Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Baoding and a resource smart development in China

WWF and CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) arranged a conference in Beijing with the theme: “Why Ecological Footprint Matters to the Economy and Sustainable development: Practical Solutions to Global Needs”.

I was in a session called “International cooperation on natural resources and energy solutions” together with Yuan Jinghua, head of Baoding Industrial Zone and Liu Daoping, Division Director, State Forest Administration. Professor Cheng Shengkui, Director of institute, IGSNRR, CAS, as chairing the session and Nan Li from WWF ended the session with a very interesting overview of the work WWF done with CAITEC in Africa to see how the Sino-African axis can be a driver for sustainable resource use.

It was encouraging to see the progress in Baoding and I really hope our coming report, that soon will be ready, will be able to make the work there known to a broader audience.