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2017 UN Green Economy Development Summit Forum and Wahington Innovation and Cooperation Forum

Release time:2017-08-01

International Fund for China’s Environment

2017.9.27- 2017.10.5

       United States New York/Washington DC


Background

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.


Organizers

International Fund for China’s Environment

UN Council for Sustainable Development

Undertakers

Beijing Blue Dutch Culture Communication Company

Supporters

China.com.cn/Window to China

National Emerging Industry Committee


Media Support

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


Invited Attendees:

l  Technicians of green development

l  Entrepreneurs of green economy

   Ecological Agriculture

   EcotourismEnvironmental Protection Industry 

   New Energy Sources

  Green Service

  Green Finance

  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

2017.9.2710.4

Time

 Activity

 Location

First Day

9.27Wednesday 

Arrive  in New York City

New York City

Second Day

9.28Thursday 

Visit the Statue Of Liberty Wall StreetTimes SquareFifth Avenue, etc.

New York City

Third Day

9.29Friday 

Attend 2017 UN Green Economy Development Summit Forum

New York City

Fourth Day

9.30Saturday

New York to Washington DC

Attend IFCE 2017 Green Music Festival

New York City /Washington DC

Fifth Day

10.1Sunday  

MorningAttend Washington  Chinese Cultural Festival

Afternoon Visit U.S. Congress, White House, Natural History Museum, Lincoln Memorial

Washington DC

Sixth Day

10.2Monday 

Attend 2017 Washington Innovation Forum,  

Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Washington DC ( Capitol Hill)

Seventh Day

10.3Tuesday  

Free Activities Enterprise Business Communication, sightseeing and shopping

Washington DC

Eighth Day

10.4Wednesday  

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 ChairmanPing He (CEO of the IFCE)

Vice ChairmanJuliet Zhu (Member of the UN Council for Sustainable Development)

Executive Member: Wei Qin (Director of Operations of Window  to China from ChinaNet)

Secretary-GeneralKaiyun Chu (Chief Editor of Window  to China from ChinaNet)

Deputy Secretary-General: Hebin Wang (Manger of Beijing Blue Dutch Culture Communication Company)

Members of CommitteeYunpeng Wan, Jinhua Zhu, Hongyu Lv, Ya Zhao

MediaDingtao Wang

Investment projectsQilin Sun (Vice Manger of Beijing Blue Dutch Culture Communication Company)


Registration

Forum RegistrationIndividual online registration or  cooperating institution registration

GeneralRegistration Fee 68000 yuan (Including flight tickets, insurance, conferences, board and lodging, bus, tours) 

VIPRegistration 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 DatesFrom 2017.6.20 to 8.15due 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


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