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Play the Role of Political Parties to Address Climate Change Relying on the Thoughts of Lao Tsu

——The 4th Mount Heming International Health Forum Held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province

(IESCO news) On July 19-21, 2014, the 4th Mount Heming International Health Forum, organized by Global Parties Climate and Ecological Alliance (GPCEA), International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO) and China Foundation for International Studies (CFIS), and hosted by World Fellowship of Taoism and Enwei Group of Chengdu was held in the Daoyuan Holy City on the Mount Heming, Sichuan Province. A total of over 300 distinguished guests attended the forum, including government officers from countries and regions like China, India, the United States, Kenya, Singapore, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as UN officials, representatives of international organizations, experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and media.

Currently, damaging natural disasters triggered by global climate change and human's unsustainable economic activities have imposed severe threats on suurvival and development of humankind and have been changing the world political landscape, which has intensified poverty and brought instability to society.

The two-day forum focused on the themes below: Strengthen Party Leadership in Response to Climate Change and Ecological Crises; Ecological Civilization Construction and Building Ecological Safety Landscape; Green Innovation and Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda; The Universal Values of Ecological Safety and Taoism Thoughts; Change of Lifestyle is the Basis of Human Health; and Wisdom of Taoism’s Longevity Preservation and Human Health and Development;

We enjoyed splendid remarks from the following speakers at the opening ceremony of the forum, including ambassador Liu Guchang, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China and Chairman of China Foundation for International Studies, Tegegnework Gettu, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, José de Venecia, Founding President of ICAPP, Sujata Koirala, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Nepal, Mushahid Hussain Sayed , Chairman of Senate Defence Committee, Dato' Sri James Dawos Mamit, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia.

Centered around the theme of Climate Change, Human Health and Development, overall profound discussions were also conducted during the speeches among the delegates like Sen. Hasil Bizenjo, Member of the Senate of Pakistan and President of the National Party of Pakistan, Abdul Matin Khasru, Secretary of Legal Affairs of the Central Committee of Bangladesh Awami League, Axumite Gebre-Egziabher, Director of the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Africa and Markandey Rai, Chief of U.N. Inter-Agency Coordination, Parliamentarians and Trade Unions, UN-Habitat.

Climate Change, Human Health and Development (Mount Heming) Consensus was passed on the plenary session. The meeting also sang high praise of the convention of the forum. It maintains that the GPCEA that was jointly founded by International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean(COPPPAL), Council of African Political Parties(CAPP) , Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International(CAPDI) and IESCO in Dec. 2013, is a great initiative and more importantly, it will be of great significance in giving full play to governing capabilities of political parties of countries, coping with climate change and ecological crisis, protecting natural environment, attaining green governance and post-2015 sustainable development.

The conference has confirmed stepping up the implementation of the UN Youth Empowerment Action Plan, achieving green development through industrial transformation, driving forward sustainable change of modes of resources utilization through reform, fulfilling patterns of saving-based production and consumption by means of innovation and realizing resources conservation and environmental protection by resorting to stringent systems and rule of law. To better protect our planet, it's essential to concern our actions among governments, enterprises and our society; besides, countries around the world are required to abide by moral norms of "equality between persons, countries and generations" and strengthen technological innovation and international cooperation.



Main Venue of “2014 Climate Change, Human Health and Development Forum”

Tegegnework Gettu (Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations)

José de Venecia (Co-Chairman of ICAPP)

Liu Guchang (Chairman of China Foundation for International Studies)

Sujata Koirala (Former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal)

Mushahid Hussain Sayed (Member of the Senate of Pakistan)

Jiang Mingjun (Director General of IESCO)

Dato' Sri James Dawos Mamit (Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia)

Li Dongxiao (Bureau-level Counselor of International Department, International Department Central Committee of CPC)

Abdul Matin Khasru (Former Law Minister of Bangladesh)

Markandey Rai (Chief, U.N. Inter-Agency Coordination, Parliamentarians and Trade Unions, UN-Habitat)

Hasil Bizenjo (Member of the Senate of Pakistan, President of the National Party of Pakistan)

Axumite Gebre-Egziabher (Director of the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Africa)

Rakesh Hamal (Executive Director of GP Koirala Foundation)

Stuart Herbert Scott (Assistant to the Former US Vice-President Al Gore)

An Xueli (Deputy Director-General of IESCO)

Shan Fengping(Deputy Director-General of IESCO)







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