Green Evolution: Governments and Enterprises Getting Started

-- The Annual Summit of China Green Companies 2010 opens in Chengdu

Apr 06, 2010, 09:07 ET from China Entrepreneur Club

CHENGDU, China, April 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Annual Summit of China Green Companies (CGC) 2010, co-organized by China Entrepreneur Club and the Chengdu Municipal government, will be held April 22-23 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

More than 600 important officers and representatives from politics, business, academia and NGOs, both domestic and abroad, including Achim Steiner (UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director), Wang Zhongyu (president of China Enterprise Confederation), Liu Chuanzhi (president of Legend Holdings), Wu Jianmin (former Chinese Ambassador to France), Ma Yun (CEO of Alibaba Networking Technology Co.), Li Chuncheng (secretary of CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee) and Ge Honglin (Chengdu mayor), are expected to get involved in forums centered upon building effective cooperation between enterprises and government, assembling a green economy and inducing socioeconomic transformation aimed at sustainable development.

Under the theme "Green Evolution: Governments and Enterprises," all parties will be devoted to exploring the keys to "making supposedly right things right." As an opportunity for a think-tank gathering, the 2010 Summit will be a platform where new business culture interacts with green values and where green forces originate.

CGC Annual Summit, founded by China Entrepreneur Club on April 22, 2008 (Earth Day), as the first-ever international cross-industry summit focusing on social and environmental values of business, has brought together more than 1000 influential and insightful attendees since its inception. The past two summits have received support from such luminaries as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum; Tony Blair, former prime minister of the United Kingdom; and Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California. The Summit has been recognized as an event of grand scale, high class and international vision.

On December 18, 2009, at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, the Chinese government set its target for cutting carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 40 to 45 percent by 2020 (based on the 2005 level). China emphasized that the target will be incorporated into the country's mid- and long-term plans for economic and social development, and that implementation will be subject to supervision by the law and the public.

Such a monumental task requires cooperation between and consistent efforts from government, entrepreneurs and all of society's communities. The 2010 Summit strives to contribute by convening influential and far-sighted leaders from around the world and leading discussions on a diverse range of topics, including green values, green finance, green tax, green technology and green real estates. It endeavors to strengthen the communication and support between governments and enterprises, to facilitate cooperation between foreign and domestic enterprises in respect to the green economy, and to discover and promote a greener path for China and the rest of the world.

"Idea Feast"--Behind the prosperity of material civilizations in the modern world, there is a value judgment on the relationships between human beings and nature. The 2010 Summit will inaugurate an "Idea Feast." Ten featured representatives will each have 10 minutes to elaborate their points of view on "green values" by interpreting value judgment against the backdrop of human-nature relationships in modern civilization.

"China Green Companies Top 100"--In addition to keynote speeches and forums, "China Green Companies Top 100" is to be unveiled during the 2010 Summit. One hundred green companies will be awarded for their achievements in "Achieving Sustainable Competitiveness by Fostering Benign Ecosystem." All nominees are selected by CGC evaluation systems along with netizens of and the appraisal committee. Top 100 Green Companies Report will also be released. The 2010 Summit will continue to encourage green innovations and economic transformation by recognizing and sharing great practices in sustainable business development.

"Green Our Homeland"--Following up on the huge success of last year's "No Shark-fin Buying, No Sharks Killing," the 2010 Summit will launch a new public campaign called "Green Our Homeland." Under the guidance of environmentalists, the public will be encouraged to offset certain amounts of their carbon emissions and to combat the damages of climate change by planting trees.

"Interactive forum" -- The 2010 Summit will also see an innovation in terms of forum procedure. Speakers and participants will have more chances to interact intensively in meaningful, thought-provoking dialogues. Agreements on actions are supposed to be reached in an open, passionate atmosphere. "China's Perspective in Achieving Sustainable Growth through Innovation", a panel co-organized with the World Economic Forum will proceed in accordance with the format of the Forum's WorkSpace.

This April summit will bring new paths and strong forces to green economy and the sustainable development of China.

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