Reflections are only that, reflections, nothing more nothing less. Often these reflections are related to books I read, but occasionally also other things. These are often written very late, very fast,  using notes from my mobile phone, so the grammar and spelling is horrible.

Three days in China = Book launch, BASIC meeting, CASS research fellowship and official presentation of Global Risk and opportunity Indicator

A few intensive days in Beijing (20-23 November) including: ➢ Launch of the Chinese version of László’s book ➢ BASIC meeting (see agenda below) ➢ I became a CASS research fellow/guest professor at the center for sustainable development (figuring out the English term). That’s why I have the little red thing with “letter of appointment” in my hand on the photo below. ➢ First official presentation of the Global Risk and Opportunity Indicator (see below for draft concept illustration)

The fact that there is a BASIC group and to be given the opportunity to follow this (and the BRICS) process is something I’m very grateful for.

On top of that a few other meetings that will hopefully provide some interesting results in 2013.




CASS Forum on Equitable Access to Sustainable Development(EASD)

Time: 9:00-17:00, Nov. 21, 2012

Venue: Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing

9:00-9:10  welcome remarks, Mr. Wang Lei, Director of International Cooperation Bureau, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

9:10-10:35  Theme 1:Durban Platform Negotiations

Moderator:Mr. Liu Yanhua, Counselor of State Council, former Vice Minister of Science and Technology

Speakers: (15 minutes for each):

l  Ms. Yokeling Chee, Director of Programmes, Third World Network (TWN): Ensuring Equity in the Durban Platform

l  Ms. Nicola Willey, Head of Beijing Climate Change and Energy Team, UK Embassy:EU's Perspective on International Climate Negotiations and Position

l  Mr. Adriano Oliveira,Brazilian Environmental Ministry:Insights on International Climate Negotiations and Doha Outlook

l  Dr. Teng Fei,Associate Professor, 3E institute of Tsinghua University:Durban Platform Negotiation Outlook

l  Donald Pols, Head of the Climate Change Program, WWF International:

Q &A (10 minutes)

10:35-10:50 coffee break

10:50-12:10 Theme 2:Green Low Carbon Transition

Moderator:Mr. Lu Zheng,Deputy Director of Economics Department, CASS

Speakers(15 minutes for each):

l  Mr. Liu Yanhua, Counselor of State Council, former Vice Minister of Science and Technology: New Economy and New Market in the context of Green Development

l  Dr. Zhang Yongsheng,Deputy Division Director, Development Research Centre (DRC) of State Council: Seizing the Opportunities of Green Development in China

l  Ms. Kim Coetzee, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town:Low Carbon Development Strategy and Practice in South Africa

l  Dr. Zhu Rong, Senior Research Fellow, CMA Meteorological Service Center:Resources and Development Potentials of Wind Energy and Solar Energy in China

Q &A (10 minutes)

12:00-12:10 close remarks by Prof. Pan Jiahua, Director of Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies (IUE), CASS

12:10-13:30: Lunch

Launch of Books

13:30-13:35 Guests Introduction by Prof. Pan Jiahua, Director of IUE, CASS

13:35-14:35 Launch of books

Moderator: Mr. Xie Shouguang, Director of Social Sciences Academic Press (China)

Introduction by authors (20 minutes for each)

l  Green Book of Climate Change 2012, by Prof. Pan Jiahua, Director of IUE, CASS

l  BASIC Experts Joint Report on EASD, by Dr. Andrew Marquard, Senior Research Fellow, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

l  Human Risks and Global Governance, by Dr. Dennis Pamlin,Director, Low-Carbon Leaders at UN Global Compact,CEO/Founder of 21st Century Frontiers

14:35-14:55 coffee break

14:55-15:35 Comments and discussions

Moderator: Dr. Chao Qingchen, Deputy Director of National Climate Center, CMA

Speakers(10 minutes for each):

l  Mr. Su Wei, Chief Climate Negotiator and Director-General Department of Climate Change, NDRC

l  Mr. Liu Yanhua, Counselor of State Council, former Vice Minister of Science and Technology

l  Prof. Wang Tongsan, member of Economics Department, former director of Institute of quantitative and Technical Economics (IQTE), CASS

l  Mr. Adriano Oliveira, Brazilian Environmental Ministry

15:35~15:45 remarks by representatives of the publishers

l  Mr. Jing Chenggong, editor, Intellectual Property Publishing House

l  Ms. Tan Jie, Vice Chief-editor, Central Compilation and Translation Press

15:45-16:10  Questions and Answers

16:10-16:50 Keynote Remarks

Moderator: Prof. Pan Jiahua, Director of IUE, CASS

Speakers (10 minutes for each):

l  Mr. Wang Weiguang, Vice President of CASS

l  Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Vice Chairman of NDRC, Director of Chinese Climate Negotiation Delegation

l  Dr. Zheng Guoguang, Director of CMA

l  Proxy Ambassador of EU Delegation

16:50-17:00 closing