A vast roster of international political and business leaders flocked to Qingdao, Shandong Province on June 19 for the opening ceremony of the fourth annual World Economic and Environmental Conference.
The theme of this year¡¯s conference is ¡°Low Carbon Mission in Economic Transition and Development¡±. Its core goal was to encourage developing countries to make the transition into green development.
Using 10 hot spots, 10 topics and 10 meetings with focuses on topics such as low carbon development, industry transition and market cultivation, this conference is aiming to take holistic approach to the problem. Additionally it will focus on pressing issues like ecological city construction, regional economy and green industry, solid waste disposal, sustainable green finance systems, new and renewable energy, water resources and treatment, and green automobile industry. In addressing these issues, members of the conference will carry out in-depth analysis and participate in interactive communication and dialogue with a goal of sharing advice and opinions.
The 4th World Economic and Environmental Conference, sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Energy Conservation Environmental Protection Association (IEEPA) was also co-organized by the People's Government of Shandong Province, IPA-APEX Beijing International Environmental Technology Co. Ltd and the People¡¯s Government of Qingdao Municipality.
International officers attending the conference include Kandeh Yumkella, Director- General of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Mario Amano, deputy Secretary- General of the Organization of Economic Corporation and Development (OCED).
Notable top Chinese officials are also present, including Abulaiti Abudurexiti, Vice-Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Wei Jianguo, member of the National Committee of the Eleventh CPPCC, former Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and He Jiankun, Deputy Director of National Climate Change Expert Committee.
Provincial and local leaders also attended the opening ceremony and planned to participate in the conference.