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.

CASS Forum, Guangyuan, Sichuan Province: Ecological Civilization (Keynote)

The CASS forum June 13th and 14th 2017 was a very interesting event in many ways, but for me especially from an "ecological civilization" perspective. From its beginning as a general concept we can now see how "ecological civilization" is beginning to take shape as a concrete concept that can have concrete implications. I discussed the possibility to use the concept to guide the development of two projects I'm working on now (Global Trend Assessment and a Zero-Carbon Business Opportunity Assessment).

I was very impressed by the political leadership and a number of very interesting companies that I had the opportunity to meet. To have everything from smart city planning and Li-Io battery manufacturers to sustainable lifestyle entrepreneurs made the city very diverse. It's an honor to be asked to support accelerated export of the kind of solutions that can contribute to an ecological civilization from such a city.   

The fact that Guangyuan is the "feminist capital" of China made the event and meetings even more interesting.

PDF with the PPT for my Keynote

The agenda