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Hanwang Forum 2012 Report (final)


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Hanwang Forum 2012 Report (final)

  1. 1. 1 INAUGURAL HANWANG FORUM 8 -10 MAY | 2012 Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing 11-13 MAY | 2012 Deyang, Sichuan Executive Summary COMING TOGETHER FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 111 Launching an international platform for collaborative action
  3. 3. 1 LAUNCHING THE INAUGURAL HANWANG FORUM Ming Yu, Anchor, Beijing TV and Gregory Bernarda, one of the Secretary-Generals of the Hanwang Forum Organising Committee, co- hosting the Opening Ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing General view of the Inaugural Hanwang Forum’s main hall during the opening speeches, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing Over three hundred Chinese and international experts and decision-makers from government, business, civil society, and academia gathered 8-13th May 2012 for the launch of the Inaugural Hanwang Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing and in Deyang, Sichuan Province. More than just a forum, the event marked the formation of a permanent platform for collaborative action, following two years of preparation in China and abroad. As such, it built on a trusted international community of partners and drew upon a significant depth of experience with the aim of carrying out transformative projects both within China and abroad. The Hanwang Forum was named after the township of Hanwang in Sichuan Province, where the town’s clock became a memorial to the devastating earthquake that claimed tens of thousands of lives in May 2008. Yet the name Hanwang, which literally means ‘a prosperous China’, has also become synonymous with the courage and ability of people to respond to crises and disasters. For the earthquake saw Chinese leaders and institutions coming together with thousands of volunteers and foreign rescue teams for the first time in Chinese history.
  4. 4. 2 The Hanwang approach builds on this spirit of responsibility and resilience in the face of momentous challenges. It promotes a society-wide approach to sustainable development, focusing on generating initiatives that positively impact the economy, the environment and society as a whole. True to this spirit, the Hanwang organising committee of joint Chinese and international partners invited forum participants to firstly look deeply into exploring and defining the Hanwang principles of sustainable development, and to subsequently engage in shaping action-oriented initiatives through five pre-selected priority platforms. 3.The Hanwang Blueprint Session during the opening morning. From left to right : Klaus Frandsen, National Chairman, Danish Social-Liberal Party; Michael Depledge Chair of the Board, European Centre for Environment and Human Health; Scilla Elworthy, Founder & Director, Peace Direct; Fan Dijun, Bureau Chief, Chinese Academy of Governance; Steven Beckers, Founding Partner, Lateral Thinking Factory; Wu Wenxi, Honorary Professor of the Department of Phytopathology, National Taiwan University; Li Xingguo, Standing Vice President, China Public Relations Association 1: Gu Xiulian, Vice Chairwoman of the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) in discussion with Li Meng, Vice Chairman of the 10th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) 2: Lawrence Bloom, President, Pathway International and H.E. Aminu Bashir Wali, Nigerian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China 1 2 3
  5. 5. 3 THE BIRTH OF A NEW PLATFORM Following Honorary Chairman Li Meng, the welcome speech was made by the Chairman of the Hanwang Forum Organising Committee, Su Qiucheng. Chairman Su Qiucheng, who is also the President of the China Public Relations Association, started out by making the connection between natural disasters and sustainable development stating that “disaster prevention and rescue is an eternal topic that co-exists with humankind, posing continual challenges for the sustainable, social and economic development of the world.” He continued by clarifying the role of the Hanwang Forum as “an important mechanism for disaster prevention, a key support for the building of a harmonious society, and an initiative designed to take full advantage of breakthroughs in science and technology.” Next, Former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Civil Affairs Mr Zhang Wenfan addressed the Forum on behalf of The China Society For Future Studies. Mr Wenfan who had supported the initiative from its inception expressed his delight on how the initiative throughout its preparations “received support from experts and leaders from over fifty countries and regions.” He then strongly emphasised to all delegates, “facing global warming and frequent natural disasters, we all have our own choices. The world has a common duty and requires a rational, systematic, forward thinking, scientific and people-oriented approach with which to respond.” Li Meng, Vice Chairman of the 10th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Appropriately, the final opening speech from the Chinese members of the organising committee was made by Chen Xinyou, Mayor of Deyang’s Municipal People’s Government under which the township of Hanwang belongs. Mayor Chen reminded the delegates that “the holding of this Forum is on the fourth anniversary of the May 12th earthquake” and that “in the past four years, with the firm leadership of Party Central, State Council, and Sichuan Provincial Government, the people in the disaster-hit areas have united together and achieved a comprehensive victory of post- disaster rebuilding and recovery...[that]... economic and social development has surpassed the levels before the earthquake hit.” He then went on to outline the solution going forward by noting “there are frequent disasters on a global scale, imbalanced economic development, and pressing resource and environmental issues. In these circumstances, the traditional economic development models can barely be maintained, the waves of the green economy are incoming and low-carbon and energy saving technologies are becoming the new drivers behind the sustainable development of the world economy.” The Inaugural Hanwang Forum was officially opened by the Forum’s Honorary Chairman Li Meng, Vice Chairman of the 10th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and witnessed by Gu Xiulian, Vice Chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC). Su Qiucheng, President, China Public Relations Association Hanwang Forum aims for global com- munication and cooperation on the topic of disaster prevention and rescue and sus- tainable development… building an international image for China that is positive and responsible. I’d like to announce the opening of the First Interna- tional Hanwang Forum on Global Disaster Prevention and Sustainable De- velopment.
  6. 6. 4 Finally, he expressed his hope that “The Hanwang Forum will serve as a platform to introduce advanced ideas, consolidate resources, and help more industries steer the future direction of the world’s development”. From the international members of the organising committee, Lawrence Bloom, Honorary Vice-Chairman of the Inaugural Hanwang Forum, started by introducing video messages from two supporters of the Hanwang international community. Georg Kell, the Executive Head of the United Nations Global Compact, in an address from the UN Headquarters in New York City, stressed the necessity and the importance of tackling global development affairs through partnerships across all sectors of society and all nations. Tim Smit, the Chief Executive and Co- Founder of The Eden Project, spoke from the UK and offered highly practical inspiration, sharing a vision for developing eco-communities in China, in collaboration with international experts. Painting the backdrop for the work of the Hanwang community, Bloom then built on the previous speakers’ emphasis on the social, economic and environmental crises we face by stating that “underlying these three crises is a deeper crisis. It’s a crisis of values. It’s a crisis of a society that is looking for new ways out of challenges it created for itself.” Continuing, he suggested a new meaning for the word ‘security’ moving away from the more common definition of “protecting ourselves against each other” towards instead “coming together to face our common challenges.” Opening panel with members of the Inaugural Hanwang Forum Standing Committee and distinguished guests. Georg Kell, Executive Head, United Nations Global Compact, in a video address from the UN Headquarters in New York, USA It is my great privilege to convey to you the very very best wishes for the Inaugural ses- sion of Hanwang Forum. Your mission build- ing trust, cooperation through partnerships couldn’t be more timely and more important. I thoroughly hope that in the future, we will col- laborate and find concrete ways on how to work together. Lawrence Bloom, President, Pathway International Underlying the social, economic and environmental crises is a deeper crisis. It is a crisis of values.
  7. 7. Klaus Frandsen, National Chairman, Social-Liberal Party; Member of the Public Accounts Committee, Danish Parliament. What is exciting about the Hanwang initiative is that it looks at these issues from a co- herent, integrative and holistic approach. That is what we need. 5 Following the speeches from the political committee, a number of distinguished speakers addressed the delegates. First was His Excellency Aminu Bashir Wali, Ambassador of Nigeria to China who observed that “the initial phase of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Nigeria has been based on state-to-state sovereign intervention. But the Hanwang group is taking the initiative to initiate a second phase of FDI flow to Africa, based on the principle of public-private partnership. I believe this model would have more direct impact on the people and local economies, with companies fostering greater corporate social responsibility towards host communities.” Hereafter, the renowned development economist Jeffrey Sachs gave a passionate speech on the urgency of the situation the global community faces. Compellingly, he reminded the audience that “we have reached a point together, globally in the world, at which we face a fundamentally different future… an age in which the human system has become so large, so productive, so much using of natural resources and land, so populated that humanity now dominates nature in fundamental ways.” Demonstrating that the scale of the challenge is unprecedented in human history, he suggested that any solutions should now seriously take into account the accumulated impact on the environment, rather than simply being seen through the often limited human lens: “We cannot stop with simply feeling good about some solar project here, or some wind farm there or a nice development someplace else. Nature is doing a different arithmetic. Nature cares about the total emissions, the total nitrogen, the total fossil fuels used, the depletion of ground water… Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA; Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations We need fundamentally to change how we grow food, to make the food supply globally resilient to a changing climate and to ensure that the food supply system itself does not destroy the environment.” Stating that humanity is up to the task, with “new technologies, methodologies, biological approaches, and social and human approaches”, he warned of the imperative for the global community to overcome its entrenched social and political processes, which prevent global concerted action to take root. Recognising the leadership role that China will inherit in soon becoming the world’s largest economy, he concluded by laying bare the unarguable challenge that the Hanwang Forum community is committing itself to, in saying: “the possibilities for finding a better path are present. Bringing in together China’s leaders and the world’s leaders on this task is the highest priority.” The possibilities for finding a better path are present. Bringing in together China’s leaders and the world’s leaders on this task is the highest priority. I want to thank the Hanwang Forum for taking on that challenge.
  8. 8. Wei Zhiyuan, President of the Beijing International Exchange Association’s Sustainable Development Committee - a co- organiser of the Hanwang Forum 1.Jeddah Mali, Mentor, Omid Kassiri, Senior Africa Advisor, Dalberg & Steven Beckers, Founding Partner, Lateral Thinking Group (from left to right) 2.Delegates arriving at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing 1 2 6 The Hanwang Forum as a trust-based and action-oriented international platform can only succeed through a highly collaborative process. Klaus Frandsen, the National Chairman of the Danish Social-Liberal Party, closed the opening ceremony speeches for the international guests. In his address, Frandsen highlighted the shortcomings of traditional approaches to disaster management and sustainable development. He said: “We have been looking at the issue of natural disasters as one-off situations; addressing a flood situation here, or another emergency there. There has not been any coherent approach to the issue. The same is true for sustainable development, which has been too much focused on the sole lens of climate change.” With this approach, according to Frandsen, Western countries have not been able to take the responsibility to build a world that is “more safe and better off in the future”, a situation that has been aggravated by “a financial crisis with such massive amount of debt that one has to spend a decade on cleaning up, therefore further losing its right of initiative.” He closed by sharing his enthusiasm at the prospects of working with China, who he looked forward to see “stepping into its natural role and taking the initiative of approaching disaster management and sustainable development, not in isolation, but from a holistic and future-oriented perspective.” Wei Zhiyuan, President of the Beijing International Exchange Association’s Sustainable Development Committee, and co-organiser of the Hanwang Forum, closed the morning by inviting participants to sign the Hanwang Declaration thus marking the birth of this new and permanent international platform. President Wei stressed the importance of the collaborative process that characterized the development of the platform, which he said is “illustrative of its intended role in the world.” He outlined the role of China to “act as the convener of leaders, experts and businesses from all over the world and different walks of society to join forces and form practical solutions […] to build a harmonious society that fully leverages modern science and technology.”
  9. 9. 7 THE HANWANG 7+1 MODEL The 7+1 model is the DNA of the Hanwang Forum that thus underpins its thinking and its initiatives. 7+1 encapsulates the building blocks of our lives. The model includes our basic needs for food and health and our more advanced needs for involvement with our communities, access to education and technologies, as well as engagement with civil society and governance & policy. In addition to these seven categories comes the +1 which represents arts & culture. This is the category that encompasses and infuses all the others in recognising that our ways of thinking and acting in all walks of life are influenced by the cultures that have shaped us. Bird’s eye view of workgroups in action in the breakout room Gregory Bernarda, Hanwang Forum Presenter and one of the Organising Committee Secretary Generals launches the workshop activities. Forum participants split up into eight working groups, each led by two co-chairs (one from China and one from abroad) to discuss and identify three key design principles that should characterize each category. Once identified, these principles would then form the basis for inspiring strategies and guiding the implementation of projects in keeping with the Hanwang vision of a sustainable, ethical and resilient society.
  10. 10. Food & Agriculture 1. Develop organic and safe farming without a reliance on fossil fuel. 2. Develop creative education schemes across the food value chain, so that people then consume less meat and are less selective regarding their choice of food and vegetables. 3. Create financing schemes whereby communities and consumers are the main beneficiaries. Health 1. Have the overall focus on health, not illness. 2. Look for solutions where the environment and health & wellbeing intersect. 3. Consider our own personal responsibility as a key factor to success and also promote an increased role in healthcare for women. Communities 1. Provide quality of life, security, a clean environment and health to everyone including children and the disabled. 2. Aim for individual communities to be 80% self-sufficient in water, energy and materials with the remaining 20% to be sourced through community networks. 3. Adhere to low carbon footprint construction and ‘cradle to cradle’ recycling standards. Co-Chairs • Wu Wenxi, Honorary Professor of the Department of Phytopathology, National Taiwan University • Ziad Tassabehji, Chief Executive Officer, Grenea Co-Chairs • Dr Guo Bisong, Founding Director of The Shen Foundation • Michael Depledge, Chair of the Board, European Centre for Environment and Human Health Co-Chairs • Yuan Jing, Chair, Join Team Energy Resources Environment Tech Company • Steven Beckers, Founding Partner, Lateral Thinking Factory Learning 1. Provide easy access to learning, including going beyond traditional institutions. 2. Promote lifelong learning. 3. Impart learning within the wider concept of enhancing human development. Technology 1. Favour inclusive technologies that support the sharing of information and cooperation across all sectors. 2. Choose technologies that increase energy efficiency thus helping to promote local resilience. 3. Make better informed technology choices that take into consideration environmental and social well-being concerns. Civil Society 1. Educate young people in disaster prevention and relief methods. 2. Listen to and incorporate the needs and concerns of the general public as well as governments in project development. 3. Provide a sense of meaning through developing a value system that helps people self-organise in disaster scenarios. Governance & Policy 1. Decision-making processes should be based on long-term, inclusive and ethical decisions that enhance cooperation, harmony and universal values. 2. Execution should rely on clear goals, based on a systemic perspective, and follow an execution process that fosters competent, accountable and effective use of resources. 3. Outcomes should be measured according to them being broad-based and far-reaching in time, e.g. a hundred years away. + Arts & Culture 1. Measure results within a thousand year timeframe. 2. Develop the presence and the tools of arts and culture in health, education and technologies to help amplify their power. 3. Place arts and culture at the centre of communities to educate and communicate cultural roots and differences. Co-Chairs • Wu Zijing, Secretary General, Committee for the Strategy of Building an Innovative Country • Adam Arvidsson, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan Co-Chairs • Ma Bin, Vice President, Tencent Technology • Michel Bauwens, Founder, P2P Foundation Co-Chairs • Wen Hanzhu, Secretary General Campus Safety Office, National Committee for the Well-Being of the Youth • Scilla Elworthy, Founder & Director, Peace Direct Co-Chairs • Jiang Xinmin, Director, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission • Henrik Skovby, Executive Chairman, Dalberg Co-Chairs • Gao Qiang, Vice President, Shenzhen Cultural Property Right Exchange • Alwin van der Linde, President, Vanderlinde Foundation; Cultural Representative, Extremadura Government 8
  11. 11. 9 DRIVING COLLABORATIVE ACTION Disaster Relief, Prevention & Reconstruction The Hanwang Forum recognises the increasing frequency of natural disasters and is dedicated to boosting the global capacity for disaster management. Therefore, this platform had key Chinese leaders actively taking part such as the Director-Generals, Secretaries, and Presidents of the Ministry of Public Security, the China Medical Women’s Association, the China Disabled Person’s Federation (millions of Chinese have become disabled as a result of natural disasters), Ministry of Culture, Municipal Governments, and many others. The agreed outcome was to become a global model for comprehensive and professional disaster management (covering response, relief, rebuilding and resilience). Key project: To establish a multifunctional complex that includes an international Training Centre; an international Exhibition & Demonstration Zone for state-of-the art disaster relief technologies; an international Research Centre for psychological recovery, health monitoring, and humanitarian culture; and a Science & Technology Park for research and development as well as manufacturing for global distribution. 1. Luo Jin Gang, Standing Vice President, China Zhou En Lai Society, makes a point during the New Mindsets Platform for Action workshop 2. Sustainable Africa Action Workshop with : He Zhaoshen, President, Milestone International Holding Group ; Samuel Akintola, Advisor on Investments in Africa ; and Colin Melvin, CEO, Hermes Equity Ownership Services and Former Head of United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. Zhang Wenfan , Former Deputy Minister, Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs I believe the choice of a sus- tainable future and compre- hensive scientific development outlook are the starting point and the stand- point of the H a n w a n g Forum. For its opening year, the Forum organising committee worked with its Chinese and international partners to identify five priority platforms for action to guide discussions and collaborative outputs. Leaders of relevant state departments, companies, foundations, funds and associations took active part in exploring these chosen platforms along with international experts and representatives and, in so doing, identified mutual interests and integrated opportunities for cooperative action going forward. With the co-developed 7+1 approach principles in place, participants took part in one of five action platform workshops based on their interests and professional affiliations. Each platform had participants from each of the previous 7+1 groups, ensuring that an integrated perspective was taken with regards to the issues discussed and the projects that emerged. 1 2
  12. 12. 10 H.E. Aminu Bashir Wali, Nigerian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; Former Permanent Representative to the UN Tim Smit, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, The Eden Project, in a video address from the UK I have witnessed not only Chinese Government officials, but a number of investors and business people from Africa and China committed to coming to- gether to create a new platform for Chinese engagement in Africa. China and the West could from now on ensure that the heart of any dialogue is based on the needs and concerns of local stakeholders. This is going to en- able us to bring about har- mony and at the same time prosperity. I send my great hope that one day we may work together to build a Chinese Eden Project, not like this one, but one built on the 4,000 years tradition of your great country. Sustainable Energy for All Given that 2012 was the UN Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the aim of this action platform was to engage China into contributing to this mission in a practical way. The agreed outcome was to implement clean energy sources and services to the many. Key projects: To develop an energy saving green building community model for replication and establish a mission- based partnership to deliver stand-alone energy solutions to the many. Sustainable Africa Key to the Hanwang initiative is to demonstrate China’s capacity to contribute progressively to global issues as a means to minimise future conflicts that may arise regarding general misperceptions of China and her intentions. Key project: To identify transformative solutions that become economically feasible from being produced at scale in China for subsequent country and continent-wide distribution and implementation in Africa. New Mindsets The mission of the New Mindsets Platform was to cultivate the emergence of a new global mindset that befits both the overall aims of the Forum as well as the global challenges that mankind faces. Key projects: To create and utilise a high-profile global award to find and support ideas and initiatives that contribute to world harmony, and also to coordinate military forces worldwide to provide fast, effective disaster relief internationally. Global Cooperation The Hanwang Forum is to serve as a platform to break down barriers between China and the international community through enabling collaboration and partnerships between businesses, NGOs, agencies, governments, etc. while at the same time sharing best knowledge and practice. Key project: To establish an online platform for global citizenship that would ultimately serve as a world resource management and partnership system for any global issue. Scilla Elworthy, Founder, Oxford Research Group; Founding Director, Peace Direct, UK
  13. 13. 11 Given the Hanwang Forum’s focus on collaborative action, capital investment is critical for taking action at scale and with urgency. On the closing afternoon in Beijing, a panel of investors was convened comprising some leading figures from the international and Chinese investment communities whom, combined, manage more than $100 billion in their portfolios. Representing the international community, the panel included the socially responsible investment pioneer Wayne Silby, founder of Calvert (a now $15 billion investment man- agement group) and the current President of the Calvert Social Investment Fund as well as Colin Melvin, the former Head of UN Principles for Responsible Investment, who is now the Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Equity Ownership Services, the responsible invest- ment advisory services arm of the $37 billion investment group Hermes. From the Chinese community, the panel was represented by Chairman Zhao Bo of the state-owned investment company Poly International Investment, as well as President Xiang Hong and Chairman Zhou Fei of, respectively, leading venture capital companies Phoenix Tree Capital and Zhongfu Investment Group. ENGAGING THE INVESTOR COMMUNITY Commentary from the Investor Community (from left to right): Xiang Hong, President, Phoenix Tree Capital; Zhao Bo, Chairman, Zhejiang Poly International Investment Co. Ltd; James Mwangi (facilitator), Dalberg; Zhou Fei, Chairman, Zhongfu Investment Group; Wayne Silby, Founding Co-Chairman and Finance Committee Chair, Calvert Foundation; Colin Melvin, Chief Operating Officer, Hermes Equity Ownership Services Wayne Silby, Founding Co-Chair- man and Finance Committee Chair, Calvert Foundation, USA The panel agreed that China offers strong investment op- portunities within the sustainable development field, and it called for the initiation of bold projects that would set standards, such as sustainable city transport systems. The panel also cautioned the rapid growth of the Chinese econ- omy, stressing it was necessary to ensure balanced growth through educating shareholders to become responsible owners with regards to environmental, social and gover- nance (ESG) concerns. It agreed that the Hanwang Forum could act as a certifier of investible sustainable projects in accordance with its 7+1 approach, and expressed interest in working with the Forum to develop relevant metrics. Based on these discussions, the Hanwang platform will be seeking to establish a dedicated fund which would act as a cornerstone investor in Hanwang ‘certified’ projects while, at the same time, boost its funding capacity by partnering domestic funds in each of the 7+1 areas with international funds who are seeking entry into the Chinese market.
  14. 14. 12 After a rich and constructive opening in Beijing, the Forum moved on from the capital to reconvene in the city of Deyang in Sichuan Province. It was here where, a year prior, during the 3rd Sustainable Development Forum and under the patronage of the People’s Government of Deyang, the Hanwang Forum had been conceived, later to be given an official seal of approval by Sichuan Province. Mayor Chen Xinyou welcomes Forum delegates to Deyang Local “First Responder” Volunteers in action during the Earthquake Disaster Exercise, Hanwang Town. FROM BEIJING TO DEYANG Chen Xinyou, Mayor of Deyang Municipal People’s Government of Sichuan Province In the past four years, with the firm leadership of the Party Central, State Council and Si- chuan Provincial government, the people in the disaster-hit areas have achieved compre- hensive victory of post-disaster rebuilding and recovery… The economic and social develop- ment has surpassed the level before the earthquake. As stated earlier, The Hanwang Forum was christened so after the township of Hanwang in Deyang Prefecture where, on the 12th of May 2008, the town’s clock stopped during the first tremors of the deadly Wenchuan earthquake. The clock later became a memorial to the devastating disaster, a disaster which drew an unprecedented swift and effective response from Chinese leaders, institutions, and the wider public as well as, for the first time in Chinese history, foreign rescue teams. It was against this backdrop therefore that the date chosen for the opening of the Forum in Deyang would fall on and thus commemorate the fourth anniversary of the earthquake with the focus, as a consequence, switching from the high-level strategy thinking of Beijing to more ground-level realities and action-based solutions.
  15. 15. 1. Local “First Responder” Volunteers in action during the Earthquake Disaster Exercise, Hanwang Town 2. UNIDO dialogue session on Clean Energy and Sustainable Development 3. Green Alliance Signing Ceremony (seated from left to right): Friedrich Krumbroek, Chairman, World Green Building Alliance; Liu Hongbao, Standing Deputy Mayor, Deyang Municipal People’s Government of Sichuan; George Wang, President, TCK Green Buildings Ltd 13 Albrecht Broemme, President, Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) of the German Government Catastrophes know no borders. Disaster relief must be a cross- country col- laborative ef- fort, as well as engage across all sectors of society. The city of Deyang is a mostly industrial city and, in the aftermath of the 2008 earthquake, has now complemented this industrial focus through gaining vast disaster relief and reconstruction experience in being able to respond quickly and effectively to natural disasters. Indeed, with this experience in place, it is a major goal of the Forum that the city of Deyang becomes a major international manufacturing hub whereby China plays a prominent role in increasing the global capacity for the deployment of effective, workable and economically viable solutions in responding to natural disasters and ecological crises. Deyang would become a venue for demonstrable projects that would help garner leverage and reputation for the city to become a world-class manufacturing base with the capacity to distribute and deploy sustainable solutions not only within China but throughout the world. Forum delegates gathered in Deyang to listen and engage in a series of podium discussions on topics including emergency rescue, sustainable post-disaster reconstruction, clean energy, community transformation, health care and arts & culture. Opening speakers included Deyang Mayor Chen Xinyou and Albrecht Broemme, President of the German government disaster relief organisation Technisches Hilfswerk. Both had, just the day before, overseen a ‘First Responder’ Disaster Earthquake exercise in a preserved earthquake stricken area of Hanwang town whereby local community volunteers carried out a first response rescue drill. Contributors to the podium discussions included UNIDO representatives Luo Xiang and Hu Yuandong both of whom participated in the Clean Energy and Sustainable Development session as well as International Emergency Association Vice Chairman Qu Guosheng and Yasuo Kawawaki, Senior Recovery Expert at the International Recovery Platform, who both participated in the Emergency Rescue session. The Forum was brought to a close on the afternoon of the second day with a tour of the same area in Hanwang Town where the recent rescue drill had taken place. Delegates saw firsthand the devastation that the earthquake had wrought on that fateful day four years ago and consequently were reminded of the comprehensive disaster relief and reconstruction effort that had since taken place there and elsewhere in the region. It is in this spirit of response and resilience that, in the face of the momentous global challenges that lie ahead, the Hanwang Forum seeks to emulate and build upon in helping to create a world that not only endures but also thrives. 1 3 2
  16. 16. 1 4 7 8 14 1. Emergency Relief Panel including Qu Guosheng, Vice Chairman, International Emergency Rescue Association, Li Zonghao, Vice Chairman, China Association for Disaster and Emergency Rescue Medicine, Royston Flude, President & Secretary-General, CMDC-SPOC, and Yasuo Kawawaki, Senior Recovery Expert, International Recovery Platform 2. Luo Xiang, Chairman, UNIDO Investment Fund, Beijing 3. Cheng Lu, Vice Standing Chairman, Association for Promotion of Western China Research and Development 4. Wang Tongzhou, Vice President, China National Electric Power Construction Group 5. Phee Boon Poh, Penang Minister of Health and Welfare, Malaysia 6. Shan Chunchang, Chairman, State Council Emergency Management Expert Group 7. Lu Ye, Deputy Mayor, Deyang Municipal Government 8. Hu Yuan Dong, Head of UNIDO’s Investment Technology Promotions Office, Beijing 9. Community Transformation after Disaster & Ecological Agriculture Panel 5 6 9 3 2
  17. 17. Closing Signing Ceremony, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing (from left to right): Klaus Frandsen, National Chairman, Danish Social Liberal Party; Lawrence Bloom, President, Pathway International; Li Xingguo, Standing Vice President, China Public Relations Association ; Christopher Chuang, Co-Chairman, Pathway International; Chen Xinyou, Mayor, Deyang Municipal Government; Wei Zhiyuan, President, Beijing Sustainable Development Committee; Liu Zhu, Vice-Chairman, China Cultural Heritage Foundation 15 BUILDING A PERMANENT PLATFORM After extensive dialogue, it became clear that the platform would need to comprise an international civil society organisation for the purpose of gathering international support, experts and collaborations; a for-profit group for driving joint ventures and projects; a fund for providing seed capital; and a public relations arm for managing the complex stakeholder relations in further realising the projects. The final piece would be a foundation to recycle profits towards supporting and furthering the Hanwang vision. In this way, the Hanwang platform would be geared towards problem-solving and international collaboration. This would be unique in China whereas similar initiatives have, to date, been weakly founded and narrowly focused on tasks such as research and conference organisation. By the next Hanwang Forum in May 2013, it is the organising committee’s express wish to have all of these vehicles in place by the coming year so that the platform can serve governments,, international organizations, state-level associations, foundations and social funds seeking cooperation in delivering their disaster management and sustainable development goals. Nicolai Peitersen, one of the Vice-Chairmen of the Inaugural Hanwang Forum Organising Committee Jiang Qian, Senior Partner, Fortman Fund We believe it is our respon- sibility to establish the mecha- nisms and platforms to incubate as many public private partner- ships that can deliver at scale and with urgency on the out- comes of the Hanwang Forum. The Inaugural Hanwang Forum marked the launch of the Hanwang platform – a platform designed to create a bridge of trust between China and the international community based upon collaborative action in managing disasters and delivering sustainable development at scale and with urgency.
  18. 18. 16 HANWANG DECLARATION Increasingly frequent natural and manmade disasters pose tremendous threat on our livelihood as well as the potential to disrupt social and economic sustainability. We all share one planet – our home – therefore in the face of crisis and danger, we need to contemplate what needs to be done and what duties we share. Disasters know no boundaries but evoke the compassion in us all. The Inaugural Hanwang Forum brings together global leaders to China to collectively create a common vision and mission to address the need in preparing our world for a sustainable future. This inaugural forum will serve as the basis for a permanent international platform for crisis management and sustainable development. We the undersigned delegates to the Inaugural Hanwang Forum support the objective of this collaborative platform going forward to effect creative and sustainable global change. The Hanwang Forum aims at creating a pathway to a sustainable future by addressing the urgent need to provide a foundation to a harmonious and cohesive society, to enable science-based actions, and turn over a new leaf in the field of crisis management and sustainable development. We recognise that China plays a key role in gathering a community of global leaders, experts and corporates from all levels to understand and provide solutions to the pressing issues we face today. We support the objective of this collaborative platform of the Hanwang Forum. We believe that the world’s future is the responsibility of us all and that together we can shape a world that is safe, sustainable and inclusive.
  19. 19. 1. Gen Xue Chao, President, Beijing International Chinese College & Maria Chen, China Environment Program Coordinator, USAID 2. Countess Jean Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Chair, Invest in Africa 3. Wang Xiao Ou, Chief Secretary of Beijing International Exchange Association Sustainable Development Committee; Hanwang Forum Secretary-General and Executive Vice-Chairwoman 4. 7+1 Model Communities Workgroup 5. Xie Hong, Vice Chairman, CPPCC, Sichuan Province & Chen Xinyou, Mayor, Deyang Municipal Government 6. Her Excellency Christina Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF 17 1 3 5 6 4 2
  20. 20. 7 9 11 7. Zhou Yangxiao, Associate Professor in Hydrogeology, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education 8. Guido Schmidt-Traub, CEO, CDC Climate Asset Management 9. Zhu Lei, Chairman, Global MBA Forum; Vice-Chairman & Deputy Secretary-General, Hanwang Forum and Wang Wei Wei, Hanwang Forum Executive Vice-Chairwoman & Director of the Office 10. Looking out to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse Gardens 11. Christopher Chuang, Chairman, Pathway International 12. Liang Ben Yuan, President, China Huaxia Culture Group, China Disabled Person’s Federation 13. Li Xiang Zhi, Secretary of CPC Municipal Committee of Deyang 18 12 13 10 8 11 9 7
  21. 21. 19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Hanwang Forum 2012 Organising Committee Organisers The People’s Government of Deyang City The Sustainable Development Committee of the Beijing International Exchange Association Co-organisers The Association for Promotion of West China Research and Development China Public Relations Association China Association for Disaster and Emergency Rescue Medicine China Home Service Association China Culture Heritage Foundation China Disabled Persons Federation Huaxia Culture Group China Building Energy-Saving Emission Reduction Industry Alliance United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Europe & CIS UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office, China International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering The International Emergency Management Society Pathway International Social Entrepreneurs with Integrity Association, Asia Pacific, Singapore, Malaysia Supporters Dalberg – Global Development Advisors United Nations Global Compact China Artists Association Emergency Management Training Centre, Chinese Academy of Governance National Earthquake Response Support Service Global MBA Forum of China Peking University MBA Alumni Association The World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) Strategic Media Partners, China Development Gateway (CnDG): China Network Television (CNTV): China Newsweek: Institutional Investor China: QQ: Members of the Organising Committee Political Committee Honorary Chairman Li Meng, Vice-Chairman of the Tenth Session of the CPPCC
  22. 22. 20 Honorary Vice-Chairmen Xie Hong, Vice-Chairman of the CPPCC of the Sichuan Province Zhang Wenfan, Former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Civil Affairs Yang Shen, Former Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Construction Li Xiangzhi, Secretary of CPC Municipal Committee of Deyang Cheng Lu, Executive Vice-President and Secretary General, Association for Promotion of West China Research and Development Niels-Joergen Thoegersen, Honorary Director-General, European Commission Lawrence Bloom, President, Pathway International Leadership Committee Chairman Su Qiucheng, President, China Public Relations Association Standing Vice-Chairmen Chen Xinyou, Mayor of Deyang’s Municipal People’s Government, Sichuan Province Wei Zhiyuan, Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary-General; President, Beijing International Exchange Association Sustainable Development Committee Christopher Chuang, Chairman, Pathway International Vice-Chair(wo)men Li Xingguo, Standing Vice President, China Public Relations Association Li Zonghao, Standing Vice Chairman and Secretary General, Chinese Association for Disaster & Emergency Rescue Medicine Liu Zhu, Standing Secretary General, Beijing Culture Development Foundation Liang Benyuan, President, China Huaxia Culture Group, China Disabled Person’s Federation Zhang Yan Qi, Chairman, Beijing International Exchange Association Hu Yuandong, Chief Representative, UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office, China Qu Guosheng, Vice Chairman, International Emergency Response Rescue Association Nicolai Peitersen, Vice-President - East, Pathway International Lu Ye, Deputy Secretary-General; Deputy Mayor of Deyang City Zhu Lei, Deputy Secretary-General; Chairman, Global MBA Forum of China Yuan Jing, Chair, Join Team Energy Resources Environment Tech Company Executive Team Executive Vice-Chairwoman and Director of the Office Wang Wei Wei, Executive Chairwoman, Sage International Secretary-Generals Wang Xiao Ou, Executive Vice-Chairwoman; Chief Secretary, Beijing International Exchange Association Sustainable Development Committee Gregory Bernarda, Presenter; Director, Executive Committee, Pathway International Vice Secretary-Generals Dong Xiao Gang, Vice Chief Secretary, Deyang Government Teresa Chuang, Director of International Affairs Edith Hu, Director of Conference Department; Chief Executive Officer, Everearth Group Li Ming Xun, Co-Director of Logistics Dong Xiao Qi, Co-Director of Logistics; Vice General Manager, Zhongjing International Energy Centre Ray Liu, Director of the Chengdu Office; Director, Hong Kong Nuoai International Holding Group Amy Cai, Director of Finance
  23. 23. 21 The Hanwang Forum Preparatory Team Xu Ya Fei - Dong Xiao Qi - Hu Hui Jun - Chen Mei Lu - Frank Van Hasselt - Xu Qiong Wen - Liu Wei Chen De Xin - Yong Wen Ting - Liu Jian - Martin Forbes - Chuang Ci Yun - Yeh Jen Jao - Chai Shen Zhi Li Ming Xun - Yu Han - Nicolai Peitersen - Gregory Bernarda - Wang Xiao Ou - Chuang Xi - Sonia Liu Cai Ya Min - Qu Ning - Jiang Qian - Wang Wei Wei - Zhu Lei - Ningyu Tao - Minh Lam - Yu De Jiang Han Luo Lan - Jin Nan - Yeh Chong Wei - Zhu Li Mei - Li Gui Xian - Chuang Ci Xin - Cheng Meng Qian Workshop Facilitation From Dalberg - Global Development Advisors: Henrik Skovby, Executive Chairman James Mwangi, Global Managing Partner Julia Alexander, CEO Dalberg Research Paul Callan, Partner Omid Kassiri, Senior Advisor Report Direction, Writing & Editing Nicolai Peitersen, Vice-Chairman, the Inaugural Hanwang Forum Organising Committee Gregory Bernarda, Presenter & Secretary-General, the Inaugural Hanwang Forum Organising Committee Martin Forbes, Communications, Marketing and Web Manager, Pathway International Design Conception & Production Therese Severinsen, Design Partner, SomeoneInLondon Hadrien Peltier, Graphic Facilitator, FGCP Ningyu Tao, Intern Images by Hanwang Forum official photographers, Martin Forbes, Mantow Chow
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