2010 Asia News Network Annual Meeting

Reacting to Climate Change: Vision, Action Plans and Media Involvement

Climate change is the biggest threat to the world today. And Asia, as the fastestdeveloping and the most populated region, will need to rise to this great challenge.


After the Copenhagen climate change meeting, Asia’s response will be one of the most important in deciding how the world will develop. How will Asian governments act in building a sustainable and energy efficient society? What will Asian companies do in meeting the challenges and developing a sustainable model? What role should the media play in building a more environmentally friendly world? The conference is not only a gathering of government officials, business people, academics and the media to share their works and ideas with a participating audience of 120, but also mark the start of a series of efforts to promote united action against climate change.

Asia News Network, an alliance of 21 newspapers in 18 countries in the continent, hopes to be pivotal in this endeavor.

The conference is designed to share knowledge of climate change trends among Asian countries and the future of green Asia, and look at policies, action plans, and efforts from the various organizations.

Tentative Program

Wednesday April 7, Arrival of ANN participants

1900-2100 Welcome Dinner

Venue: Kempinski Hotel, Symphony Room

Thursday April 8, Asia Forum on Reacting to Climate Change

Venue: Jade Ballroom C

0830-0900 Registration of participants

0900-0905 Welcome Remarks by Mr Zhu Ling, Editor-in-Chief of China Daily

0905-0920 Keynote speech by Mr Xie Zhenhua, Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, China

0925-0940 Keynote speech by Mr Suwit Khunkitti, Minister, Natural Resources & Environment Ministry, Thailand

0940-0955 Keynote speech by, Dr. Zheng Guoguang, Minister, China Meteorological Administration

0955-1030 Questions & Answers

1030-1040 Coffee Break

1040-1200 Panel I: Common Challenges and Differentiated Responsibilities for Asia

How to understand differentiated responsibility for Asian countries?

What can be Asian countries learn in climate change strategies?

How to reduce divergence and cooperate in international negotiations?


Mr Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson for UNEP Executive Director

Mr Han Wenke, Director of Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China

Mr Pan Jiahua, Deputy Director of Research Centre for Urban & Environmental

Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Ms Lot Felizco, Policy Director for Oxfam Hong Kong and Advisor on the Philippine

Delegation to the UNFCCC

Moderator: Mr Mahfuz Anam, Editor & Publisher, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

1200-1300 Luncheon, Venue: Jade Ballroom C

1300-1410 Panel II: Opportunity in Green Development and New Business Leaders

What are corporate needs during global climate change negotiations?

How to explore business opportunities arising from climate crisis?

What is the new social corporate responsibility in relation to climate change?


Mr Ren Jianxin, President, China National Chemical Corporation

Dr Xiong Weiping, President, Aluminum Corporation of China

Mr Christian Klick, Vice-President Corporate Office, Star Alliance

Mr Huang Ming, Board Chairman, Himin Group, China

Mr Anthony Clymo, Director, Environment Health & Safety Asia-Pacific, BASF

Moderator: Mr Felix Soh, Digital Media Editor, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd,


1410-1420 Coffee Break

1420-1530 Panel III: Role of Media in Fighting Global Climate Change

How to enhance media coverage about climate change?

How to convey objectively the different approaches of governments and enterprises to the public? How to cope with the complicated global climate change politics?


Mr Wong Chun Wai, Group Chief Editor, The Star

Mr Dai Yuqing, BOD Chairman & President, Guangzhou Daily Press Group

Mr Wang Wei, Vice President & Chief Editor of Phoenix New Media

Ms Yu Wei, Vice-President, Sohu Media & Managing Editor,

Moderator: Mr Ravindra Kumar, Editor, The Statesman, India

1530-1540 Meeting at Hotel Lobby for Bus Transfer

1700-1750 ANN Editors’ Meeting with Chinese leader (The Great Hall of the People)

1900 Gala Dinner hosted by China Daily

Friday April 9, Asia News Network Board Meeting (ANN members only, by invitation only)

Venue: Kaifeng Room

0900-0910 Welcome Remarks by Mr Nguyen Tien Le, Chairman of Asia News Network, Editor-in-Chief

Vietnam News

0910-0930 Keynote Address

Mr Wang Chen, Minister of State Council Information, China

0930-0940 Keynote speech by Mr Paul Linnarz, Director of Media Programme Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

0940-1030 Discussions

1030-1040 Coffee Break

1040-1200 ANN Internal Meeting

1200-1330 Luncheon

Venue: Kranzler’s Restaurant & Bar

1400-1700 ANN Internal Meeting

1830 Dinner hosted by Star Alliance

Saturday April 10, Low Carbon Tour

0900-1200 City Tour

Meeting point Hotel Lobby 9.00 am

1200-1330 Lunch

1330-1800 Low Carbon Visit of Beijing CBD

Sunday April 11, Departure of Participants

Note: This tentative program is subject to change. Please see the final program provided at the conference.

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Kempinski Hotel, Beijing


Wolfgang Meyer

Leiter des Auslandsbüros in China (Beijing)

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Auslandsbüro China