Chairman: Gunn Marit Helgesen, Telemark County Council
Welcome address Ms Gunn Marit Helgesen, Mayor Telemark County Council
Welcome address Speaker to be announced
China, a Country Devoting to Sustainable Development Ms Chen Naiquing, Chinese ambassador to Norway
Regional support of bilateral cooperation between Norway and China Mr Tor Ottar Karlsen , Chairman Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark Regional Development Council
Launching Ceremony of the zero emission Smart Car Concept Zero emission electric vehicle technology –a partnership between Norwegian & Canadian industrial partners Mr Oddbjørn Solum, CEO Miljøbil Grenland AS & Mr Sankar DasGupta, CEO Electrovaya
10:45 Waste, Water and Clean Energy in China
China is experiencing phenomenal economic growth. This has improved the lives of millions, but has also had serious environmental impacts. There is huge demand for energy, water and raw materials. China has taken considerable steps towards alleviating these problems, but recognizes the need for broad international cooperation to identify the best solutions to these issues.
The purpose of this session is to address Chinese priorities within water, waste and energy, presented by key Chinese officials from different governmental bodies and NGO’s.
World Bank has several studies and projects ongoing within the field of environment and resource management in China. Current studies within this field are to be presented as the second part of the waste, water and energy in China session.
Chairman: Ms. Inger Johanne Wiese, Department for International Cooperation, Norwegian Ministry of Environment
10:45 National priorities and demand for research & technology development within waste, water and clean energy Mr Ke Bing, Director Division of Resources and Environment, Ministry of Science and Technology
11:05 National priorities within environmental protection with a focus on air, water and waste pollution Dr. FENG Dong-fang, Division Director of Policy Research Centre for Environment and Economy, SEPA (State Environmental Protection Administration)
11:25 The involvement of World Bank in environmental projects in China Mr Jostein Nygard, World Bank
12:05 World Bank report (in preparation): -Environmental challenges/need for institutional reform? Mr Erik Børset, NORPLAN
12:25 World Bank report: Economic growth and environmental impact in China Mr Haakon Vennemo, Econ
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
Chairman: Mr. Leif Svarstad, CEO BTV Invest AS
14:30 Environmental issues, Beijing Olympic Games 2008 Mrs. Sun Hong, Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Department of Environmental Activities
14:50 Experiences from the field of renewable energy sector in China Mr. Liu Yong, Managing Director Hefei Tianyan Green Energy Development Co. Ltd.
15:10 Understanding the Chinese market. Regional prospects in cooperation with Chinese Enterprises Mr Jin Xueqi, Deputy Director of the Torch High Technology Industry Development Centre, Ministry of Science & Technology.
15:30 Coffe break
16:00 Scandinavian – Chinese relations; Cultures, Values and Challenges
A mutual cultural understanding is important. This session will address both differences between Scandinavian and Chinese culture, and ways of dealing with such differences.
16:00 Key aspects of developing successful relations in China Mr Tony Fang, Professor Stockholm University School of Business
16:30 Summary day 1 Ms Inger Johanne Wiese, Department for International Cooperation, Norwegian Ministry of Environment