2017 UN Green Economy Development Summit Forum and Wahington Innovation and Cooperation Forum
International Fund for China’s Environment
United States New York/Washington DC
The UN Summit on Sustainable Development in September of 2015 was a historical milestone. The main achievement of the summit was the passing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which identified 17 sustainable development goals. The agenda aimed to encourage all the countries in the world to turn to the path of sustainable development, and to solve development issues in three dimensions– society, economy, and environment, the last of which includes poverty eradication, clean water and sanitation, cheap and clean energy, industrial innovation and infrastructure, sustainable city and community, responsible consumption and production, climate action, etc.
To achieve sustainable development goals, the green economy is an important tool. The green economy is an economy that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment, with the support of high-tech innovation. It is the inevitable result of the sustainable development of society, combining market-oriented and ecological perspectives and fully expressing both natural resource and ecological values. The green economy includes ecological agriculture, ecological industry, ecotourism, environmental protection industry, new energy sources, the green service industry, etc.
As a developing country, the resources and environmental capacity in China are limited due to the large population base. In recent years, China has greatly developed its green economy as an effective way to push forward sustainable development and promote economy transformation. The Chinese government implemented a guidance mechanism that cultivated and gathered green industries, strengthened green technology research, fostered talents in the green industry, and at the same time developed green finance to attract angel investors, venture capital, etc. in order to develop the green economy. The government also stimulated green production and green consumption with methods such as government procurement and subsidies for green products.
International organizations have also made progress in fields such as new energy source development, green finance, and green industry innovation. To improve the communication and cooperation in green economy development between China and various international organizations, the International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE) and the UN Council for Sustainable Development jointly organized the 2017 UN Green Economy Development Summit Forum, aiming to share the experiences and patterns of green economy development, to promote green technology, to strengthen the cooperation between China and international societies, and to promote the green economy and global sustainable development.
Meanwhile, in order to broaden participants’ horizons, to discover more opportunities for cooperation, and to build a new communication circle, the IFCE and the US-China Innovation Association (UCIA) will host the 2017 Washington Innovation and Cooperation Forum on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The forum will invite officials from the Chinese Embassy to introduce the current situation and future predictions for the US-China economic relationship, and the recent investment of Chinese enterprises in the US. The forum will also invite experts in relevant fields to report on the developmental trends of research and entrepreneurship, as well as invite the relevant investment institutions to introduce potential investment directions and fields. The participants will be able to directly connect with Chinese and US government officials, experts, investors, and entrepreneurs.
The IFCE will also invite participants to attend the annual “2017 Green Music Festival,” with “ Green Future”as the theme, which will use music to call attention to the importance of environmental protection and to raise people’s awareness of environmental issues. The concert will also deliver positive energy to the community, and help more people understand the relationship between the environment and human beings, as well as contribute to the environmental and cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.
International Fund for China’s Environment
UN Council for Sustainable Development
Beijing Blue Dutch Culture Communication Company
China.com.cn/Window to China
National Emerging Industry Committee
TV：CCTV, CNN, NBC, ETTV, HTTV USA, Phoenix TV.
Broadcast：China National Radio, China Radio International.
Print：World Journal, Sing Tao Daily, People’s Daily, International Daily News, China Press, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Economic Daily News, Guang Ming Daily, China Youth Daily.
Network：Xinhuanet.com, people.com.cn, china.com.cn, cctv.com, Chinanews.com, Sina.com, QQ.com, Soho.com, netease.com, haiwainet.cn.
Prospective attended Guest Speakers
l Chair/Vice Chair of the UN Council for Sustainable Development
l Member of the UN Council for Sustainable Development
l Representative of the UN Development Program
l Representative of the UN Environment Program
l Amanda Glassman (Executive Director of the Center for Global Development)
l Martin Lundstedt (Volvo Group CEO, Co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on UN Sustainable Transport)
l Frederick M.Shava (Chair of the UN Economic and Social Council)
l Jieyi Liu (Ambassador of China to the UN)
l Yong Li (Director of the UN Industrial Development Organization)
l Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (Executive Director of UN Women)
l William Mansfield III (Senior Advisor to UN Environment’s North America Office)
l David Sanderlaw (Professor at Columbia University, Former Deputy Minister of the US Department of Energy)
l Robert Dixon ( Senior Advisor to the US Department of Energy)
l Senior Executive of Goldman Sachs
l Government Representative of New York City
l Representatives of US Congress
l Representatives of Washington, DC government
l Representatives of National Academy of Engineering, USA
l Representatives of US Department of Commerce
l Representatives of US Department of Energy
l Representatives of George Washington University
l Technicians of green development
l Entrepreneurs of green economy
EcotourismEnvironmental Protection Industry
New Energy Sources
Energy Conservation Industry
Green Supply Chain
Green Building/Real Estate
l Representatives of investment institutions
l Senior scientists of think tank and research Institutions
l Managers of non-profit organizations
l Representatives of international and multilateral investment agencies
l Leader of environmental and low carbon industrial park
l Entrepreneurs of emerging industry
l Other innovative entrepreneurs
2017 UN Green Economy Development Summit Forum and Washington Innovation and Cooperation Forum Schedule
Arrive in New York City
New York City
Visit the Statue Of Liberty， Wall Street，Times Square，Fifth Avenue, etc.
New York City
Attend 2017 UN Green Economy Development Summit Forum
New York City
New York to Washington DC
Attend IFCE 2017 Green Music Festival
New York City /Washington DC
Morning：Attend Washington Chinese Cultural Festival
Afternoon： Visit U.S. Congress, White House, Natural History Museum, Lincoln Memorial
Attend 2017 Washington Innovation Forum,
Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Washington DC ( Capitol Hill)
Free Activities （Enterprise Business Communication, sightseeing and shopping）
Back to China （Arrival Time 10.5）
Washington DC- China
Organizing Committee （Not including the Innovation Forum）：
Executive Chairman： Chairman of the UN Council for Sustainable Development
Vice Chairman：Ping He (CEO of the IFCE)
Vice Chairman：Juliet Zhu (Member of the UN Council for Sustainable Development)
Executive Member: Wei Qin (Director of Operations of Window to China from ChinaNet)
Secretary-General：Kaiyun Chu (Chief Editor of Window to China from ChinaNet)
Deputy Secretary-General: Hebin Wang (Manger of Beijing Blue Dutch Culture Communication Company)
Members of Committee：Yunpeng Wan, Jinhua Zhu, Hongyu Lv, Ya Zhao
Investment projects：Qilin Sun (Vice Manger of Beijing Blue Dutch Culture Communication Company)
Forum Registration：Individual online registration or cooperating institution registration
General：Registration Fee 68000 yuan (Including flight tickets, insurance, conferences, board and lodging, bus, tours)
VIP：Registration Fee 78000 yuan (Including flight tickets, insurance, conferences, board and lodging, bus, tours, guest photos of 2-3 important guests, and December 1st Winery Tour)
The committee sends out invitations, arranges visa. If the visa is approved, the fee is non-refundable; if the visa is not approved,，the fee will be refunded by the full amount.
Registration Dates：From 2017.6.20 to 8.15（due to the seat limitation, registration will close when full）
Contact: Ms. Zhu 152-1054-9131
For more information, please visit the IFCE website: www.ifce.org