Beijing (March 21, 2012) & Tokyo (April 4, 2012)
BEIJING Dialogue & USCIB China Committee
Program with Bios of Speakers
Presentation by Keynote Speaker Dr Zhou Hongchun
Presentation by Joerg Wuttke, Chief Representative, China, BASF- The Chemical Company
Presentation by Raphael Schoentgen, GDF Suez
The March 21st dialogue featured a keynote address from one of the Chinese government’s leading advisors and experts on green industry development policy, including structural adjustment, “circular economy” promotion, and industrial energy efficiency. Additionally, the keynote speaker was joined by a diverse panel of industry experts and representatives from China, the US, and the EU, as well as a representative from the OECD. Representatives from the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC) as well as ICC China (CCOIC) were also present.
Right: Annegrethe Sylvest Jakobsen, Novozymes
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Zhou Hongchun, Professor; Director of the Department of Social Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council. Dr. Zhou is a leading Chinese expert on green economy and growth, and has an extensive international academic and policy background, including participation in international projects for UNEP, World Bank, UNDP, and WWF. The DRC of the State Council is a state agency responsible for policy research, strategic review and consulting of issues related to the economic and social development in China.
Left: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Zhou Hongchun speaks at Beijing Dialogue in March 2012.
Left: USCIB President & CEO Peter Robinson greets Dr. Zhou Hongchun. Mr. Robinson is joined by Tad Ferris, Holland & Knight and Chair of USCIB’s China Committee (right). Jeffrey Blount, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and Jianmei Feng, General Electric .
Above (left to right): Hiroyuki Tezuka, JFE Steel Co.; Professor James Sweeney, Stanford University; Hanni Rosenbaum, BIAC; Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Norine Kennedy, USCIB; Brian Flannery, Chair International Green Economies Dialogue.
Keidanren, BIAC’s Japanese member organisation, hosted the Tokyo Green Economy Dialogue on April 4, 2012. The Tokyo Dialogue brought together over 80 participants from international business and government as well as key academic experts to engage in a constructive discussion on opportunities and challenges in realizing a green economy. The conference highlighted a series of business
Below: Keiro Kitagami, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
initiatives that make a pro-active contribution to sustainable development, including on the role of innovation and technology in building a sustainable society on a global scale.
Japan’s Position and Priority Areas regarding Sustainable Development