30/01/2006 - Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute and an influential thinker on environmental issues, will speak on the future impact of China on the world economy in a lecture at the OECD from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 2 February.
His lecture, “Will China force the World to rethink its economic future?” will be open to the media. It will be followed by a discussion chaired by OECD Deputy Secretary-General Kiyo Akasaka.
With globalisation leading to increased interdependence, both economically and environmentally, between OECD and non-OECD countries, the event is designed to enable discussion of how the OECD can contribute to ensuring global economic growth that is environmentally sustainable.
Mr. Brown was the project director of the annual "State of the World Report" from 1984 to 2001, and he is the author or co-author of 50 books. His lecture and the ensuing discussion will be conducted in English, with no interpretation. A biography of Mr. Brown and information on his work can be downloaded at http://www.earth-policy.org/.