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Call for a Green China: Multi-City Environmental Event

Available in: 中文

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The Call for a Green China" multi-city event combines environmental awareness-raising with international dialogue on environmental planning and protection through cultural performance and conference activities held in succession in four cities across China.  The cities are Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, and Changsha, four major economic centers in East (Shanghai and Nanjing), Central (Wuhan), and South (Changsha) China. The four conferences and four performances will be hosted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China and the World Bank, and sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Embassy to the People’s Republic of China.


call for green China conferenceThe conferences will feature a mix of international, national, and provincial and municipal experts, as well as officials from relative government departments.  The conferences will examine and raise recommendations on environmental issues and challenges of concern to both the central and local governments and discuss China's and local governments' five-year environmental plans and planning process.  The conferences will also offer a retrospective on past cooperation in the environmental sector between China and the World Bank and prospects and priorities for future cooperation.


In connection with the international conferences in each city, a unique environmental awareness raising cultural performance will be presented.  It consists of a shortened version of the Ibsen drama An Enemy of the People and a multi-media concerto with themes from the Yellow River Piano Concerto.  An Enemy of the People will be performed by leading Chinese actors and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra conducted by the Norwegian Terje Mikkelsen. The background photo images during the play are supplied by the Norwegian artist Jørn Steen. The multi-media concerto will be performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Chinese pianist Ms. Chen Sha, synchronized with a film by John Liu. In addition, a number of compositions by Keith Emerson and other artists, made exclusively for this tour, will be performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.


The “Call for Green China” performances are the cultural highlight of extensive and long-term cooperation in the environmental field between the World Bank, P. R. China, and Norway.  The performances aim to raise environmental awareness among the wider public as well as among those decision-makers and experts whose everyday work may involve environmental issues and decisions.

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