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WEC 2014 Low Carbon Visionary Annual Session-International Carbon Value Award Ceremony

On January 30th, 2015, the World Economic and Environmental Conference (WEC) Annual Meeting on Green and Low-Carbon Transformational Development, co-sponsored by IEEPA¡¢UNIDO and UNESCO and themed ¡°idea takes the lead in low-carbon reform and innovation facilitates green development¡±, was successfully held in the Chinese Ballroom of China World Summit Wing.

 

 

More than 150 social elites from all circles of life including government officials, scholars, experts, foreign ambassadors and leading entrepreneurs in green and low-carbon development attended the annual session. It represents the first of its kind sponsored by WEC to be held in 2015.

 

 

Guests at the session have engaged in heated discussions on current economic situation, low-carbon transformational development, urban development and energy, environmental and economic sustainability and explored ways of pursuing sustainable development and low-carbon mission in economic transformation and development so as to spread the concept and strategy of green and low-carbon development.

 

 

In order to reward pioneers dedicated to harmonious development of economy and environment and set the best models in the low-carbon era, we also held the award ceremony for pioneers and enterprises of green and low-carbon transformational development during the session. Based on professional suggestions provided by institutions and press media, 6 individuals and 12 enterprises were given the awards. They are:

 

Pioneers of Green and Low-Carbon Transformational Development for the year of 2014-

 

 

Academic Field: Seeram Ramakrishna, Vice President of National University of Singapore for his efforts to spread advanced concepts and experience in environmental protection of Singapore as a propagandist of smart and environmentally-friendly cities.

 

 

Ecological Field-Ma Jun, Director of the Beijing Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs for his more-than-20-year experience in publicizing environmental protection information and devotion to the drawing of a digital environmental protection map. As a pioneer in environmental protection, he has showed his ambition of taking such a leading role in this regard

 

 

Legal Field-Zhou Ke, Head of the Institute of Environmental and Resources Law of Renmin University for his commitment in drafting and studying climate change and low-carbon laws. He has laid a solid foundation of legislation for environmental protection.

 

Business circle:

 

 

Xue Lin, Vice President of Tongfang Environment Co., Ltd. for her persistence and perseverance in advancing the cause of environmental protection to a new height.

 

 

Li Houzhi, President of Shan'anxi Binchang Mining Group Co.,Ltd. for his efforts in taking systematic innovation of mining technology and operation model as his responsibility as a pioneer of innovation in the coal field and taking the national coal-mining industry into a new era of energy conservation and environmental protection.

 

 

Li Jun, President of Beijing Siji Micoe Solar Technology Group Co.,Ltd. for his leading role and devotion in promoting the development of solar power and distributed energy resources on a global scale.

 

 

Against the background of deteriorating food security and rising fodder costs, a pigs-raising enterprise¡¯s efforts in promoting integration of ecological and environmental protection have caught the eyes of evaluation experts. Anyou Group Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. finally won the Carbon-Value Ecological Practice Award for its enterprise culture of ¡°love and gratitude¡± and mission of ¡°Anyou science and low-carbon earth¡±.

 

As a ¡°pioneer¡± in green technology breakthroughs and standard setting and a ¡°creator¡± of green buildings and products to constantly promote social green revolution, Guangdong Dongpeng Ceramic Holdings Co.,Ltd won the Carbon-Value Social Citizen Award.

 

Liaoning Wanhao Commercial Equipment Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.: starting from cities with heavy industries in China, it takes a lead in promoting energy conservation and environmental protection in traditional industries to realize the dream of introducing cooling equipment of low pollution and high energy efficiency; Harbin Senkai Wood Industry Co., Ltd.: it explores new technology and writes the technological legend in Chinese wood industry; The two enterprises with innovation advantages have won the Carbon-Value Innovative Value Award.

 

 

Adegboyega Ajani, Official of Industrial Development of UNIDO gave the International Carbon-Value Award to Beijing Siji Micoe Solar Technology Group Co.,Ltd. for its fluoride-free environmental protection and energy conservation concepts and integration of borderless strategy and trans-field resources.

 

China Green-Benefit Enterprise Award is the highest honor given to a pioneering enterprise, which puts green mission and social responsibility first and promotes social and environmental sustainable development, with the potential and ability to become a green-benefit enterprise in energy conservation and environmental protection.

 

 

As a pharmaceutical company that cares for life, public health and pharmaceutical quality and opens a brand-new chapter for energy conservation and environmental protection as well as green pharmacy with its own management, Jiangsu Hansyn Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. was given the China Green-Benefit Enterprise-Best Models Award.

 

Hisense-Kelon Electrical Holdings Co.,Ltd: it sets off from the ¡°sea¡± and creates the legend of ¡°dragon¡±; Hisense-Kelon electric appliances always play a leading role in this field with integrity and environmental protection concepts; Hunan Haishang Environmental Biotechnology Co., Ltd.: it establishes the first brand for Chinese rural environmental treatment, brings enterprises and countryside together, let new hopes take root in the countryside and tells people the natural law that green wealth would be created continuously; The two enterprises both won the China Green-Benefit Enterprise Award: Green Responsiblity.

 

 

 Beijing TGT Low-Carbon Construction Engineering and Design Co.,Ltd.: green design, green construction, green evaluation. Buildings should embark on a ¡°green¡± path, be covered with ¡°green¡± clothing, bring a ¡°green¡± emblem and scale up the summit of ¡°green buildings¡±; Guangdong Baohe Selenium Enrichment Co.,Ltd.: it takes selenium supplement for all people, value creation and serving agriculture as its responsibility, make contributions to green and ecological agricultural development, advance the cause of selenium enrichment and build China into a selenium-rich country; Shanghai Emperor of Cleaning Hi-Tech Co.,Ltd.: water is the source of human life. The company has unleashed its full potential for technical innovation in water treatment in the past dozens of years and succeeded in turning the concept of water treatment featuring high efficiency and energy conservation into a reality; Yunnan Yixingzhiguang New Energy Technology Development Co. , Ltd.: exploration of new energy, involvement in the new fields. The new century has witnessed the starry road of new science and technology; the four enterprises enjoying rapid development are given the China Green-Benefit Enterprise Award-Growth Potentials Award.

 

 

Rong Sheng refrigerators and washing machines are registered as officially recommended products by the WEC Organizing Committee. ¡°Yibainian¡± (souvenir edition in commemoration of the one hundred anniversary of Wuliangye¡¯s winning of the golden award at the Panama-Pacific Exposition) from Wuliangye Group is given the honorary title as the only officially recommended white spirit of the session.

 

 

The session is held to pay tributes to those pioneers dedicated to promoting green and low-carbon development for the country and the society. By publicizing fine enterprises and individuals of environmental protection, the conference helps adding the low-carbon spirit to the enterprise¡¯s image and encouraging enterprises in promoting low-carbon reform and innovation so as to play a part in advancing ecological civilization.

WEC
Appraisal

Climate change is one of the most severe challenges humanity faces in the 21th century. WEC, founded in 2008, aims at advocating various countries to transform towards a green ecological development mode, cooperating with all walks of life, to jointly respond to climate change and deteriorating environmental problems in the course of human activities and economic development, via joint efforts and WEC platform, actively perform environmental protection mission and responsibility, and pay more contributions to economic transformation and low-carbon development.

-- Abulaiti Abudurexiti, Vice Chairman of 11th CPPCCC National Committee

The non-governmental "International Carbon-Value Award" was highly appraised by Mr. Ma Shengrong, who thought the appraisals have successfully push out numerous outstanding domestic and overseas companies in the first three appraisal activities. Green and low-carbon development need more widespread attention and public participation. Through case sharing, the award will serve as an effective way to improve social awareness, enhance media and public participation.

-- Ma Shengrong, former Vice President of Xinhua News Agency

Low-carbon development is not only a global revolution involving mode of production, life style, concept of values, national interest and human fate, but also a necessary choice for global economy transforming from high carbon energy source to low-carbon one.

-- Nicholas Stern, Former World Bank Chief Economist

The de-greening of the world is the most pressing issue facing mankind today. Every year many thousands of living species are destroyed, never to return to our globe. It is incumbent on the world to devise effective practical means to halt this destruction. This must be done not by grandiose declarations, but by providing appropriate incentives. I wish the fourth World Economic and Environmental Conference the best of success in addressing these challenging and difficult problems.

-- Robert J.Aumann, Nobel Laureate in economics

Thank you for inviting me to attend the WEC Annual Meeting on Green and Low Carbon TransformationalDevelopment. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to participate as a panelist in the forum title:�Economic Situation & the Driving Force of Global Innovation of Energy and Low-Carbon�.I amencouraged by the great amount of attention that China is placing on environmental protection and the increasing momentum towards green development. Canada and China enjoy a long history of cooperation on the environment and I look forward to future collaboration.

-- Guy Saint-Jacques, Ambassador of Canada to China

As a major power and the world’s biggest economy, China has an important role to play in ensuring a healthy world. By a healthy world�I mean, a green, low-carbon world where people’s need for development and prosperity does not at the expense of environmental degradation. China is an important partner for small island states such as Maldives—and the positive steps taken by China in global environmental diplomacy is much welcome. We have one world to live in and share and together we can prefect it.

-- Mohamed Faisal, Ambassador of Maldives

Through case sharing, more global enterprises can learn how to get hold of development chance and handling method in the process of environment protection and addressing climatic change challenge.

-- Terry Townshend, Deputy Secretary General (Policy) of GLOBE International

Capacity-building in the green and low-carbon fashion is a part of soft power. Future global economic competition is greatly embodied by that takes green and low-carbon technology and products as a kernel. Any one who has the courage to be an innovator will definitely take the lead in the economic growth. The best way to develop green and low-carbon economy is to combine innovation and market demand, domestic and foreign resources with policy guidance and support orientation. The setup of international carbon-value award aims to set a banner of green and low-carbon development for different industries, encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to become the best players. The award is also an effective social tool to keep an eye on enterprises' exploration of green and low-carbon practice."

-- Jon Li, IEEPA Secretary General

I do think that China is implementing a number of very interesting initiatives on low carbon development and I do hope that the results of this implementation will be very substantive and contribute to global sustainable development.

-- Stefanos Fotiou, Senior Regional Coordinator Resource Efficiency, United Nations Environment Programme

I have been visiting China regularly for many years. I witnessed the rapid economic and social development, industrialization, and urbanization of China. Such rapid progress inevitably comes with impact on the environment. Recognizing this, in recent years China has been investing on clean energy and clean environment developments than any other country in the world. hese are strategic to ensure sustainable development of China and the globalized world. Sustainable development challenges and solutions such as smart cities, energy efficiency, transportation, waste as a resource, and water resources management are diverse, and a global platform is needed to share evolving knowledge and best practices. IEEPA is excellently bridging the Chinese experts and the international experts from around the world, and also recognizing the individuals and organizations that made stellar contributions to the sustainable development.

-- Seeram Ramakrishna, Vice President of National University of Singapore, Director Expert of IEEPA Expert Committee

"The right policy goals exist, now it is about public understanding, implementation and monitoring ...especially in the rural areas qualified personnel is needed for these tasks. The relation of SUSTAINABLE economic development and currently necessary sacrifices should be communicated on all levels...

-- Stephanie Christmann-Budian, Senior Scientist and Representative for China Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Member of IEEPA Expert Committee

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