Safari Planet Earth Award 1997
December 10th, 1997
Reception - 7:00pm/Dinner - 8:00pm
Hotel Plaza Athenee, 37 East 64th Street, New York City

[front row, left to right]
Madam Deng Nan, Dr. Henry Kissinger, His Excellency Ambassador Qiu Shengyun, Laura Utley
[2nd row, left to right]
Jin Xiaoming, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation, SSTC; Xue Weixian, Consul, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York; Wang Weizhong, Director for Eco-Environment, Department of Science and Technology for Social Development, SSTC.

Laura Utley introduced Prescott S. Bush, Jr. who read a personal congratulatory letter from former President George Bush.

Madam Deng Nan, the daughter of China's late Paramount Leader, Deng Xiaoping, is Vice Minister of the State Science and Technology Commission (SSTC) for the People's Republic of China. She is the architect of China's Agenda 2 1, China's first strategy on sustainable development, which emerged from the historic 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro.

Remarks of Madam Deng Nan

China's Agenda 21 strives for rational resource use and development; the promotion of energy-efficient materials and other resource conservation technologies; and the implementation of natural resource and environmental protection legislation and regulations. Progress towards environmental awareness in both the education of youth and the training of government officials is being made through an agreement between Global Communications for Conservation and China's State Science and Technology Commission. This joint venture, the China Environmental Global Alliance, is devoted to developing environmental education curricula for schools in China as well as for Chinese officials at both the national and local levels. As Vice Minister of the State Science and Technology Commission, Madam Deng Nan will play a critical role in this new venture, particularly in the area of directing resource conservation technologies and energy-efficient materials within China. The SSTC is responsible for the formulation and implementation of all strategies, laws and regulations related to China's science and technology development, as well as all scientific and technological cooperation with other countries.

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