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Grand Opening of the Third World Economic and Environmental Conference in Beijing

Date: Aug 10, 2010      Source: IEEPA      

On July 29, The Third World Economic and Environmental Conference (WEC), as an important non-government meeting in 2010 in the field of low carbon and environmental protection, pulled open the curtain in Beijing. Shen Longhai, Chairman of Steering Committee of IEEPA, and host of the conference, read out the congratulatory letter from Ablet Abduréshit, Vice-Chairman of CPPCC. Jiang Zhenghua and Cheng Siwei, Deputy Director of the Ninth and Tenth Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and Co-Chairmen of the conference, respectively gave speeches on "Strengthen International Cooperation to Construct Economic and Environmental Development System" as well as "Green Development Mode and Future Sustainable Development". Zhou Daoqiong, former Chairman of China Security and Futures Regulation Commission and former Governor of China Construction Bank, on behalf of the Organizing Committee of WEC, gave greeting speech, Mohammed Aslam, Minister of National Housing and Environment Ministry of Maldives, Vice Chairman of WEC, made keynote speech on "Response to Global Climate Change is a Common Opportunity".

Other guests of Presidium include Wang Maolin, Advisor of WEC, Deputy Chief of Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress, Zhang Qiong, Deputy Chief of the Committee for Social and Legal Affairs of CPPCC, Deputy Chief of Legal Affairs Office of the State Council, He Jiankun, Deputy Chief of National Climate Change Committee, Deputy Chief of School Council of Tsinghua University, Chief of Low Carbon Energy Laboratory, Edward Clerence-Smith, representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in China, Mongolia, DPRK and ROK, Wei Jianguo, former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce, Secretary-general of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Liu Yanhua, former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Counselor of the State Council, Cai Esheng, Vice Chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission, Long Yongshu, former Vice President of Chinese Academy of Social Science, Vice Chairman of China Society of Urban Economy, Ahmed Latheef, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Embassy of the Maldives in China, Joseph Strayer, Chairman of the National Science Energy Committee of Hungary, Peter Bidy, head of London Development Agency (LDA), Gyula Fazekas, Minister of the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in China, and Peter Thong, Chairman of British Chambers of Commerce and so on.

Other leaders and guests of organizers, co-organizers and sub-forum organizers include: Tanay SidkiUyar, Vice Chairman of World Wind Energy Association, Steve Howard, Chairman and Secretary-general of Australia Global Foundation, Jon Li, Secretary-general and CEO of IEEPA, Yang Chongguang, Vice Chairman of China Society of Urban Economy, Zhang Jugong, Secretary-general of China Society of Urban Economy, Zhao Zhiming, Chairman of China Petroleum & Petrochemical Equipment Industry Association, Lin Shunjie, Vice Secretary-general of ICC China, Liu Tongbo, Chief Delegate of London Development Agency Beijing Office, Shen Yiyang, Member of IEEPA, Senior Energy Expert Team Chief of Asian Development Bank, Cyrille Jegu, Member of IEEPA, Executive Director of Associate from The Natural Step and so on.

Other guests include ambassadors, ministers, consuls, delegates or guests from the United States, Canada, Hungary, Maldive, UK, as well as delegates of the world's top 500 enterprises, delegates of domestic and overseas cities, economists, financial experts, well-known scholars, business leaders, specialists, domestic and overseas media, NGO delegates and so on. According to the Organizing Committee, the enrolled number during the opening ceremony or 1 day ahead reached 812, and another 200 enrolled guests will attend the sub-forums in the future, therefore, it is expected that the deputies and guests will exceed 1000 in total.

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