Fuzhou International Symposium

 


 

In March 2013, UNEP and Fujian Normal University held an international symposium in Fuzhou, China, on sustainable indicators. Chinese and international experts from research institutes, government departments and civil society attended the 2 day conference. Participants shared good practice on how to measure sustainable competitiveness and discussed different metrics for measuring green growth. The conference follows on from the successful 'Measuring the Future We Want' International Conference held last December in Geneva.

The Fuzhou international symposium is also an opportunity for attendees to review UNEP's new sustainable indicators manual. The manual guides policy makers on how to use indicators to design and implement green economy policies. The handbook will help governments use indicators to identify priority issues, formulate and assess green economy policy options, as well as to evaluate policy implementation. The manual answers the call from the Rio+20 Conference for the UN system to support countries interested in pursuing green economy policies by providing methodologies for the evaluation of green economy policies.

 

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26 March - Day 1

Introductory speeches


Wang Wending, Vice-chancellor of Fujian Normal University

Huang Hansheng, President of Fujian Normal University

Wang Jinnan, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning

Yu Hai, Director, Division of Environmental Strategy, PRCEE

Sheng Fulai, Head of Research Unit, UNEP 

Discussion 1:

Environmental Competitiveness Index: A progress review

Speaker: Huang Maoxing, Vice President, School of Economics, FNU     Download presentation in .pdf (Chinese)

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Global Environmental Competitiveness Index (Chinese)

Global Environmental Competitiveness Index (English)

 

 

Mr Huang Maoxing, a PhD in Economics and a Professor, is vice-president of the School of Economics in Fujian Normal University and Executive Deputy Director of the FJNU Branch of National Research Center of Comprehensive Economic Competitiveness. He is the author and coauthor of over 21 books, including Technical Choice and Upgrading Industrial Structure, Research on Technique Choice and Economic Growth, and Report of Predictive Study on the Overall Competitiveness of China's Provincial Economy etc. Not only has Mr. Huang published more than 100 academic papers in key periodicals such as Economic Study, Management World, Economics Information, and Xinhua Digest, but also taken charge of more than 30 research projects at the national or ministerial level. So far, his research achievements have won over 10 awards of different levels.

   
 Moderator:  Li Jianping, former president of the Fujian Normal University
   
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Lino Briguglio is Professor of Economics at the University of Malta. He has been instrumental in the development of an economic vulnerability index in 1992 and an economic resilience index in 2006. His main areas of interest relate to the economies of small island states and on the construction of composite indicators. Prof Briguglio has acted as consultant to various international organisations on themes relating to small states, and he has worked closely with the Commonwealth Secretariat on the development of a manual for the profiling of economic vulnerability and resilience of small states. He was lead author for the drawing up of the 2006 Sustainable Development Strategy for Malta and the relating sustainable development indicators. He is currently a lead author for the IPPC fifth Assessment Report (WGII).

 
Professor Ji Zhu is the Dean of World Economy Research Center of BTBU and the President of Beijing Academy of Smart Economy. His research areas are World Economy, Green Economy and Smart Economy, including Structural Growth, Green Economy Theory and Smart Economy System Theory. In the past few years, professor Ji had published several books, which are “World Economy”, “International Tread”, “International Tread Theory”, “Green Economy” and “Rethink about City”. With his instruction, Beijing completed the historical transformation of the traditional economy to service economy and the city Suining of Sichuan province transformed from the traditional economy to green economy. Professor Ji has published “World Economy Risk Index and Sovereign Country Evaluation” since 2005, which successfully predicted the world economy crisis in 2008, the world economy recovery in 2009, the world economy rise again in 2010, the decline of the world economy in 2011 and the world economy shrinks in 2012. He has published the reports of “City Management and Resident Index of China” since 2006 and “Green Economy and Green GDP Index of China ”since 2007. “China Economy Radar” was run by him in 2011 providing daily variations of China Economy comprehensively, systematically, dynamically and accurately. Professor Ji designed “Global Earthquake Index” in 2012, which can predict the next day’s Global Earthquake.

 

 

 

Dr. Li Xiaoxi is Professor and Honorary Dean at the Beijing Normal University School of Economics and Resource Management. He is also Deputy Chair of the university’s Academic Committee. Dr Li is a Member of the 5th China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), the China Low Carbon Development Strategy Committee, and also acts as convener for the Economics Department of the Social Sciences Committee at the Ministry of Education of China. He is Director of the Capital Institute of Science and Technology Development Strategy, Director at the Green Development Initiative for Asia-Pacific and Adjunct Professor at more than ten research institutes and universities, including the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Peking University. Outside of academia, Dr Li is the Vice President of China Marketing Association and also Executive Director or Director of more than 20 academies and societies. He also serves as a consultant to local governments, including the administration in Beijing, Shanxi Province, and Chengdu. He is an expert approved by the State Council to enjoy the Special Government Allowance. Previously, he was Chief of the Macroeconomic Research Department at the Research Office of the State Council. Dr Li has acquired multiple research prize or awards. For example, his China Green Development Report 2010 was granted the second China Soft Science Award, whilst his China Green Development Report 2011 was recognised by the General Administration of Press and Publication of China as a Classic China Project.

 

André Schneider, after having been a professional musician in major classical orchestras, developed his first experiences when IBM decided to go into services and asked him to create an IT consulting practice in Geneva, working throughout Europe; he then expanded his experience joining the World Economic Forum and was instrumental during his 12 years in creating the world’s leading global multi-stakeholder platform and finally globalizing this concept by expanding it around the world, with special emphasis on China and the Middle East. With his new advisory, André has been quickly developing projects and thought leadership around sustainable development, like renewable energies, sustainable competitiveness, sustainable mobility, sustainable infrastructure and social banking.

 

 

Dr. Jinnan Wang is the professor and vice president, chief engineer of Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), and chairman of Chinese Society for Environmental Economics (CSEE), chairman of Professional Association of China’s Environment (PACE), senior advisor of China Scientific Commission for Environmental Protection. He was also invited by about 20 academic and governmental institutions to be senior advisor or member of directors of board. Dr. Wang Jinnan is also Chief Editor or member of editor board for Chinese Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, Chinese Environmental Policy, Chinese Environmental Science, Research of Environmental Science, Research of Sustainable Development, Research of Circular Economy, and International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics. He has 20 years of research and much experience in the fields of environmental economics, environmental policy, environmental planning and national environmental strategy. The State Council ranked him one of 100 excellent young scientists in 1997. He won the Award of the State Excellent Young Scientist in 2001, the Award of the State Excellent Environmental Policy Researcher in 2002, the Award of Green China in 2006, Global Sustainability Research Award in 2010 and 18 State S&T Research Awards over last decade.

Discussion 2:

  • Using indicators for green economy policy making: a review of the UNEP draft manual

Speaker: Andrea Bassi, CEO of KnowlEdge Srl     Download presentation in .pdf

Moderator: Oliver Greenfield, Convener, Green Economy Coalition 

 

Oliver Greenfield is the Convener of the Green Economy Coalition. Convener is a carefully considered title to reflect network leadership, inviting people from diverse institutions and networks to work together, and enabling them to influence collectively. The Green Economy Coalition is a platform and a network that can articulate the value and policies of a green, fair and inclusive economy. Its rapidly growing global network include: UNEP, IUCN, WWF, IIED, IISD, ITUC and GRI and many others. It works to create convergence of different agendas: jobs, industry, environment, poverty reduction and economics to find shared policy and action. Oliver has degrees in engineering and business and has worked with many organisations and cultures for social, environmental and economic value.

 

 

Dr. Andrea M. Bassi is the founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl and an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa. Dr. Bassi is a project leader and researcher, with over 10 years of experience, supporting more than 20 governments and several international organizations primarily on energy and climate policy; natural resource utilization; disaster resilience planning & response strategies; and sustainable development plans. He has specific expertise in green economy strategies & scenarios, climate mitigation & adaptation and sustainable development; and carried out the quantitative scenario analysis of UNEP’s Green Economy Report. Dr. Bassi was a Director at Millennium Institute, visiting researcher at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute and GRA at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in System Dynamics at the University of Bergen, Norway, a M.Sc. in Business and Economics at LIUC, Italy, and completed a postgraduate course in modeling the environment at the Universitad Politecnica de Catalunia in Spain.
   
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Hoseok Kim, Head of modeling, Green Economy Research Institute

Dr. Hoseok Kim is a Senior Program Manager of the Green Growth Modeling (GGM) at the Global Green Growth Institute. He received his PhD in economics in 2003 and joined the faculty as a professor in the Institute of East & West Studies at Yonsei University, where he developed several courses in sustainable development and climate policy. Prior to joining GGGI, he was a senior research fellow in the Global Research Center at the Korea Environment Institute. His primary research interests lie at the intersection of economics and environment, with a particular focus on the role of technological change and economic models of policy analysis. Since his first book, UNFCCC and Climate Policy (2005), he has explored the economics of climate change, energy and climate policy modeling, economic effects of alternative climate policy instruments, the adoption and diffusion of climate technologies, and climate change and economic development. He worked on these matters with the SEI, the LLNL, the Nautilus Institute, the UNU, and many governmental agencies in developing countries. His major publications include: “Energy Demand and Supply, Energy Policies, and Energy Security in the Republic of Korea”(Energy Policy 2011), “Measuring the Corporate Readiness to Address Climate Challenges: Developing an Index of Climate Competitiveness” (Environmental and Resource Economics Review, 2010), “National Accounts and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Korea’s NAMEA-air” (Environmental and Resource Economic Review, 2010), Reforming Environmental Regulation: Policy Options to Promote Green Technologies (2010), Integrating Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies into Air Pollution Regulations (2009), Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Assessing the Sustainability of Korea’s Green Growth Strategies (2009), Linking Environmental Assessment and Sustainable Development Indicators (2007), “Analysis of the Impacts of Carbon and Energy Taxes on Energy System in Korea,” (Environmental and Resource Economics Review, 2003)

 

 

Dr. László Pintér is currently Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and Senior Fellow and Associate at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in Winnipeg, Canada. Prior to joining CEU in 2010 he had been working full time with IISD since 1994 as Director of IISD’s Measurement and Assessment Program between 2003 and 2010. His interest is in the integration of science and policy in the governance and management of transition towards sustainability. His work is focused on how sustainability governance and strategies of adaptive socio-ecological systems are informed by knowledge and management tools and processes, such as indicators, integrated assessments, outlooks and policy relevant scenarios. László has a PhD from the University of Minnesota, United States, a Masters in Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and a MSc in Agronomy from St Stephen University in Hungary. During 2000-01 he spent a year as Practitioner Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

 

 

Mokshanand Dowarkasing started his career in 1983 as a teacher of Mathematics and Physics. From 1991 he worked as African coordinator for International Council on Social Welfare, chaired “Save the Children” Mauritius as a voluntary social worker, represented Mauritius on the NGO Summit Meeting in Dakar. In 1996 he collaborated with the United Nations Committee on Children issues in Geneva and with UNICEF on several projects in Mauritius. In 2000 he was elected as Member of Parliament in Mauritius. From 2000-2007 was a Member of Public Accounts Committee, and from 2005 to 2010 – a Member of Pan-African Parliament and a Member of Monitoring Committee of the Africa-EU Strategy (Lisbon Plan). He participated in the Commonwealth Observer Group mission in Rwanda. From 2010 to 2011 he has served as Adviser to the Minister of Finance Government of Mauritius. From 2012 he is Adviser to the Prime Minister and Project Director of ‘Sustainable Mauritius’ comission.

 

 

Dr. Simon Bawakyillenuo is a research fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. He attained his PhD in Human Geography and MSc in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Hull, UK, in 2007 and 2003 respectively. His research interests include the interrelationships between different forms of energy use and their effects on health and environment; energy policy; the socioeconomic and policy dynamics of renewable energy dissemination and utilisation; climate change; environmental policy; green economy, etc. He is a co-author of the 2012 Green Economy Scoping Study Report for Ghana. This study was commissioned by UNEP and the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana.

 

Yu Hai is currently director and senior research fellow of Division of Environmental Strategy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) affiliated with Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). The main mission and task of this center is to provide technical support for policy making and decision of MEP as a think tank. Yu Hai's working areas currently focus on environmental strategy, green economy, environment and society, global environmental governance, and environmental policy instrument evaluation etc. Mr Hai got his PhD in agricultural economics in 2002 from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science. After that, he joined PRCEE and spent one year as consultant on sustainable consumption and production in DTIE of UNEP in Paris in 2007. 

 

German Dario Benitez Forte, Economist, candidate to MD in International Economics, University of the Republic, Uruguay. Since 2010 he has been working as a Fiscal Advisor at the Macroeconomic and Financial Advisory, Ministry of Economics and Finance. His duties imply public sector monitoring, as well as advisory about energy, mining, telecommunications, roads and train infrastructure in Uruguay. He's also currently working as member of the National Technical Unit of the Fund for Structural Convergence at MERCOSUR (FOCEM). Since 2012, is representative for the Ministry in environmental economy projects, and in particular, involved as national counterpart in GIZ-UNEP’s Green Economy project for Uruguay "Enhancing low-carbon development by greening the economy”. 

 
  • Global Competitiveness Index

Speaker: Roberto Crotti, World Economic Forum     Download presentation in .pdf

Moderator: Sheng Fulai, Head of Research Unit, UNEP 

 

Roberto Crotti is Quantitative Economist with the Global Competitiveness Network at the World Economic Forum. His responsibilities include data analysis and the computation of indexes for various projects and studies (Sustainable Competitiveness, the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, and others). His main areas of expertise are quantitative research, forecasting, macroeconomics, and economic policy. Mr. Crotti holds a MA in Economics from Boston University, United States.

 

Sheng Fulai is an economist at UNEP’s Economics and Trade Branch. His areas of expertise include integrated policymaking, international payments for ecosystem services, and integrated economic and environmental accounting.  Sheng holds a Masters degree in economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Over the last twenty years, he has served the Chinese Ministry of Finance, the World Bank, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and Conservation International. His major publications include: Real Value for Nature – An Overview of Global Efforts to Achieve True Measures of Economic Progress; Comparative Assessment of Development Options; Macroeconomic Policies, Poverty and the Environment (co-author); Rights, Wants and Needs: Economic Instruments and Biodiversity Conservation. 

   
Commentators:  

 

 

Mr Huang Maoxing, a PhD in Economics and a Professor, is vice-president of the School of Economics in Fujian Normal University and Executive Deputy Director of the FJNU Branch of National Research Center of Comprehensive Economic Competitiveness. He is the author and coauthor of over 21 books, including Technical Choice and Upgrading Industrial Structure, Research on Technique Choice and Economic Growth, and Report of Predictive Study on the Overall Competitiveness of China's Provincial Economy etc. Not only has Mr. Huang published more than 100 academic papers in key periodicals such as Economic Study, Management World, Economics Information, and Xinhua Digest, but also taken charge of more than 30 research projects at the national or ministerial level. So far, his research achievements have won over 10 awards of different levels.

 

 

 

 

Heinz Schandl is a Senior Science Leader in Social and Economic Sciences Program, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia. Prof. Schandl is an expert for environmental reporting, natural resource management, resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production. His research links social theory, social metabolism and public policy. He leads CSIRO’s research capability in SCP and the Green Economy, he is lead author of a report on Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook in Asia and the Pacific commissioned by the UNEP Office in Bangkok and has been a consultant for the OECD, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank for sustainable natural resource use and green economy. He is an adjunct Professor at the Australian National University School of Sociology and a permanent visiting Professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University. He is a council member of the International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE), chair of the Socio-Economic Metabolism section of the ISIE, editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology and editorial board member for the Journal of Material Cycles and waste Management. He has extensive experience in project leadership and in providing research that informs public policy in the domain of sustainable natural resource use and sustainable development. He has authored 31 peer-reviewed journal papers, 6 books and 20 book chapters focusing on sustainable development, green economy, resource efficiency and SCP. 

 

 

Professor Yi Wang is currently Deputy Director-General of the Institute of Policy and Management (IPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Deputy of the National People’s Congress of China (the legislation branch of Chinese Government) since 2008. He is also serving as the standing member of the Board of Directors of several academic societies, member of the editorial board of several academic journals, and senior adviser to a dozen of international organizations and foundations such as UNDP, UNIDO, GEF, World Bank, ADB, EU Delegation in China, AusAID, CIDA, WWF-China, WRI, Energy Foundation, and Ford Foundation. He received his Ph.D. degree from CAS Graduate School and bachelor degree from Tsinghua University.  Prof. Wang is actively engaging in many aspects of China’s policy studies. His research result has been contributed to form and shape many China’s current policy making and institutional arrangements. His research interests include strategic issues and public policy studies of sustainable development, especially in the fields of climate change and energy package, integrated river basin management, and comprehensive plan for the environment and development. He is also the author and editor of numerous publications including more than 30 books and more than 100 technical papers. His works have been won several ministerial-level awards including the 4th Chinese Youth Science and Technology Award. His major publications include (as the lead author) China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006; Taking Stock of Integrated River Basin Management in China; China’s Environment and Development Issues in Transition.

 
  • Competitiveness and Ecological Footprint

Speaker: André Schneider, former COO, World Economic Forum     Download presentation in .pdf

Moderator: Zhang Xuehua, Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist

   

 

André Schneider, after having been a professional musician in major classical orchestras, developed his first experiences when IBM decided to go into services and asked him to create an IT consulting practice in Geneva, working throughout Europe; he then expanded his experience joining the World Economic Forum and was instrumental during his 12 years in creating the world’s leading global multi-stakeholder platform and finally globalizing this concept by expanding it around the world, with special emphasis on China and the Middle East. With his new advisory, André has been quickly developing projects and thought leadership around sustainable development, like renewable energies, sustainable competitiveness, sustainable mobility, sustainable infrastructure and social banking.
 

Zhang Xuehua is an expert in environmental governance, policy implementation, and environmental legal institutions. She received her PhD from Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University with a focus on environmental law, institutions, and economics. She has contributed to the international policy community and its understanding about the actual functions and operations of China’s environmental regulatory system, mostly through providing consulting services to governments and international organizations. In recent years, she has been investigating the institutional development of greenhouse gas emission inventories at the international and national levels, the implementation of China's aggressive energy-saving and emission-reduction targets, and role of China's judicial systems and public participation in local environmental enforcement and compliance.

   
 Commentators:  
 

Chen Bo Ping, Footprint Policy Program Manager of WWF China, responsible for policy research and advocacy on Footprint issues, with green economy as one of the focuses. Before joining WWF, Chen Boping worked as a consultant on climate change and energy. Previously, she took positions with Dexia, a European banking group and EU China Natural Forest Management Project.

 

Qian Cheng is National Programme Officer, Green Jobs Initiative, International Labour Organization Office for China and Mongolia. Before joining the ILO, she worked as Technical Advisory to the Sino-German Climate Partnership project at GIZ in collaboration with the National Development and Reform Commission of China. Qian also worked as researcher on climate change policies with Germanwatch; and on various environmental and public engagement issues at Greenpeace in China, South-East Asia and Europe. She was a German Chancellor Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She studied Environment Policy at the University of Cambridge, and Law at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing.

 

Zhu Chunquan, Director, Beijing office, International Conservation Union (IUCN)

 

 

Markus Lehmann is the economist of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and responsible for the work programmes of the Convention on trade, economics and incentive measures, and technology transfer. He has authored a significant amount of policy papers and in-depth technical studies for the bodies of the Convention, and served as lead author and chapter coordinator for the report for international policy-makers of the Economics and Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative. Prior to joining the UN, he held senior research positions at the German Max-Planck-Institute on Common Goods and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He published extensively on various topics in environmental economics, such as environment governance, environmental negotiations, law and economics, trade, and waste management, including in peer-reviewed journals. Markus holds a doctorate and a diploma in economics from Free University Berlin, Germany. 

 
  • Green Growth Index

Speaker: Hoseok Kim, Head of modeling, Green Economy Research Institute

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Moderator: Yu Hai, Director, Division of Environmental Strategy, PRCEE

 

 

 

Dr. Hoseok Kim is a Senior Program Manager of the Green Growth Modeling (GGM) at the Global Green Growth Institute. He received his PhD in economics in 2003 and joined the faculty as a professor in the Institute of East & West Studies at Yonsei University, where he developed several courses in sustainable development and climate policy. Prior to joining GGGI, he was a senior research fellow in the Global Research Center at the Korea Environment Institute.  His primary research interests lie at the intersection of economics and environment, with a particular focus on the role of technological change and economic models of policy analysis. Since his first book, UNFCCC and Climate Policy (2005), he has explored the economics of climate change, energy and climate policy modeling, economic effects of alternative climate policy instruments, the adoption and diffusion of climate technologies, and climate change and economic development. He worked on these matters with the SEI, the LLNL, the Nautilus Institute, the UNU, and many governmental agencies in developing countries.   His major publications include: “Energy Demand and Supply, Energy Policies, and Energy Security in the Republic of Korea”(Energy Policy 2011), “Measuring the Corporate Readiness to Address Climate Challenges: Developing an Index of Climate Competitiveness” (Environmental and Resource Economics Review, 2010), “National Accounts and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Korea’s NAMEA-air” (Environmental and Resource Economic Review, 2010), Reforming Environmental Regulation: Policy Options to Promote Green Technologies (2010), Integrating Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies into Air Pollution Regulations (2009), Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Assessing the Sustainability of Korea’s Green Growth Strategies (2009), Linking Environmental Assessment and Sustainable Development Indicators (2007), “Analysis of the Impacts of Carbon and Energy Taxes on Energy System in Korea,” (Environmental and Resource Economics Review, 2003)

Commentators:

Andrea BassiCEO of KnowlEdge Srl

Lino Briguglio, University of Malta

 

Dr Shaofeng Chen is a professor and head of division of sustainable development strategy at Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is also the visiting scholar at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) - Freie Universität Berlin. He received his Bachelor degree from Northwest University China, Master Degree from Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences and PhD from University of Science and Technology of China. His main fields of research are sustainability theory and assessment, sustainable development strategy and policies, governance for sustainable development, low carbon economy and green economy etc. He has undertaken or participated in over 50 research projects, authored or co-authored 18 books and more than 60 scientific articles.

 

Zhou Fengqi is a professor in Resource and Environment Economics, and director of Center for Ecological Economy and Sustainable Development (CESD), Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Dr Zhou has recently lead CESD’s work on “the Environment Safety Indicators of the City-the case of Shanghai” and the Pilot Plan of Shanghai Carbon Trading program . She is the chief editor of Shanghai Resources and Environment Annual Book. She was a visiting scholar of Fairbank Center Harvard University. She is the deputy director and general secretary of Shanghai Academic Society for Ecological Economics. She got her PhD in Economics from Shanghai Academy of Sociences.

  

Huanbo Zhang is an Research Associate of CCIEE. He received his PhD at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007, and finished postdoctoral training at Tsinghua University in 2009. His research interests cover exchange rate, trade and investment, climate change and low-carbon development. Many research papers written by Huanbo Zhang have received important instructions from the State leaders, covering "exchange rate", "change the economic development mode", "nuclear power development" areas. His monograph "China, the U.S. and the EU climate policy analysis” was selected as one of the reference books at National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in 2011. He published nearly 30 academic papers at SSCI, SCI, CSSCI Journal. He also is an anonymous reviewer of Elsevier journals in economy field.

 

27 March - Day 2

Discussion 3:

Review of Major Indicators Initiatives in China

Speaker: Yu Hai, Director, Division of Environmental Strategy, PRCEE     Download presentation in .pdf


  Yu Hai is currently director and senior research fellow of Division of Environmental Strategy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) affiliated with Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). The main mission and task of this center is to provide technical support for policy making and decision of MEP as a think tank. Yu Hai's working areas currently focus on environmental strategy, green economy, environment and society, global environmental governance, and environmental policy instrument evaluation etc. Mr Hai got his PhD in agricultural economics in 2002 from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science. After that, he joined PRCEE and spent one year as consultant on sustainable consumption and production in DTIE of UNEP in Paris in 2007.
 
Moderator: Jiang Nanqing, UNEP China Office
 

Ms. Jiang Nanqing is National Officer in UNEP. She got her PhD in Ecology and continued the professional career in agricultural ecology internationally with more than 20 SCI publications. Prior to joining UNEP China Office in 2008, she was senior programme officer in International Network for Bamboo and Rattan. In UNEP China, she started as the project manager on climate change, and she is the national officer working on multi issues on national levels including Green Economy, Sustainable Consumption and Production, The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity, Finance Initiative, Global Environmental Outlook, youth and environmental education, disaster management and public awareness. She is experienced in international and national environmental issues and themes and the structure and framework of UN on national level. Her work is to implement UNEP global strategies in China and strengthen the partnership of UNEP and national partners to raise the impact of UNEP on national level.

Commentators:

Laszlo Pinter, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University

Heinz Schandl, Senior Science Leader, Social and Economic Sciences Program, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia

Wang Yi, Deputy Director-General, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

 

 

Dr. Xin Zhou is currently Principal Policy Researcher and Leader of the Green Growth and Green Economy Area at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), a think-tank based in Japan devoting to sustainable development policy-making in the Asia and Pacific Region.  Prior to joining IGES in 2007, she had been Director of the Policy Research Division of the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE), Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, and led many policy research projects supporting the policy-making of the Chinese government and other international organizations from 1994 to 2003. Her recent work is focused on international trade and the environment, in particular on carbon footprints and resources embodied in trade, recycling and international trade, and climate policy and border carbon adjustment measures.

 

 

Jin Zhouying is a Senior Researcher and Professor in the Institute of Quantitative-Economics and Technical-Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Director of Centre for Technology Innovation and Strategy Studies (CTISS) of  Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She also is president and founder for the Beijing Academy of Soft Technology and Director of Beijing Center for The Future; Chairman, The Future 500 (China); President of World Future Society China Chapter. Her research field includes Soft technology - new paradigm of technology, Future research, Long-term strategy management system and sustainable development, Green business model and the Future 500, The Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) system of China etc. Among her publications are 15 monographs, 6 translated books, more than 30 research reports and hundreds of thesis, including Global Technological Change-From Hard Technology to Soft Technology (First Ed. & Second Ed.); Long-term strategy integration and sustainable development; Systemic Solution to Achieving Green Economic Growth and Sustainable Development; Beyond GDP: the Genuine  Progress Indicator (GPI) system of China etc.

 

Novrizal Tahar is a Deputy Director for Green Economic Planning in Environmental Economic Planning Division, Ministry of Environment of Indonesia. Previously he has served as Deputy Director for Hazardous Waste Management and Deputy Director for Development System, Head of Division for Political Institutions, Deputy for Community Empowerment in Ministry of Environment, Indonesia. Prior to this, he has been Acting Deputy Director for Small Island Management and Acting Deputy Director for Environmental Degradation Control, Environmental Impact Management Agency. In 1998-1999 he has served as Head of Sub Division for Environmental Pollution Control, Environmental Impact Management Agency of Region Bali-Nusa Tenggara.