province

Guangdong Food & Drug Administration

Guangdong Labor and Social Security Department

South China Normal University

Business for Social Responsibility

Guanlan Street of Shenzhen City

Sanjiao Township of Zhongshan City

Doumen Township of Zhuhai City

United States Consulate in Guangzhou, China

United States Embassy in Beijing, China

United States Environmental Protection Agency

British Consulate in Guangzhou, China

General Electric

SABIC Innovative Plastics

Citigroup

Honeywell

Hewlett Packard

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Foundation

Leaning and Ecological Activities Foundation (LEAF) for Children

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

ICF International

Eco-Asia

Shining Stone

Shelburne Farms

Vermont Law School

 

Organizers:

Lingnan College, Sun Yat-sen University

Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)

 

Media Co-sponsors:

Economy Channel of NetEase

Manager Magazine

Yangcheng Evening News  (www.ycwb.com)

 

Media

People’s Daily (South China)

China Daily

Guangzhou Daily

Nanfang Daily

Nandu Daily

21st Century Business Herald

Wenweipo

Time Weekly

Guangdong TV

South China TV

Guangzhou TV

New Express Daily

Information Times

China First Financial Daily

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