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Programme of Beijing Forum 2007

Sept. 11th Tuesday

Opening Ceremony
Venue: the Great Hall of the People

09:30                  Mr. Li Jinghai, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), announces the beginning of the opening ceremony
09:32                  Welcome speech by Mr. Wang Qishan, Mayor of Beijing
09:38                  Speech by Prof. Harold Kroto, Florida State University, USA
09:45                  Keynote speech by a State senior official
10:00                  End of the opening ceremony

Forum on Energy and Environment Strategy
Venue: the Great Hall of the People

10:20                 Mr. Wang Xiaoming, Deputy Secretary-General of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, announces the beginning of sub-forum
10:20-10:40       Speech by Mr. Li Jinghai, Vice President of CAS,

                         "Independent Innovation Capability and Sustainable Development"
10:40-11:00       Speech by a senior official of Beijing Municipality,

                         "Construct a Safe and Clean System of Energy Resources and Enhance the Sustainable Development of the Energy Environment in Beijing"
11:00-11:20       Speech by Prof. Carlo Rubbia, former President of Italian Institute for New technologies, Energy and Environment

                          "Energy and the Environment in the 21st Century"
11:20-11:40       Speech by Prof. Kurt Lambeck, President of Australian Academy of Science
                          "The Energy-Environment Nexus: the Transition from Vicious Circle to Virtual Circle"
11:40                  End of the forum

Forum on Energy and Environment Academics
Venue: the Great Hall of the People

14:00-14:30         Speech by Prof. Richard Zare, Stanford University, USA
                            "My Thoughts on Global Warming"
                            Moderator: Prof. Yang Xueming, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
14:30-15:00         Speech by Mr. Fu Congbin, CAS Member, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS
                            "Global Change and Sustainable Development of Monsoon Asia"
                            Moderator: Mr. Wang Huijun, Director-General, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS
15:00-15:10         Tea break
15:10-15:40         Speech by Prof. Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland, USA
                            "Managing the Greenhouse Problem"
                           Moderator: Prof. Yu Suyuan, Deputy Director-General, Institute of Nuclear Energy Technology, Tsinghua University
15:40-16:10         Speech by Prof. Walter Kohn, University of California in Santa Barbara, USA
                            "Coal and Uranium: Two Important but Dangerous Energy Sources"
                            Moderator: Mr. Yu Lu, CAS Member, Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS
16:10-16:40         Speech by Prof. Wu Jisong, School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
                           "Olympic Games Promote the Reduction in Greenhouse Gases in Beijing"
                           Moderator: Prof. Wu Wenliang, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agriculture University
16:40-17:10         Speech by Prof. Douglas Osheroff, Stanford University,       USA
                            "How Advances in Science Are Made"
                           Moderator: Mr. Wang Yupeng, Director-General, Institute of Physics, CAS

Supporting Events

14:30-16:00        Prof. Harold Kroto receives the title of honorary professor and lectures at Beijing University of Chemical Technology
14:30-16:30        Prof. John Grace and Prof. Carlo Rubbia receive the title of honorary professor and lecture at Beijing University of Technology
14:30-17:00        Prof. Rudolph Marcus and Prof. Robert Mundell interact with students of Beijing No. Eight Middle-School

 

 

Sept. 12th Wednesday

 

Forum on Energy and Environment Academics
Venue: the Great Hall of the People

09:10-09:40          Speech by Prof. Martin Green, University of New South Wales, Australia
                             "Solar Energy Industries and Its Market Development"
                             Moderator: Prof. Wang Wenjing, Institute of Electrical Engineering, CAS
09:40-10:10          Speech by Prof. Chen Yong, Director-General, Guangzhou Branch, CAS
                             "The Progress and Development Trend of Chinese Renewable Energy Technology"
                             Moderator: Mr. Huang Weiguang, Deputy Director-General, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, CAS
10:10-10:20          Tea break
10:20-10:50          Speech by Robert Mundell, Columbia University, USA
                             "The Economics of Energy, Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Growth"
                             Moderator: Mr. Li Jiange, Vice President, Development Research Center, the State Council
10:50-11:20          Speech by Prof. Gabor Somorjai, University of California, USA
                             "Surface Science and Surface Technologies: Favorite Media of Energy Conversion and Processes for a Clean Environment"
                             Moderator: Prof. He Hong, Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, CAS
11:20-11:50          Speech by Prof. Lothar Reh, former professor of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
                             "Increasing Energy and Materials Efficiency-A Challenge to Process Industries"
                             Moderator: Prof. Zhang Suojiang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS
11:50-12:00          Speech by Prof. Richard Schrock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
                             "Why the Nobel Prize in 2005 is Green?"
                             Moderator: Mr. Zhang Ze, Vice President of Beijing University of Technology and CAS Member

Supporting Events

09:00-11:00           Prof. Thomas Schelling receives the title of honorary professor and lectures at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
09:30-11:30           Prof. Richard Zare and Prof. Edmund Phelps receive the title of honorary professor and lecture at Tsinghua University

Forum on Energy and Environment Academics
Venue: the Great Hall of the People

14:00-14:30           Speech by Prof. John Grace, University of British Columbia, Canada
                              "Cyclic Processes Involving Calcium Sorbents for Concentrating Carbon Dioxide as A Key Step in Greenhouse Gas Sequestration"
                              Moderator: Mr. Li Hongzhong, CAS Member, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS
14:30-15:00           Speech by Mr. Zhang Yi, CAS Member, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS
                             "Cleaner Production and Circular Economy"
                              Moderator: Mr. Wu Chuangzhi, Director-General, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, CAS
15:00-15:10           Tea break
15:10-15:40           Speech by Prof. Edmund Phelps, Columbia University, USA
                              "Keys to Endless Development with and without Exhaustible Resources"
                              Moderator: Prof. Li Xiaoxi, Vice Chairman of Academic Committee and Director of Institute of Economic and Resources Management, Beijing Normal University
15:40-16:10           Speech by Prof. Rudolph Marcus, University of California, USA
                              "Electron Transfer Reactions in Chemistry and Biology: Then and Now"
                              Moderator: Mr. Wan Lijun, Director-General, Institute of Chemistry, CAS
16:10-16:40           Speech by Prof. Harold Kroto, Florida State University, USA
                              "Architecture in NanoSpace
                              Moderator: Mr. Cui Ping, Director-General, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, CAS
16:40                     End of the forum

Supporting Events

14:30-17:00           Prof. Walter Kohn and Prof. Martin Green receive the title of honorary professor and lecture at Beijing Institute of Technology
14:30-17:00          Prof. Gabor Somorjai and Prof. Douglas Osheroff interact with students of the High School Attached to Capital Normal University
14:40-17:00          Prof. Richard Schrock and Prof. Kurt Lambeck receive the title of honorary professor and lecture at the Graduate School of CAS

 

 

Sept. 13th Thursday

 

09:00                   Speakers arrive at respective CAS institutes
09:00-11:30         Prof. Rudolph Marcus, Prof. Harold Kroto and Prof. Richard Schrock lecture at and tour around the Institute of Chemistry and the Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
                            Prof. Martin Green lecture at and tour around the Institute of Electrical Engineering
                            Prof. Thomas Schelling, Prof. Edmund Phelps and Prof. Robert Mundell lecture at and tour around the Institute of Policy and Management and the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science
09:30-11:30         Prof. Douglas Osheroff lecture at and tour around the Institute of Physics
                            Prof. John Grace lecture at and tour around the Institute of Process Engineering
                            Prof. Lothar Reh and Prof. Carlo Rubbia lecture at and tour around the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics
                            Prof. Gabor Somorjai and Prof. Richard Zare lecture at and tour around the Research Center for Eco-Environment Sciences
                            Prof. Kurt Lambeck lecture at and tour around the Institute of Geology and Geophysics
                            Prof. Walter Kohn lecture at and tour around the Institute of Theoretical Physics

CAS Symposium on Energy and the Environment
Venue: Beijing Marriott Hotel West

15:00-15:15        Mr. Li Jinghai, Vice President of CAS, announces the beginning of the symposium
15:15-15:30        The first subject: Science and Technology Policy of Relevant Countries in the World and International Cooperation for Climate Change
                           Remarks by Mr. Fu Congbin, CAS Member
15:30-15:45        Remarks by Prof. Kurt Lambeck
15:45-16:15        Discussion
16:15-16:30        Tea break
16:30-16:45        The second Subject: Energy Sustainability and Circular Economy Science and Technology
 Remarks by Prof. Wang Yi
16:45-17:30         Remarks by Prof. Douglas Osheroff
17:00-17:30         Discussion
17:30                   End of the symposium

 

Sep. 14th Friday

 

Nobel Laureates Beijing Forum—Exhibition on Energy and the Environment
Venue: China Science and Technology Exhibition Hall

09:00                  Mr. Tian Xiaoping, Executive Vice Chairman of Beijing Association for Science and Technology, announces the beginning of the opening ceremony of the exhibition
09:10                  Address by a senior official of Beijing Municipality (to be confirmed)
09:15                  Remarks by speakers (1 min. per person)
09:30-09:35        Senior officials and speakers open the exhibition
09:35-10:45        Tour around the exhibition
                           Speakers write words of encouragement
                           Journalists interview speakers
10:45-11:00        Senior officials (to be confirmed) present photos and souvenirs to speakers
11:00                  End of the exhibition

Forum on Energy Conservation, Emission Reduction and Sustainable Development
Venue: Tsinghua Science Park, Zhongguancun

14:00                 Mr. Dai Wei, Director-General of the Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park, announces the beginning of the forum
14:00-14:05       Address by a senior official of Beijing
14:05-14:20       Keynote Speech by Mr. Zhang Yanyou, Member of Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform
14:20                Mr. Wu Jisong, Dean of the School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, moderates the speeches
14:20-14:35      Speech by Prof. Kurt Lambeck, President of Australian Academy of Science
                         "Policies on the Utilization and Promotion of New Energy Sources in Australia"
14:35-14:50      Speech by Prof. Ni Weidou, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, and Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering
                         "Energy Resources Situation and Strategic Countermeasures in China"
14:50-15:05       Tea break
15:05-15:20       Speech by Prof. Carlo Rubbia, former President of Italian Institute for New technologies, Energy and Environment
                          "Concentrating Solar Power: an Innovative Solution for Limiting CO2 Emissions"
15:20-15:35       Speech by Mr. Dai Yande, Deputy Director-General of Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission
                         "Objectives and Countermeasures for Energy Conservation in China’s Eleventh Five-Year Plan"
15:35-15:50       Speech by Prof. Douglas Osheroff, Stanford University, USA
                          "Steps toward Environmental Responsibility"
15:50-16:05       Speech by a Chinese expert
16:06-16:20       Speech by Prof. Martin Green, University of New South Wales, Australia
                          "The Frontier of the Development of Solar Energy Technology"
16:30                  End of the forum

Supporting Events

15:00-16:30        Prof. Lothar Reh lectures at Beijing Normal University


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