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2017MIECF Green Forum – Keynote Speaker

Walter-Stahel

Achim Steiner – Biography
• Former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment
  Programme

• Former United Nations Under-Secretary General
• Former Director General of the International Union for Conservation
  of Nature (IUCN) 

• Director of the Oxford Martin School
• International Vice-Chair of the China Council for International
  Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)

Mr. Achim Steiner served as United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016) before he was appointed Director of the Oxford Martin School on 1st September 2016.

During his tenure at the United Nations, Mr. Achim Steiner helped to position UNEP as a central global player on issues such as climate change, technology innovation, ecosystems management and the role of markets and the private sector in sustainable development. He also led UNEP through a major reform and transformation process culminating in the UN General Assembly establishing a new UN Environment Assembly in 2014, to foster more effective global environmental cooperation and governance. As Executive Director he pioneered a number of new major initiatives linking economic and environmental transitions such as on the green economy, finance, energy, and resource management. Mr. Achim Steiner also served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Chief Executive Board and chaired the UN System’s High Level Committee on Programmes.

During his career, which he began as a development economist and which gradually led him into the broader arena of sustainable development, international relations and global diplomacy, Mr. Achim Steiner has led a number of institutions as Chief Executive, including as Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams, Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Director General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). He has lived and worked in Oman, UK, India, Pakistan, Germany, Zimbabwe, USA, Vietnam, South Africa, Switzerland and Kenya.

He currently serves on a number of Boards and Councils – including as International Vice-Chair of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, as Chair of the AGORA Verkehrswende Council, Germany, and as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Sustainability and Legacy Commission.

Mr. Achim Steiner was born in Brazil and holds both Brazilian and German nationality. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA) at the University of Oxford, holds an MA from the University of London/School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and completed his post-graduate studies at the German Development Institute as well as the Harvard Business School Executive Programme. He has been awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the International University in Geneva and is an Honorary Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai. His work and leadership have been recognised through numerous awards such as the Talberg Foundation’s Award for Principled Pragmatism, the Bruno H. Schubert Prize for Environmental Leadership, the Slovak Republic’s Gold Medal for Diplomatic Service, the Republic of Korea Order of Diplomatic Service Award and the German Sustainability Award. Mr. Achim Steiner is also an Officer of the Order of St Charles.

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Green Forum

Session 1 – Future of Manufacturing – Innovative Sustainable Economy

Moderator:

-    Mr. António Trindade, Founding President of Macao Association of Environmental Protection Industry (Macao, China)

Speaker:

-    Mr. Junji Hatano, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Partners Asiatica (Japan)

-    Mr. Vasco Pimenta, Chief Executive Officer of Spin.Works (Portugal)

-    Dr. Roy Eric Xavier, President, Alianca Internacional Macaense (AIM – Macau) (USA)

-    Dr. Billy Wu, Lecturer of Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London (UK)

 

Session 2 – Green Business of Sustainable Coastal Tourism

Moderator: 

-     Dr. Fanny Vong, President of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) (Macao, China)

Speaker:

-     Mr. Andrew Jones, Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (Thailand)

-     Dr. Ieong Tou Hong, Chairman of Macau Economic Development Promotion Association (Macao, China)

-     Mr. Yu Youkang, Deputy Director, Zhuhai Municipal Committee Policy Research Office, Zhuhai Economic and Social Development Research Center (China)

-     Mr. Sébastien Portes, General Manager of Hong Kong & Macau, Club Méditerranée (Hong Kong, China)

 

Session 3 – The Blueprint for Innovative Green Development (Co-developed with the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection, The People’s Republic of China)

Moderator:

-     Prof. Wang Zhi Shi, Director, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau Environmental Research Institude (Macao, China)

Session Keynote speaker:

-     Ms. Tao Xiaosong, Division Director, General Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

Speaker:

-     Mr. Wang Fei, Deputy Director Officer, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

-     Mr. Lu Ben, Consultant, Department of Science, Technology and Standards, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

-     Ms. Li Haiying, Division Director, Secretariat of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (China)

-     Mr. Shi Feng, Deputy Division Director, Department of Technical Exchange, China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Development (China)

-     Mr. Dong Lin, Deputy chief engineer/Researcher, South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (China)

 

Session 4 – The Ways to Drive Higher Performance in Green Buildings

Moderator:

-     Prof. Kou Kun Pang, Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (Macao, China) 

Session Keynote speaker:

-     Mr. Wong Kam-Sing, Secretary for the Environment, Environment Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong, China)

Speaker:

-     Prof. Khee Poh Lam, Professor of Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

-     Mr. Christopher Knabe, Director & Head of Office Shanghai, OBERMEYER Engineering Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (China)

 

Session 5 – Sustainable Coastal Management, Climate Adaptation and Resilience of Cities

Moderator:

-    Mr. Nuno Lacasta, President of the Board of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA, I.P.) (Portugal)

Session Keynote speaker:

-    Prof. Ouyang Zhiyun, Deputy Director, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science (China) 

Speaker:

-    Mr. Celso Aleixo Pinto, Coordinator of the Unit for Coastal Monitoring and Risk, Portuguese Environment Agency (APA, I.P.)  (Portugal)

-    Mr. David Rissik, Deputy Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (Australia)

-    Mr. Cláudio de Jesus, President of the Board of Directors, Águas de Portugal Internacional (AdP) (Portugal)

 

Session 6 – Maximizing Energy Saving in Buildings – Efficiency and Assessment

Moderator:

-    Mr. Anthony Watanabe, Managing Director, Asia Clean Innovations (Thailand)

Speakers:

-    Mr. Albert Chuck, Chairman, China Green Building and Energy Saving (Macau) Association (Macao, China)

-    Prof. Rick Diamond, Deputy for Research Operations, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)

-    Mr. Felipe Faria, CEO, Green Building Council Brasil (Brasil)

 

Session 7 – Pan-Pearl River Delta Region (PPRD) Session

Part I: Sharing of Brazil and Portugal business communication delegation Trip

Speaker: Mr. Jiang Xiaoting, President, Sichuan Province Environmental Science Association (China)

Part II: Green Innovative Development in the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region (Roundtable Discussion)

Moderator

-    Mr. Qu Jun, Vice Secretary General of Guangdong Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China) 

Speaker:

-    Mr. Huang Fuping, Vice President and Secretary-General of Guangxi Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

-    Mr. Liu Guoping, Executive Vice Chairmen Secretary-General of Fujian Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

-    Mr. Li Yongqing, Chairman of Yunnan Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

-    Mr. Xie Tian, Chairmen of Sichuan Association of Environmental Protection Industry

-    Ms. Wan qun, Director of Jiangxi Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

-    Mr. Qu Yuezhou, Chairman of Guangdong Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

-    Mr. Chai Tian, Secretary-General of Hunan Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

-    Mr. Yang Qiansheng, Secretary General of Guizhou Association of Environmental Protection Industry (China)

-    Mr. Zhou Zhiping, Executive Vice Chairmen of Hong Kong Environmental Industry Association (Hong Kong, China)

-    Mr. Li Juanqiao, Chairman of Macau Association of Environmental Protection Industry (Macao, China) 

 

Session 8 – Green Chemical Forum – Emissions Trading Contributing to the Development of Low-Carbon Industry

Moderator:

-    Dr. Ye Hao, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (China)

Speaker:

-    Mr. Zhang Haibin, WWF Leading Expert of the China Climate Change Forum, Professor of Peking University (China)

-    Ms. Zhao Xiaolu, Expert of China Low Carbon Alliance (China)

-    Mr. Li Yongliang, Deputy Director of Industry Development Department, CPCIF (China)

-    Mr. Zhang Jiancheng, Assistant President of China Emissions Exchange (China)

-    Mr. Li Xing, Originator, BP Global Environmental Products (GEP) (China)

Green Forum

As part of the 10th anniversary of MIECF, we are inviting the brightest minds in the sustainability circuit to discuss the challenges and find solutions for current issues in our society. Special focus areas on coastal management and green buildings will be covered in depth.