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Business Forum on China¡¯s Ecological Civilization and Green Development has been Held Successfully

On December 12, 2012, Business Forum on China¡¯s Ecological Civilization and Green Development, organized by IEEPA, supported by UNIDO and International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission, People's Government of Guangzhou Municipality, was held in Guangzhou city. He Keng, IEEPA Chief Economic Adviser, senior counselor of IEEPA Consultative Council, vice chairman of the Finance and Economic Committee of National People's Congress, Huo Enquan, deputy director of International Cooperation Center of NDRC, Ma Shengrong, former vice President of Xinhua News Agency, vice chairman of China International Public Relations Association, Jon Li, IEEPA Secretary General, Ma Xianmin, party secretary of Guangdong Intellectual Property Office, as well as representatives from business circles attended this forum, and shared their views on China¡¯s ecological civilization and green development.

This forum on the one hand is to actively expand the spirit of the Eighteenth National Congress of the CPC, especially the spirit of incorporating ecological civilization into overall layout of building a beautiful China, adhering green and low carbon development put forward in the congress; on the other hand, this forum witnessed numerous officials from NPC, NDRC, People¡¯s Government of Guangdong Province,  and experts, scholars, representatives from all walks of life, gathering together to discuss ecological civilization and green development. This forum is a good embodiment on the people¡¯s affirmation and exploration of ecological civilization and green development.

From the perspective of either China¡¯s current economic situation or development history of the world, the construction of ecological civilization and the road of low carbon development are bearing on the well-being of the people and the long-term development of a country.

While creating the miracle of socialist development with Chinese characteristics, we should keep in mind the concept of ecological civilization development and the road of green and low carbon development, which serves as an effective guarantee of China¡¯s sustainable economic development. The construction of ecological civilization has been edited into the report of the Eighteenth National Congress of the CPC, and the twelfth five year plan, green development has become a fundamental principle of economic and social development. The delegates agreed that under the correct leadership of the top authority, and active endeavor of social circles especially of entrepreneurs, China definitely may realize sustainable development of economy and environment in the future, and eventually explore a way well suited for China¡¯s national condition.

Through the discussion, experts there believed that the joint efforts of governments, the public and enterprises would play a pivotal role in the process of promoting ecological civilization and green development, people in their own fields shall establish exchange and cooperation mechanism, form multi-party collaboration to promote low-carbon development.

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