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The 2012 Ecological Safety Seminar
was successfully held in Beijing

On 25th October 2012, the 2012 Ecological Safety Seminar organized by the China Foundation for International Studies was successfully held in Beijing. Over 60 experts and leaders from the China Foundation for International Studies, the Environment and Resources Protection Committee of National People's Congress, UN-HABITAT, China Association for Science and Technology, the Three Gorges Project Construction Committee of State Council, Renmin University of China, China University of Geosciences, International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization, the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs and China's low-carbon Promotion Association attended the seminar. General Zhang Wentai, Deputy Director of Environment and Resource Committee of NPC, Mr. Zhang Deguang, President of China Foundation for International Studies, Mr. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka Oyebanji, Director of Monitoring and Research Division of UN-HABITAT, Mr. Gao Chao, Former Secretary of Party Committee of China Association for Science and Technology, Mr. Yang Shen, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC, Mr. Zhang Baoxin, Vice Director and Member of the Party Committee of the Office of three Gorges of the State Council and Mr. Yu Yuan, Secretary General of China's National Security Forum delivered keynote speeches. Mr. Wang Zhen, Vice President of China Foundation for International Studies, held the opening ceremony of the seminar.
The theme of the seminar was "Joint hands in Tackling Ecological Crises". The seminar is particularly concerned about ecological trends, ecological safety and sustainable development. All guests exchanged ideas and had academic dialogues on two major issues ---"Ecological Safety, Sustainable Development and Youth's Participations" and "China's Ecological Safety Situations and Responses".
As global economies integrate rapidly, ecological crises also happen. Ecological safety and sustainable development are needed. General Zhang Wentai said that science and technologies are the foundation of maintaining ecological safety. All levels of government need to deal with "3 outlooks" in the process of social-economic development. For instance, for the people, we need a development outlook; for our future generations, we need a moral outlook; for sustainable development, we need value outlook. In Mr. Zhang Deguang's speech, he mentioned President Hu Jintaoestablished strategic ideologies: "economic safety, ecological safety and national safety ". It showed that the Chinese government is highly concerned about ecological civilization and ecological safety. Mr. Oyelaran-oyeyinka Oyebanji thought that youths would be future leaders and we need to encourage youths to participate in urban planning for the prosperity of cities and sustainable development.
The keynote addresses centered on 2 major themes: "Ecological Safety, Sustainable Development and Youth's Participations" and "China's Ecological Safety Situations and Responses" Experts gave speeches on ecological civilization and ecological security, climate change and countermeasures, ecological security transgenic, climate change and food security, ecology and human habitats as well as youths' participation in sustainable development.
In the end, Dr. Jiang Mingjun, President of IESCO and Director of Ecological Safety Center of CFIS, concluded the seminar with the speech titled "Basic Concept and Position of Ecological Safety". Participants praised the conference and agreed that the conference was highly academic. All participants learnt a lot.

Picture of Seminar

General Zhang Wentai, Deputy Director of Environment
and Resource Committee of NPC

Mr. Zhang Deguang, President of China Foundation for International Studies

Lieutentant general Ba Zhongtan, Vice Chairman of China Association
of Policy and Science

Mr. Yang Shen, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Housing
and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC

Mr. Gao Chao, Former Secretary of Party Committee of
China Association for Science and Technology

 Mr. Zhang Baoxin, Vice Director and Member of the Party
Committee of the Office of three Gorges of the State Council

Mr. Oyelaran-oyeyinka Oyebanji, Director of Monitoring
and Research Division of UN-HABITAT

Dr. Jiang Mingjun , President of IESCO

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