• 2012 Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme
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    2012 Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on 
    Environment for Sustainable Development


    With the joint efforts of UNEP and Tongji University, the 2012 Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development with the theme of “Green Economy and Sustainable Development” starts in Tongji University on July 4th, 2012. 25 applicants from 12 countries are selected to join the five-day programme.


    In the opening ceremony, Ms. Elizabeth Mrema, Deputy Director of UNEP Department of Environmental Policy Implementation, Prof. Nay Htun, Research Professor, State University of New York, University - Stony Brook, former UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP and UNEP, Mr. Mahesh Pradhan, Chief of UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit, and representatives of Hanns Seidel Foundation, Mr. Axel Neubert from HSF Vietnam and Ms. Nila Puspita from HSF Indonesia, as well as resource persons from RUC and Prof. WU Jiang, Dean of IESD and vice president of Tongji University delivered welcome speeches to the emerging leaders participating in the programme.


    In the following week, senior experts and professors in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development from the Asia-Pacific Regional University Consortium(RCU), namely Tongji university, the University of New South Wales, Nanyang Technological University, Asian Institute of Technology, Yale University, etc,  will give reports related to their own research fields for the participants on topics ranging from low carbon development and urban sustainability to leadership skills and the philosophy of sustainable development with vivid and specific cases.


     The Asia-Pacific Leadership programme aims to improve the all-round thinking and decision-making abilities of the young and emerging leaders in government organizations, NGOs, and private enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region, direct them to take the balance between environment and sustainable development into account in decision making, and foster their insights so as to be able to coordinate factors of human, environment and sustainable development in dealing with complex practical problems.


    Supported by United Nations Environment Programme, Tongji University and other relevant departments of Asia-Pacific region, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme has been held successfully in Tongji for eight years in which more than 200 professional talents and emerging leaders in the field gather together to share the progress in environmental and sustainable development. The Programme has been widely recognized as one of the top-scale event on sustainable development in Asia-Pacific Region.