Sessions plénières


► Session plénière 1 : Commerce et environnement

Les évolutions du commerce international et transformations de l’environnement sont interdépendantes les unes des autres. D’un côté, la libéralisation des échanges est susceptible d’exacerber les pressions environnementales en raison du surcroît de consommation de ressources et de pollution qu’elle entraîne, et du dumping social qu’elle peut entrainer lorsque certaines industries très polluantes sont déplacées vers des pays où la réglementation est moins rigoureuse. D’un autre côté, la réglementation environnementale peut atténuer ces effets préjudiciables et contribuer à un meilleur équilibre entre les exigences souvent divergentes de la croissance et de la protection de l’environnement.

Session présidée par :

Yuesheng WANG, Director, Department of International Economics, School of Economics, Peking University (EN)

WANG Yuesheng is, Doctoral Supervisor, Chair of the Department of International Economics and Trade, Director of Institute of International Economic Research in Peking University.
His research interests:
- World economy and China's economy
- International enterprises system and multinational enterprises
- New institutional economy and transition economy 
 


 

Intervenants

Youngjiang GU, Chairman of China Society for WTO Studies (EN)
Mr. GU Youngjiang, Chairman of China Society for WTO Studies served as Member of the Tenth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Commercial Affairs Officer of Chinese Embassy to Canada, General-manager of China National Machinery and Equipment I/E Corporation. In 1988, he began to act as the Assistant Minister, the Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China (MOFTEC). In 1996, he was the Board Chairman of China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.
Jiahuang WU, Vice-Chairman of China Society for WTO Studies (EN)
Mr. Wu Jiahuang is currently Vice-Chairman of China Society for WTO Studies and member of the Advisory Committee of the Tariff Commission of the State Council.
Since 1999 he has practiced consultancy for transnational corporations in the field of trade, investment and WTO related issues. He acted as market access chief negotiator in China’s GATT/WTO Negotiation Team for 13 years. Mr. Wu served as Deputy Director-General and Director-General of Tariff Department of China’s Customs General Administration, counselor for GATT Affairs in China’s Permanent Mission in Geneva, member of Textiles Surveillance Body established under the Agreement regarding International Trade in Textiles, Director for UNCTAD and GATT affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economics Cooperation (MOFTEC) ,a commercial secretary for UN Economic Affair in China’s permanent mission in Geneva., a trade officer in the Third Regional Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Trade.
From 1978 to 1981 he served the United Nation headquarters in Geneva as conference affairs officer.  He organized UNCTAC meetings and conferences, acting as Chairman’s right-hand man.  
Xiangchen ZHANG, Minister and deputy permanent representative of China’s mission to WTO (EN)

Prior to his current position, Dr. Zhang was the Director General for WTO Affairs of the Ministry of Commerce of China from 2005 to 2008, and he was responsible for internal coordination and external organization for China’s engagement in WTO trade negotiations, especially the Doha Round. After China’s accession to WTO in 2001, Dr. Zhang also represented the Chinese government during annual reviews of China’s trade policies by other WTO members, responding to concerns about policy formulation and implementation.
In 2005, Dr. Zhang was named China’s chief representative for Sino-Australian FTA negotiation.
From 1992 to 2001, Dr. Zhang was a leading aide to China’s Chief Representative for GATT/WTO accession negotiation.
Dr. Zhang holds a JD degree from Peking University. He was an advanced visiting scholar at the Institute of International Relations of John Hopkins University of U.S.in 2002.His main publications include The World outside Window :WTO and globalization in my eyes(July 2008) ,Sino-US Relations after WTO(September 2002) and Developing Countries in WTO :Politics and Economics(January 2000).

Harry CLARKE, Professor of Economics, La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia (EN)
 
Dr Harry Clarke is Professor of Economics at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia.  He obtained his PhD from the Australian National University. His major current research work concerns resource and environmental economics and the economics of global climate change in particular.  He has authored over 100 scientific publications and two books. He lives with his wife and three children in Melbourne Australia.
Judith M. DEAN, Senior International Economist, US International Trade Commission (EN)
Dr. Judith M. Dean is currently a Senior International Economist in the Research Division of the Office of Economics, US International Trade Commission. She came to the ITC in 2000 after many years as Associate Professor of Economics at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and Assistant Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College. During her academic career, Dr. Dean has also been a consultant to the World Bank and the OECD, and a Visiting Scholar at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
​Pierre Marc JOHNSON, former Premier of Québec (EN)
 
A former Premier of Québec, Pierre Marc Johnson, lawyer and physician, has been of counsel to Heenan Blaikie since 1996. He is recognized for his expertise in international trade negotiations and international partnerships as well as environmental and health law. He is chief advisor and chief negotiator for the Government of Québec in the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States. Mr. Johnson has been lead counsel and strategic adviser to international partnerships and foreign investments with respect to new information technologies, entertainment, real estate and financial products. He has extensive experience in international negotiations with the United Nations on environmental and development issues. He has advised the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), an international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United States under the North-American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and has chaired in 2004 the Ten-year Review and Assessment Committee overseeing the application of the Agreement for its Ministerial Council. In 2003, he chaired a similar effort for the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Guang XIA, Director General of the PRCEE, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China (EN)
Dr. XIA  was born in 1961, he is the Director General and Senior Research Fellow of the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection(MEP) , China. He is also a member of the Science and Technology Committee of MEP and a member of the Leading Group of WTO, Trade and Environment of MEP. He also engaged as a syndic member of the China People’s Diplomacy Association, a member of Standing Committee of China Association of Environmental Sciences, the Professor of China Renmin University and Shanghai Financial and Economic University. etc. He has published 7 books, more than 160 journal articles, and led more than 30 research projects, and gained the Scientific and Technological Award of MEP, and the Award for Excellent Doctorate of China Renmin University, etc. 
​Youfu XIA, Professor at University of International Business & Economics (EN)
XIA is a professor at University of International Business & Economics(UIBE); Director of China’s Academy for Opening Economy(CAFOE), Standing Member of China Economic and Social Coucil(CESC), Chairman of Expert Consultancy Committee to China’s Ministry of Commerce on WTO Negotiation Issue of Trade and Environment, Council Member of China Association of International trade. He specializes in China’s opening-up and sustainable development, WTO and technical barriers to trade, China-EU economic cooperation. He received Master’s degree at UIBE in 1987. He won 10 awards at and above the provincial or ministerial levels. He wrote and coauthored 40 academic books, published more than 100 papers. He completed more than 40 projects entrusted by the State, some Ministries and UNCTAD, ESCAP.  
Zhang YANSHENG, Director, Institute for International Economic Research (EN)
Professor Zhang YANSHENG is a senior fellow and the director general of the Institute for International Economic Research (IIER) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of P. R. China. He has been working for IIER since 1996. Professor Zhang is also guest professor in a number of universities such as Renmin University, Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Central University of Finance and Economics. He is the vice director on the academic board of the Faculty of International Study of the Wuhan University. Professor Zhang currently supervises research students in international finance and international trade. 
Professor Zhang holds MSc. in Economics (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1984). He has been a visiting fellow in Colorado University, Toronto University, and World Bank EDI from 1986 to 1988.
Professor Zhang has publicized more than 20 Chinese and English monographs (including co-author), more than 200 papers. Zhang was awarded the SunYefang Economic Science Works Prize, the First Class Excellent Research Prize of the NDRC, China Development Research Prize and other prizes.
Harvey FINEBERG, President, National Institute of Medicine, USA (EN)
Harvey FINEBERG is President of the Institute of Medicine. He served as Provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following thirteen years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making. His past research has focused on the process of policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations.

Dr. Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and also served as consultant to the World Health Organization. At the Institute of Medicine, he has chaired and served on a number of panels dealing with health policy issues, ranging from AIDS to new medical technology. He also served as a member of the Public Health Council of Massachusetts (1976-1979), as chairman of the Health Care Technology Study Section of the National Center for Health Services Research (1982-1985), and as president of the Association of Schools of Public Health (1995-1996).

 



 ► Session plénière 2 : Urbanisation et environnement

Plusieurs régions du monde sont confrontées à d’importants défis dans la mesure où elles doivent faire face à un rythme d’urbanisation soutenu dans le contexte d’un environnement affaibli. D’un côté, un consensus général existe quant à la nécessité de préserver les ressources environnementales et d’intégrer la contrainte carbone. De l’autre, le la population mondiale urbaine devrait, selon les projections, atteindre 60% de la population totale en 2030. Pour autant, en dépit du développement tentaculaire des mégapoles et des défis qu’il entraîne, l’accroissement de la population urbaine interviendra surtout dans des villes petites ou moyennes. Dès lors, ces phénomènes mondiaux entraîneront un bouleversement de la gestion des villes au plan local et, à terme, des mutations majeures  (infrastructure, occupation des sols, etc.). D’ores et déjà, des transformations importantes sont perceptibles, comme le développement de  “villes vertes”. 


Session présidée par
 :

Chen AIMIN, Vice President of SiChuan University
       

 

Intervenants

Baoxing QIU, Vice Minister, Ministry of Construction, China
     
Bharat DAHIYA, Human Settlements Officer, Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific, JAPAN (EN)
Dr. Bharat DAHIYA is a Human Settlements Adviser at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). Dr. Dahiya’s academic foundations lay in urban and regional planning and geography, through his Masters studies at two prestigious universities in India, namely, the School of Planning and Architecture and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, both based in New Delhi. His doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, focused on the study of urban environment, civil society and governance in the Asian context.
 
Dr. Dahiya has extensively written on the issues of urban environment, development and governance, including policy and strategy notes on the Millennium Development Goals and urban poverty. He conducted the first systematic review of the World Bank’s investments in improving urban liveability, published as a co-authored book, Urban Environment and Infrastructure: Toward Livable Cities (2004), in the Bank’s Directions in Development Series. This evaluative work developed the concept of the Expanded Brown Agenda – which included in the Brown Agenda the sustainable urban planning and development issues related to the prevention and mitigation of the urban impacts of natural disasters and climate change. At present, Dr. Dahiya is the substantive editor of the first State of Asian Cities Report 2010, which looks into the state of Asian cities with regard to demographic trends, economic productivity, urban poverty and social inclusion, urban environment and climate change, and urban governance.
François MOISAN, executive Director of Strategy and Research and Scientific Director, ADEME (EN)

François MOISAN is executive Director of Strategy and Research and Scientific Director of ADEME, the French Agency on Environment and Energy Management. ADEME is in charge of implementing in France the “Grenelle de l’environnement” with several funds including the research demonstrators new fund (400 M€) for new energy technologies.
He joined the French Agency on Energy in 1982.
He was Chairman of IEA (International Energy Agency) energy efficiency working party (2002-2005) and Chairman of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE, sister of ACEEE).
He is Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Committee of World Energy Council. He was involved in Kyoto Protocol negotiation from 1997 to 2004. He is member of the International Partnership on Hydrogen Economy as French representative. François Moisan is Electrical Engineer and Doctor in Economic Science (Université de Grenoble)

Chaolin GU, Professor, the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University (EN)
GU, Chaolin Professor at the Department of Urban Planning, the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. Dr GU is the Vice President of the Geographical Association of China, Director of the Urban Geography Professional Commission, GSC; Councilman of Urban Planning Society of China, Councilman of China Society for Administrative Division and Toponymy. In addition, he is the member of Urban Planning expert Panel of MOHURD and the expert Panel of NDRC. He serves on the editorial boards of some journals, such as, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban and Regional Planning Research, Acta Geographica Sinica, Geographical Research, Scientia Geographica Sinica, City Planning Review, Economic Geography, Urban Planning Forum, Urban Studies and Planners in China. 
Shiqiu ZHANG, Deputy Dean, Peking University (EN)
 ZHANG Shiqiu is Professor and deputy dean of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University (PKU, China). She is also served as the director of the Institute of Environment and Economy (IoEE) of PKU. She has been conducting various research projects related to environment and development issues which covers Environmental and Resources Economics, Environmental Policy, and Environmental Management.
She is a Senior expert member of UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel for implementing Montreal Protocol, Co-Chair of the Task force for Replenishment of the Multilateral Fund of Montreal Protocol. She is a member of Advisory Committee of Environment and Economy Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA). 
Kai WANG, Deputy Chief Planner, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (EN)
WANG Kai, Deputy Chief Planner, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design , Senior Urban Planner, Ph.D. Member of experts of Ministry of Housing and Construction, member of council of Chinese Urban Planning Society, Academic visitor of Cardiff University, UK.
Mr. Wang is experience in various kinds of work and familiar with urbanization, urban policy, urban and regional planning.
Saskia SASSEN, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, USA (EN)
 
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). Her new books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages ( Princeton University Press 2008) and A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007). Other recent books are the 3rd. fully updated Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2006), the edited  Deciphering the Global (Routledge 2007), and the co-edited Digital Formations: New Architectures for Global Order (Princeton University Press 2005).  She has just completed for UNESCO a five-year project on sustainable human settlement with a network of researchers and activists in over 30 countries; it is published as one of the volumes of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers) [http://www.eolss.net ]. The Global City  came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001.  Her books are translated into twentyone languages. She has received several honors and awards, most recently a doctor honoris causa from Delft University and DePaul University. She serves on several editorial boards and is an advisor to several international bodies. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Cities, and chaired the Information Technology and International Cooperation Committee of the Social Science Research Council (USA). She has written for The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde, the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek International, OpenDemocracy.net, Vanguardia, Clarin, the Financial Times, HuffingtonPost.com, among others.
Yang WEIMIN, deputy Secretary-General, National Development and Reform Commission
    

 

► Table ronde : Coopération Europe-Asie

 
Soutien et initiatives allant du dialogue entre institutions multilatérales à celui entre les villes se développent entre les régions Europe et Asie, de manière à promouvoir le développement durable et le commerce propre. Le développement de programmes conjoints et le partage de bonnes pratiques dans le domaine de l’éducation, des technologies et de l’expertise scientifique sont autant d’opportunités de promouvoir et de mettre en œuvre de nouvelles voies durables.

Les questions abordées  :


1. Quels devraient être les principaux objectifs d’une collaboration renforcée entre l’Europe et l’Asie sur les thèmes commerce et d’environnement et / ou d’urbanisation et d’environnement ?
2. Quelle est la chose la plus importante à faire pour développer, renforcer ou élargir la coopération Europe – Asie dans le domaine de l’environnement ?
3. Quel rôle la coopération entre villes pourrait-elle jouer, et quelles mesures les villes pourraient-elles adopter dans un tel cadre? 
 

RA JIN-GOO, Maire adjoint de Séoul (EN)

While working in the Seoul Metropolitan for 30 years, I have played an instrumental role in making Seoul into a sustainable and environment-friendly city. I majored in Administration studies at Korea
University in Seoul, studied urban environment, at University of California, completed master's courseon Social Welfare at the University of Seoul, and I am currently pursuing a Doctoral course. I have been actively sewing as an Excom member of ICLEI since being elected in June 2008 with a term until 2009. AsAssistant Mayor for Waterworks of the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2006, I had the key role to provide clean and safe drinking water to citizens. Right before I was appointed as Vice Mayor, I was the Assistant Mayor. for Management and Planning, being in charge of establishing and adjusting key municipal policies and mid-to long-term strategies including environmental policies of Seoul, and oversaw organization, personnel, financial operation, and legislation affairs. After taking office as Vice-Mayor I for Administrative Affairs on December, 2007, in charge of overall administrative affairs of the Seoul Metropolitan Government including environmental 'affairs, I have been planning and pushing forward various projects. In particular, in order to successfully host the C40 Climate Leadership Summit in Seoul in May 2009, an all-out effort is being made to prepare for the conference by newly setting up the "C40 Summit Division." With the aim to actively respond to environmental issues including climate change and air quality improvement, organizational restructuring was done to establish the "Environment Protection Headquarters" to oversee environment related affairs, and is making tremendous efforts to respond to the global issue of climate change by carrying out a diesel car retrofitting project, promoting the "Weekly No Driving Day Program," and reducing greenhouse gas by using environment friendly energy, and enacting the Climate Change Ordinance. I am carrying out a pivotal role in newly making Seoul to become an environment-friendly city by operating "Green Seoul Citizens' Committee", a private-public partnership, to evaluate the sustainability of key municipal policies and driving Seoul Agenda 21. Based on my vast experience and leadership gained as a administrative public official while working serving in a local government for a long time and by sharing the various experiences of Seoul with other member cities through ICLEI, I am confident that I can play a big role in achieving sustainable development, the common goal of local governments around the world. 

Youngjiang GU, Chairman of China Society for WTO Studies (EN)
Mr. GU Youngjiang, Chairman of China Society for WTO Studies served as Member of the Tenth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Commercial Affairs Officer of Chinese Embassy to Canada, General-manager of China National Machinery and Equipment I/E Corporation. In 1988, he began to act as the Assistant Minister, the Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China (MOFTEC). In 1996, he was the Board Chairman of China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.
Adil NAJAM, Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy; Director, Pardee Center (EN)
Dr. Adil NAJAM is the Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy and Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University. He is also a professor of International Relations and of Geography and Environment at Boston University and a Visiting Professor of Negotiation and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Prof. Najam was a lead author for the third and fourth assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), work for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace. In 2008 he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General to serve on the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP). In 2009, the President of Pakistan conferred on him one of Pakistan’s highest civil honors,  the medal Sitara-i-Imtiaz (SI), for his distinguished services to education and environment.
 
HUANG Luxin, Director, Department of international Cooperation and Development, China (EN)
  • 1986, Bsc Landscape Architecture, Architecture Department, Tongji University
  • 1986-present, working with China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD)
  • 2000, Senior Planner and Registered Planner
  • 2001, Msc Urban Planning, CUPEM, Iniversity of Hong Kong
  • 2002-present, Director, Department of International Cooperation and Development, CAUPD
  • 2007-present, Director, International Planning Research Studio, CAUPD & Deputy Director and Secretary General, ACoFSUP & Member of Editorial Board, Urban Planning International
  • 2009, Member of Directors, Urban Planning Society of China
  • Key research interest: Community development and planning, eco-city planning.
Laurence TUBIANA, Director IDDRI, France and Head of Dpt. of global public goods, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (EN)
Laurence Tubiana is founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris. She was recently asked to set up the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She follows and participates in the international negotiations on climate change, in which IDDRI is highly involved. She is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the Indian Sustainable Development Council and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.
 
From 1997 to 2002, Laurence Tubiana served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. She was also member of the French Council of Economic Analysis and research director for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). She has been a representative of the European NGOs at the World Bank and founded the French-based NGO Solagral.
 Founder of the journal Le Courrier de la Planète, she published a number of articles and books on environment, development and international issues. Since 2007, she has co-directed the publication of the annual review Sustainable Development in Action A Planet for Life.
 Laurence Tubiana studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a PhD in economics.
Zhang YANSHENG, Director, Institute for International Economic Research (EN)
Professor Zhang YANSHENG is a senior fellow and the director general of the Institute for International Economic Research (IIER) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of P. R. China. He has been working for IIER since 1996. Professor Zhang is also guest professor in a number of universities such as Renmin University, Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Central University of Finance and Economics. He is the vice director on the academic board of the Faculty of International Study of the Wuhan University. Professor Zhang currently supervises research students in international finance and international trade. 
Professor Zhang holds MSc. in Economics (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1984). He has been a visiting fellow in Colorado University, Toronto University, and World Bank EDI from 1986 to 1988.
Professor Zhang has publicized more than 20 Chinese and English monographs (including co-author), more than 200 papers. Zhang was awarded the SunYefang Economic Science Works Prize, the First Class Excellent Research Prize of the NDRC, China Development Research Prize and other prizes.