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2012-11-05 15:45:37 | 世界绿色设计组织

欧洲议会议员德瓦在2012世界绿色设计论坛开幕式上的致辞

    Goodmorning Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Alittle over a year ago I found myself in the beautiful city of Luganoin Switzerland,addressing the very first International Green Design Forum;an event that played host to innovators and entrepreneurs;scientists and politicians;designersand journalists.It stood a signal moment where people from across the world,for the first time,gathered to address the very challenge facing us today.
    We live in a world in which year on year we continue to consume more and more,lacking checks or hindrance and with little thought towards the future.Emerging nations face a tightrope,balance the rapid and complex process of industrialissation with environmental protection and sustainability.
    But l am heartened;heartened to see many of you here before me today,united by a recogniition that we face a critical challenge in the coming years,partnering the development and economic expansion of enmerging nations like China with responsible and sustainable safeguards.Unless we are prepared to act now it will be future generations who will suffer the growing environmental threats that we leave behind.
    Increasingly natural disasters threaten the lives and development of people across the world and we can no longer ignore the fact that these disasters are caused by us and it is our responsibility to deal with them.
    From my experience as the Vice-President of the Development Committee in the European Parliament,I am certain that our future depends on the advancement of green technoloy.This new technology will provide us with sources of renewable energy,efficient production methods,long-term economicgrowth and most importantly,a clean envirnment.We face an urgent,but daunting task for all nations.
    I am aware that   ever since the economic recession in 2008;envionmental issue have been addressed less and less.Governments aroundworld have diverted their mian focus towards economic policy reforms aimed at stimulating economic growth and solving unemployment problems.
    Hwever,I believe that two aspects of protecting the envirnment and reviving our economies are not mutually exclusive.It is widely believed that green investment can stimulate GDP growth by providing a newsourse of jobs in the economy.Futhermore ,due to the fact that our world faces an increasing risk of natural disasters and societal problems,it is obvious that we can no longer rely on finite energy resources to ensure growth.Our future hangs on the advancement of green techonology.It will provide us with renewable energy,efficient production methods,and long-term economicgrowth.
China stands at a crossroad;on the hand a bright future;a nation pioneering”Green Growth”and economic responsibility.On the other a country doomed to repeat the mistakes made by westerm industrialisation.
    There is some cause for hope.China has already made significant progress in its development of green technology.
    At present,China has the largest wind resources in the world.It has become the world`s largest producer of wind turbine manufacturers and 200 wind developers in the country.
    China has also emerged as the world`s third largest producer of ethanol bio-fuels at the end of the tenth Five Year Plan Period in 2005 and at present ethanolaccounts for 20% of total automotive fuel consumption in China.This demonstrates a will to move away from non-renewable energy sources.
    With regard to the solution to water pollution;China created 102 sewage treatment plants in the South-to-North Water Diversion Project。Each of the sewage threament plants contains a general daily capacity of 4.68 million cubic meters of water and 22 plants have already been completedand can now be put in to operation. Clearly,the development of sustainablegreen techonology has become part of China`s national strategy.
    In additon to this,the country has launched the world`s largest green stimulus plan consisting of 221 billion U.S.dollars worth of support for its state-owned enterprises as well as its private sector companiesin an attempt to develop green technology.
    The result is more than gratifying.China`s solar industry is growing grapidly and currrently has the capacity to produce 2500 tons of solar in got annually.The market has over 3500 solar water heating system manufacturers which make it the largest in the world.
    As the Chairman of the EU-China Friendship Group in the European Parliament and the EU-China Friendship Association I believe that the EU and China must continue to engage and share on envirnmental pleased to report that the EU has recently implenmented the”Europe2020”Strategy,while China started the 12th Five-year Plan,Both of these projects stress the need to build a resourse-efficient,eco-friendly and sustainable economy.
    So today it is our responsibility to protect the environment at the design stage of commodity manufacturing whilst at the same time rewarding engineers and companies that contribute to the development of eco-friendly production processes.Moreover,we will give rise to glbal green govermance and make a clearner and safer world a viable reality.
    Without further ado lwould like to introduce the organisations without whose inwalueble help none of this would have been possible:
    The EU-China Friendship Association
    International Design Federation
    EU-china Friendship Group of European
    Parliament
    Euro-China Cooperation Development Co.Ltd.
    European regional Bureau of Xinhua News Agency
    “ChinaTop Brand”Magazine of Xinhua News Agency
    And the Dragon Design Foundation
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