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Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Held in Guiyang

Date: 2018-07-25
On 8 July, the 2018 Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang took place in the City of Guiyang. The Counsellor’s Office of the State Council (COSC) and Tsinghua University jointly organized a discussion for the conference. Focuing on resource efficiency and green development, it gathered participants from government agencies, academic institutions, industries, and the financial sector in China and beyond. Discussions were conducted on the two topics of improving resource efficiency and the green development of industrial parks.


Mr. Fang Ning Delivering his Speech
 
Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Eco Forum Global, Contract Research Fellow of the COSC, and former Education Minister, delivered a speech on behalf of the secretariat. Referring to President Xi Jinping’s congratulatory message to the conference, he analyzed China’s eco-civilization strategy from a global perspective and called on the COSC to contribute more ideas for the preservation of the ecology.
 
The keynote report session was moderated by Mr. He Jiankun, Contract Research Fellow of the COSC, Deputy Director of China’s National Expert Commission on Climate Change, and former Executive Vice President of Tsinghua University. Mr. Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP) at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the former European Commissioner for Environment, reported on global resources utilization and sustainable development; Mr. Zhang Hongtao, Counsellor at the COSC and former chief engineer with the previous Ministry of Land and Resources, focused on governance of natural resources and strategic transformation; Ms. Nilgün Tas, Deputy Director of the Department of Environment of UNIDO reported on resource efficiency in inclusive and sustainable industrial development.  
 
Dr. Zhu Bing, Director of the Institute for  Circular Economy at Tsinghua University and an expert at the IRP, moderated the discussion on resource efficiency and the green development of industrial parks whereby Chinese and foreign experts in the relevant fields contributed their insights.  

 
                                                    Mr. He Jiankun Making Concluding Remarks 

 At the end of the conference, Mr He Jiankun, as the chairperson, summarized the main points emerged in the discussion.
 
This conference was co-organized by the Center for International Strategies of the COSC, the Institute for Circular Economy at Tsinghua University, the Counsellor’s Office of the Guizhou Provincial Government, Guizhou Normal University, and SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd.
 
Starting from 2016, this is the third topical discussion organized by the COSC at the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang.