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Business / NGO Forum

Day 2
April 30, 2001

- Draft Agenda -

Parliament Palace Nicolae Iorga Conference Hall Working Language: English
8.30 - 9.00 Registration of participants
9.00 - 9.10 HE Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
Welcome Address
9.10 - 9.20 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of Edinburgh, President Emeritus of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Welcome Address
9.20-9.30 Mr. Tom GARVEY, President of Aarhus Business and Environment Initiative, Chairman of the Bussiness and NGOs Forum
9.30-10.30 Bilateral and Multilateral Financial Schemes
Moderator:Mr. George COJOCARU, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and Bucharest
Key Speakers:
  • Ms. Carmen ZARZU, Program officer, UNDP Romania
    Environment protection - a priority for UNDP
  • Ms. Doina RACHITA, Operation Officer, World Bank
    World Bank Support for Environmental Projects in Romania
  • Mr. Denny ROBERTSON, Mission Director, USAID Romania
    USAID Sponsored Regional Environmental Programs in Support of Sustainable Development
  • Mr. Salvatore CANDIDO, Director, EBRD Romania
    Contribution to Environmental and Sustainable Development
  • Mr. Jernej STRITIH, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center
    Financial Environmental Protection in CEE
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Regional and Local Projects for Sustainable Development
Moderator: Mr. Alin CIOCARLIE, Senator, Parliament of Romania
Key Speakers:
  • Mr. Rafal SERAFIN, Director, Environmental Partnership for Central Europe Poland
    Local Actions to Promote Sustainable Development and Its Links to Biodiversity
  • Mr. Adrian V. GHEORGHE, Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Switzerland
    The Concerns about Sustainability; ASARA Principle
  • Ms. Elena BIVOL, Researcher in public administration NGO Bios Republic of Moldova
    Current opportunities for economic development in the rural areas of Moldova
  • Mr. Ciceron ROTARU, Academician, French Academy for Agriculture France
    Inter-disciplinary Research and Global Concept on Environment Protection
  • Mr. Pal BODNAR, President, Organica Hungary
    New Eco-technologies in CEE
  • Mr. Velimir STAFANOVIC, Green Lines Foundation Yugoslavia
    Border River Management
  • Mr. Darko VARGA, Mayor Bilje Municipality Croatia
    An Approach to Sustainable Development Strategy of Municipality Bilje
  • Mr. Fergus CASS, Chairman, UNILEVER South Central Europe, Bucharest
    Investing in Sustainability
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Projects in Energy and Other Industries, Relevant for Environment Protection and Climate Change Mitigation
Moderator: Mr. Max NIELSEN, Regional Environmental Centre Budapest, Head of Department
Key Speakers:
  • Mr. Winston BOWMAN, Director, Partnership Grants Program, Institute Of International Education Washington USA
    Ecolinks Partnership Grants Best Practices
  • Mr. Aureliu LECA, General Manager, Grivco Energy Romania
    Sustainable Development Energy Projects in Romania
  • Mr. Toni VIDAN, President, Green Action Zagreb Croatia
    Mr. Mihai MARACINEANU, Business Development Director, Ceva International Romania
    Energy and Environmental Services in Central Europe
  • Mr. Dan Ioan GHEORGHIU, General Manager, ISPE SA Romania
    Successful Companies in Environment Projects
  • Mr. Bill DRYSDALE, Chairman, Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum Bulgaria
    Development of Good Business Practices
  • Mr. Georges BERGERON, General Director, Arctic S.A. Gaesti – Romania
    Arctic Products 100% Ecological
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.30 Economic Development, Nature Protection and Ecological Management (Agriculture, Forestry, Eco-Tourism)
Moderator: Georg SCHWEDE, CEO WWF Germany
Key Speakers:
  • Mr. Hakan PERSSON, Forestry Manager Southern Europe, IKEA Sweden
    Sustainable Forest Management And Certification
  • Mr. Christoph PROMBERGER, Vice-President, Carpathians Wildlife Foundation Romania
    Carpathians Large Carnivore Project
  • Mr. Michal KRAVCIK, Slovakia
    Voice Of Water In Carpathian Mountains
  • Ms. F. MESS, European Coordinator, European Mountain Forum France
    European Mountain Forum, a Network for Sustainable Development of Carpathian Massif
  • Mr. Maharaj MUTHOO, Executive Director, Forest Stewardship Council Mexico
    Forest Certification
  • Mr. Jurij KOBAL, Director OIKOS Slovenia
    Mountain Road Management in Triglav National Park
17.30 Mr. Tom Garvey, Chairman of the Bussiness and NGOs Forum
Conclusions; Final Forum Report to the Summit

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