2013 Eco-Forum Global kicks off in Guiyang


Guiyang International Convention and Exhibition Center (Eco-Building) Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province (China), 19-21 July, 2013–  The 2013 Global Eco-Forum annual meeting was held. It’s known as China’s only forum focusing on the environment, it has attracted hundreds of ecology experts, leaders of NGOs and businesses, as well as politicians from both China and abroad. An opening plenary of the Forum will be held Saturday morning, and CCTV News will broadcast it live. The forum was organised with support from the following international partners: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization United Nations Environment Programme United Nations Development Programme(China) United Nations Industrial Development Organization UN-Habitat International Union for Conservation of Nature International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives and others. (Photo, left:  Performers of Dong ethnic group sing at the opening ceremony of the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang 2013 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 20, 2013. Over 2,000 participants from home and abroad attended the conference themed on "Building Eco-Civilization: Green Transformation and Transition". (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu))


2013 Eco-Forum Global brought together close to 2000 including representatives of Government officials (ministers, governors, and mayors) Corporate executives (MNCs and domestic public and private sectors) UN organizations and International organizations Famous university presidents and heads of research institutions NGOs and Media.  The theme for the conference was "building an eco-civilisation: green transformation and transition". The conference will emphasize green industry, green urbanization and green consumption. Eco-Forum Global is the only state level international forum focusing on eco-civilizations.


Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has given a speech at the opening ceremony. He says China is committed to green development, a circular economy and low-carbon development and will step up international cooperation and exchanges. The Eco-Forum has brought together hundreds of environmental experts, NGOs and business leaders, as well as politicians from home and abroad. (Photo, left: Delegates attend the opening ceremony of the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang 2013 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 20, 2013. Over 2,000 participants from home and abroad attended the conference themed on "Building Eco-Civilization: Green Transformation and Transition". (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu))


Discussions on the first day include sub-forum panels on Forestry and Sustainable Urbanization. The 3-day conference, with the theme "Building an Eco-civilization: Green Transformation and Transition", will emphasize a green economy, green urbanization and green consumption. (Photo, right:  Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, http://www.unep.org)


For more Information, please consult the Official website of the COnference : http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20130720/102014.shtml

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Remarks by Achim Steiner to Annual Meeting of the Eco-Forum Global 2013 : Guiyang, 20 July 2013 - Thank you for inviting me to address the 5th Eco-Forum.


I have been asked to address the issue of the Green Economy-or to give it its full title from the outcome of last year's Rio+20 Summit in Brazil, the Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.

These elements are important because the greening of the economy is not just an environmental agenda. It is a vehicle for delivering growth and prosperity that also provides positive social outcomes such as improved human health and decent jobs.

It is also a vehicle and a pathway towards a world in which natural capital or nature-based assets are well-managed rather than mined, and are understood as among the fundamentals underpinning wealth across cultures and society.


See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2724&ArticleID=9574&l=en



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