US-China-Brazil Forum On Sustainable Infrastructure and Urbanization----In Preparation for Rio +20

Release time:2014-06-23

April 10, 2012

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington DC, 20004



International Fund for China’s Environment

Heinrich Boell Foundation-North America

Research Center for Sustainable Development/ Chinese Academy 

of Social Science


Supporting Groups

ESRI Inc, Apex Inc, China Society

Chinese Association of Science and Technology-USA


12:00pm  Registration and Check in (Lobby of Polaris Room)


1: 00pm-2:15pm Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech (Polaris Room)

Moderator: Chris Williams, Director of the UN-Habitat Office in Washington

Opening remarks

            Dr. Ping He, President,  International Fund for China’s Environment

            Dr.  Inês Magalhães, National Secretary of Housing, Brazilian Ministry of Cities

Keynote speech

            Ms. Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Network

the World Bank


2:15pm-4:00pm  Sessions (Concurrent)

Session 1 Sustainable Urbanization -Best Practices and Successful Models  

(Polaris Room)

Moderator:  Barbara Bramble (Senior Advisor, International Climate and Energy Program, National Wildlife Federation)

            Rose Niu, Managing Director, China Program, WWF-US, WWF’s low carbon initiative in China

            Dr. Vicente del Rio, Professor, City and Regional Planning Department, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Sustainable Practices in Brazilian Contemporary Urbanism

            Dr. Xiang Yu,  Sr. Research Scientist, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Low carbon city development in China, pilot studies in Guangyuan and Guangyuan

            Claus Dunkelberg, P.E. Business Development Director, Milwaukee Water Council, Integrating corporations and communities, a clean water case in Milwaukee

            Dr. Ernest Jolly, Sr. Program Manager, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Urban Energy – Past, Present and Future

            Dr. Ping He, Director General, China International Engineering Consulting Group, Ecological restoration in rapid urbanization- a case in Longyan, Fujian, China

Session 2 Infrastructure Investment Strategies and Project Selection

Criteria  (Hemisphere A, this session will be organized as a panel


Moderator:   Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development



            Doug Norlen,  Policy Director,  Pacific Environment

            Katherine Sierra,  Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute

            Nancy Alexander, Director of the Economic Governance Program, Heinrich Boell Foundation of North America

            Denise Leung,  Research Analyst for the International Financial Flows, World Resources Institute


4:00 pm- 4:15pm Coffee Break


4:15pm-6:00pm  Sessions  (Concurrent)

Session 3 Innovative Solutions and Approaches  (Polaris Room)

Moderator:  Dr. Paul Werbos, Program Director, Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research & Innovation, National Science Foundation


            Eric Mackres  Senior Researcher and Local Policy Lead,  The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Local and community energy efficiency initiatives in US.

            Zedong Jiang, Chairman of China North Engineering Design Academy of Research, Low carbon development practices in Hebei province, China

            Jinglu Li,  Chairman, Maowusu Biomass Thermoelectric Company, China, Integrated sustainable industrial chain of carbon absorption, carbon emission reduction and carbon sequestration.

            Steve Jones, President/EFW Development,  Raymond Luk, President/Asian Development,  Green Energy Enterprise,  Pyrolyzer, a new generation of waste-to-energy technology.

            Jianming  Wang, General Manager of Huaxin Environmental Development Company , Beijing, China, Innovative approaches in e-waste recycling and re-unitization in Beijing

Session 4  Greening Infrastructure-Standards and Social and

 Environmental Safeguards  (Hemisphere A, this session will be organized

as a panel discussion)

Moderator:  Nora Maccoby, Board Director, Int’l Fund for China’s Environment



            Yuan Tao, Legal Counsel, the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank

            Ping Wang, Senior Client Manager, China Development Bank

            Ben Freeman, Senior Vice President for Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments, Inc

            Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute


6:00pm-8:00pm Networking Reception ( Sponsored by Esri Inc. )


The event is free and pre-registration is required. 

Registration website:


For more information, please contact:

 Ms. Haiya Zhang, IFCE .  202-822-2141

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