Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2010 - Business Opportunities and Low-Carbon Economy

The Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2010 will take place from 28 to 30 April in Kunming, China, and aims to identify policy options for making progress towards a low-carbon economy and as well as opportunities for businesses to contribute to and benefit from this process.

Entitled “Business Opportunities and Low-Carbon Economy,” the Forum is co-organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The meeting will provide a platform of discussion between governments, businesses, civil society and international organizations. Through dialogue and exchange of views of the different stakeholders, it will bring about recommendations on how to move to a low-carbon economy.

In this time of ecological, economic and financial crises, a shift towards a low-carbon economy is not only urgently needed to protect the environment; it is also a way to transform the crises into a great business opportunity.

Dialogue is needed more than ever between all the parties that can contribute to a change in the growth and development paradigm of the Asia-Pacific region.

The Forum is expected to be attended by H.E. Mr. A Bu Lai Ti, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and Qin Guangrong, Governor of the Yunnan Provincial Government in China. Some 250 participants are expected to join the event.

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