April 10, 2012
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20004



International Fund for China’s Environment
Heinrich Boell Foundation-North America
Research Center for Sustainable Development/ Chinese Academy 
of Social Science

Supporting Groups

ESRI Inc, Apex Inc, China Society
Chinese Association of Science and Technology-USA


12:00pm  Registration and Check in (Lobby of Polaris Room)


1: 00pm-2:15pm Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech (Polaris Room)
Moderator: Chris Williams, Director of the UN-Habitat Office in Washington
Opening remarks

  • Dr. Ping He, President,  International Fund for China’s Environment
  • Dr.  Inês Magalhães, National Secretary of Housing, Brazilian Ministry of Cities

Keynote speech

  • Ms. Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Network
the World Bank

2:15pm-4:00pm  Sessions (Concurrent)
Session 1 Sustainable Urbanization -Best Practices and Successful Models  
(Polaris Room)
Moderator:  Barbara Bramble (Senior Advisor, International Climate and Energy Program, National Wildlife Federation)

  • Rose Niu, Managing Director, China Program, WWF-US, WWF’s low carbon initiative in China
  • Dr. Vicente del Rio, Professor, City and Regional Planning Department, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Sustainable Practices in Brazilian Contemporary Urbanism
  • Dr. Xiang Yu,  Sr. Research Scientist, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Low carbon city development in China, pilot studies in Guangyuan and Guangyuan
  • Claus Dunkelberg, P.E. Business Development Director, Milwaukee Water Council, Integrating corporations and communities, a clean water case in Milwaukee
  • Dr. Ernest Jolly, Sr. Program Manager, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Urban Energy – Past, Present and Future
  • Dr. Ping He, Director General, China International Engineering Consulting Group, Ecological restoration in rapid urbanization- a case in Longyan, Fujian, China

Session 2 Infrastructure Investment Strategies and Project Selection
Criteria  (Hemisphere A, this session will be organized as a panel
Moderator:   Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development



  • Doug Norlen,  Policy Director,  Pacific Environment
  • Katherine Sierra,  Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute
  • Nancy Alexander, Director of the Economic Governance Program, Heinrich Boell Foundation of North America
  • Denise Leung,  Research Analyst for the International Financial Flows, World Resources Institute


4:00 pm- 4:15pm Coffee Break


4:15pm-6:00pm  Sessions  (Concurrent)
Session 3 Innovative Solutions and Approaches  (Polaris Room)
Moderator:  Dr. Paul Werbos, Program Director, Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research & Innovation, National Science Foundation

  • Eric Mackres  Senior Researcher and Local Policy Lead,  The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Local and community energy efficiency initiatives in US.
  • Zedong Jiang, Chairman of China North Engineering Design Academy of Research, Low carbon development practices in Hebei province, China
  • Jinglu Li,  Chairman, Maowusu Biomass Thermoelectric Company, China, Integrated sustainable industrial chain of carbon absorption, carbon emission reduction and carbon sequestration.
  • Steve Jones, President/EFW Development,  Raymond Luk, President/Asian Development,  Green Energy Enterprise,  Pyrolyzer, a new generation of waste-to-energy technology.
  • Jianming  Wang, General Manager of Huaxin Environmental Development Company , Beijing, China, Innovative approaches in e-waste recycling and re-unitization in Beijing

Session 4  Greening Infrastructure-Standards and Social and
 Environmental Safeguards  (Hemisphere A, this session will be organized
as a panel discussion)
Moderator:  Nora Maccoby, Board Director, Int’l Fund for China’s Environment



  • Yuan Tao, Legal Counsel, the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank
  • Ping Wang, Senior Client Manager, China Development Bank
  • Ben Freeman, Senior Vice President for Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments, Inc
  • Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute

6:00pm-8:00pm Networking Reception ( Sponsored by Esri Inc. )


The event is free and pre-registration is required. 
Registration website:


For more information, please contact:
 Ms. Haiya Zhang, IFCE .  202-822-2141

Ms. Haiya Zhang,IFCE