Program of International Conference

Managing the Environment in Developmental States: Asian Perspectives

Beijing, China, 26-27 September 2002

Thursday, Sept. 26


Plenary Opening

Chair: Prof. Chen Jining

9:00 – 9:30: Opening ceremony

Opening speech by official from SEPA (10 minutes), Prof. Zhang Kunmin

Opening speech by the host organizer (10 minutes), Prof. Chen Jining, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Opening speech by the co-organizer (10 minutes), Prof. Arthur Mol, Wageningen University/WUR, the Netherlands

9:30 – 10:00: keynote speech by Prof. Michael Rock, Department of Economics and Management, Hood College, USA

"The successes and failures of industrial pollution management in East Asia"

10:00-10:30: keynote speech by Prof. Arthur Mol, Environmental Policy Group, WUR

"Economic globalization and its impacts on environmental reforms in Asian states"

Session I: Economic globalization and environmental protection (parallel)

Chair: Dr. Peter Ho

10:45 – 11:15: presentation by Navin Kumar, PhD candidate of WUR from Nepal

"Urban environmental impact of the export oriented industries: the case of garment industries of the Kathmandu valley"

11: 15 – 11:45: presentation by Luciana M.S. Presas, PhD candidate of WUR from Brazil

"The internationalization of Beijing’s Real estate sector and the environmental questions"

11: 45 – 12:15: presentation by Sriwichailamphan Thanes, PhD candidate of WUR, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

"Global food chain and environment: case study on canned pineapple in Thailand"

Session II: Rural environmental management (parallel)

Chair: Prof. Scott Rozzele

10:45 – 11:15 Presentation by Peter Oosterveer, PhD Candidate, Environmental Policy Group, WUR

"Greening local food processing industries: changes in a local village industry in northern upper Thailand"

11:15 – 11:45: Presentation by Dr. Liu Yan, post-doctoral fellow, Dept. Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

"policy and research efforts for agricultural non-point source pollution in Yunnan Dianchi Watershed",

11:45 – 12:15: Presentation by Ajchara Wattanapinyo, PhD candidate of WUR, Geography Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

"Sustainability of rural agro-industry: the case of upper northern Thailand"


Plenary keynote speech

Chair: Prof. Arthur Mol

13:30-14:00: Keynote speech by Prof. Scott Rozelle, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, USA

"Environmental impact of biotechnology in China"

14:00 – 14:30: Keynote speech by Prof. Chen Jining, Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

"WTO and China Environment"

Session III: Changing relations between state, market and civil society (parallel)

Chair: Shi Han

14:45-15:15: presentation by Dr. Peter Ho, Environmental Policy Group, WUR

"Sprouts of Environmentalism in China? Government-Organized NGOs and Green Organizations in Disguise"

15:15 – 15:45: presentation by Susan Martens, MSc, Environmental Policy Group, WUR

"Between the state and the society"

15:45 – 16:15: presentation by Zhang Lei, PhD candidate, Environmental Policy Group, WUR

"Alliances instead of opponents: a new perspective towards TVIE environmental management in Small Towns"

16:30 – 17:00: presentation by Dr. Phung Thuy Phuong, Natural Science University HCMC, Vietnam

"Market-based approach in environmental management of industrial estates in Viet Nam"

17:00 – 17:30: presentation by Abas Bin Said, PhD candidate, Faculty of economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

"The role of state-society relations in forestry management and development"

Session IV: System analysis and environmental decision making (parallel)

Chair: Dr. Ouyang Zhiyun

14:45 – 15:15: Presentation by Liu Yi, PhD candidate, Tsinghua University and WUR

"Material balance and environmental improvement trajectories in China: the case of phosphor"

15:15 – 15:45: Presentation by Lin Jianwei, Chongqing University

"Research on solid waste management information system based on GIS in the three gorges region"

15:45 – 16:15: Presentation by Lin Jingru, RCEES

"Application of LCA in sustainable household consumption research"

16:30 – 17:00: presentation by Yuan Shaojun, RCEES

"Estimation of influence of water pollution on water resource in Yangzhou, China")

17:00 – 17:30: Presentation by Zhang Dawei, Tsinghua University


Friday, Sept. 27


Plenary keynote speech

Chair: Prof. Micheal Rock

8:30 – 9:00: Keynote speech by Prof. David Sonnenfeld, Sociology Department, Washington State University, USA

"Labor and ecological modernization: preliminary findings from Thailand’s electronics industry"

9:00 – 9:30: Keynote speech by Shi Han, Center for Environmentally Sound Technology Transfer/CESTT

"Application of industrial ecology in China"

Session V: Urban environmental management (parallel)

Chair: Dr. Le Trinh

9:45 – 10:15: Presentation by Dr. Jurgen Paulussen, RCEES

"Managing eco-development by regional planning: tasks, instruments and application"

10:15 – 10:45: presentation by Dr. Wang Liao, Chongqing University

"Problems and planning on the eco-environment building in the progress of Chongqing"

10:45 – 11:15: presentation by Tran Thi My Dieu, Phd candidate of WUR from Vietnam

"Eco-industrial park: the challenges of industrial ecology approach applied in food industry of BIEN HOA 1 IZ, DongNai, Viet Nam"

11:30 – 12:00: Presentation by Xie Wei, Phd candidate of WUR/Tsinghua

"Water management in Wenzhou"

12:00 – 12:30: presentation by Huang Chuan, Chongqing University

"The MSW disposal expense levying schemes in Chongqing"

Session VI: Regional environmental planning (parallel)

Chair: Dr. Du Pengfei

9:45 – 10:15: presentation by Dr. Le Trinh, director of Vietnam Environment and Sustainable Development Institute – VESDI

"Cumulative environmental impacts of industrialization and urbanization in the Saigon-Dongnai river basin and measures for sustainable development"

10:15 – 10:45: Presentation by Bai Yanying, RCESS

"The regional urbanization of Suzhou-Wuxi-Changzhou region and its eco-environmental impact"

10:45 – 11:15: presentation by Idrissa Maiga, Chongqing University

"The barrage of the three gorges, as an engine of development and a factor of ecological threat"

11:30 – 12:00: presentation by Le Van Khoa, Phd candidate of WUR, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

"Relocation of polluting factories into industrial areas as a flash point in environmental management of HCM city"

12:00 – 12:30: presentation by Yuan Hui, Chongqing University

"The sustainable development strategy and economic characters of water resource in Chongqing"


Session VII: Industrial environmental management (plenary)

Chair: Prof. David Sonnenfeld

13:30 – 14:00: presentation by Prof. Montri Kunphoommarl, Chiang Mai University

"Food safety arrangements in Thailand"

14:00 – 14:30: presentation by Pham Hong Nhat, PhD candidate of WUR, VESDI

"Environmental reform of SMEs in HCM city"

14:30 – 15:00: presentation by Feng Yecheng, PhD candidate of WUR/Tsinghua

"Cleaner production in China’s petrochemical industry: a case analysis"

15:00 – 15:30: presentation by He Hongyan, PhD candidate of Standford University, USA

"Effectiveness of the city-level cleaner production program for Nantong, China"

Session VIII: Urban Environmental Management (plenary)

Chair: Peter Oosterveer

15:45 – 16:15: presentation by Yang Li-Fang, PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology, USA

"Embedded Autonomy and Ecological Modernization in Taiwan"

16:15 – 16:45: presentation by Orathai Chavalparit, PhD candidate of WUR from Thailand

"Clean technology options and trends for crude palm oil industry in Thailand"

16:45 – 17:15: presentation by Yang Gang, Chongqing University

"Assessment and control of environmental loss of water pollution in Chongqing city"

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