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Reacting to Climate Change: Vision, Action Plans & Media Involvement

Updated: 2010-04-02 12:24
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Climate change is the biggest threat to the world today. Asia, as the fastest developing and the most populated region, will need to respond appropriately to this greatest challenge.

After the Copenhagen meeting, the role of Asia will be one of the most important in deciding how the world will develop. How will Asian governments act in building a sustainable and energy efficient society? What will Asian companies do in meeting the challenges and develop a sustainable model? What roles should the media play in building a more environmental friendly world?

The conference is not only a gathering of government officials, business people, academics and media to share their works and ideas with 120 participating audience, but will serve as the start of a series of efforts to promote united actions against climate change which Asia has a crucial role to play. Asia News Network, an alliance of 21 newspapers in 18 Asian countries, hopes to be pivotal in this endeavor.

The conference is designed to share knowledge of climate change trends among Asian countries and the future of green Asia, look at the policies and action plans, and efforts from the various organizations.

Tentative Program

Thursday April 8, ANN Annual Meeting & Asia Forum

08:30-09:00 Registration of participants

09:00-09:05 Welcome Remarks by

Mr Zhu Ling

Editor-in-Chief of China Daily

09:05-09:20 Keynote speech by

Mr Xie Zhenhua

Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, China

09:25-09:40 Keynote speech by

Mr Suwit Khunkitti

Minister ofNatural Resources & Environment Ministry, Thailand

09:40-09:55 Keynote speech by

Dr.Zheng Guoguang

Ministerof China Meteorological Administration

09:55-10:10 Keynote speech by

Mr Li Ganjie

Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, China

10:10-10:30 Questions & Answers

10:30-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-12:00 Panel I: Addressing Climate Change and Asia's Policy Appeal


Mr Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson to UNEP Executive Director

Mr Han Wenke, Director of the Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China

Ms Maria Teresa T. Almojuela, Minister and Consul General, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines

Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank(TBC)

Moderator: Mr Mahfuz Anam, Editor & Publisher, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

12:00-13:30 Luncheon

13:30-14:50 Panel II: Green EconomyOpportunities and Business Leaders


Mr Ren Jianxin, President, China National Chemical Corporation

Dr Xiong Weiping, President, Aluminum Corporation of China

Mr Christian Klick, Vice President Corporate Office, Star Alliance

Mr Huang Ming, Board Chairman of Himin Group, China

Mr Anthony Clymo, Director of Environment Health & Safety Asia Pacific, BASF East Asia

Moderator: Mr Felix Soh, Digital Media Editor, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd,Singapore

14:50-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-16:30 Panel III: Role of Media and Low Carbon Development


Mr Wong Chun Wai, Group Chief Editor, The Star Mr Dai Yuying, President, Guangzhou Media Group

Mr He Li, Chief Editor, Caijing Magazine

Moderator: Mr Ravindra Kuma, Editor, The Statesman, India


For more information, please contact:

Liu Wendian

Tel: +8610 6499 5434

Fax: +8610 6499 5435

Email: liuwendian@chinadaily.com.cn

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