Special addresses


 28th, 29th and 30th october 2009
 Beijing, China
 Poverty and the Environment



The conference, with the support of Chinese official organizations, has led to a strong interest from scientific circles, decision makers, and the media.

 

► Opening ceremony

Jorge Mora, CEO, Veolia Environnement, China
   
Sen PENG, Vice-Minister, National Development and Reform Commission
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Sen PENG was born in 1951, Graduated from Economic Department of Beijing University in 1982, and Studied in Oxford University from 1989 to 1990 and received a Bachelor of Economics. He is currently Vice-Minister of State Development and Reform Commission.
Amartya SEN, Economist, Nobel Prize 1998
Amartya SEN is Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.  He has served as President of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association.  He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor.  Born in Santiniketan, India, Amartya Sen is an Indian citizen.  He studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, India, and at Trinity College, Cambridge.  He was Lamont University Professor at Harvard also earlier, from1988–1998, and previous to that he was the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford University, and a Fellow of All Souls College (he is now a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls).  Prior to that he was Professor of Economics at Delhi University and at the London School of Economics.
Yuesheng WANG, Director, Department of International Economics, School of Economics, Peking University
Yuesheng WANG 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 



► Closing ceremony

(Chaired by Minquan LIU, Director of CHEDS)

Rajendra K. PACHAURI, Chairman IPCC and Director General of TERI, India
Dr Rajendra K. PACHAURI assumed his current responsibilities as the Chief Executive of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in 1982, first as Director and, since April 2001, as Director-General. TERI does original research and provides knowledge in the areas of energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources to governments, institutions, and corporate organizations worldwide.
In April 2002, Dr Pachauri was elected the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme in 1988 (Re-elected in September 2008). IPCC along with former Vice President Al Gore has been awarded the “Nobel Peace Prize” for the year 2007. He has been appointed as Director, Yale Climate and Energy Institute from July 2009. He has been active in several international forums dealing with the subject of climate change and its policy dimensions.
He was conferred with the “Padma Vibhushan”, second highest civilian award, for his services in the field of science and engineering in January 2008 by the President of India.
Guitian HUANG, Vice Dean, School of Economics, Peking University