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Consumptionomics: Chinese edition

Apr 26, 2012

HONG KONG, April 25 2012 - Two leading Chinese officials have backed a call for the world to scale back consumption or face a bleak future.
 
Endorsing the Chinese translation of Consumptionomics, the ground-breaking book by Chandran Nair, Sinopec Chairman Fu Chengyu and Xie Zhenhua, Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, write that if Asians were to achieve consumption levels taken for granted in the West, the result would be worldwide environmental devastation.

Consumptionomics has highlighted that for China the inevitable choice of scientific development is required to accelerate the transformation of economic progress; to combine economic development with the objectives of poverty eradication, improving livelihoods, energy saving, environmental protection and addressing climate change; so as to build a resource-efficient, environmentally-friendly society.”– Xie Zhenhua

“Needless to say, Asia plays an increasingly important role in lifting the global economy out of a deep recession and driving growth. However, the global challenges in population, resources and environment mean that Asia cannot go down the Western development path, especially not at the cost of resources and the environment. Mr. Nair’s new book suggests that Asian countries place resource limits at the centre of policy making, which is in line with a resource-efficient and environmentally-friendly society put forward by the Chinese Government’s 12th five-year plan. This book is therefore valuable to both public and private sectors, business circles and academia.”– Fu Chengyu

The Chinese version also includes a new foreword by Sir Crispin Tickell, Director of the Policy Foresight Programme at the University of Oxford and Chairman Emeritus of the Climate Institute in Washington DC. He was also a member of the China Development Council for many years.

One of China's foremost finance and business media groups, Caixin Media, has partnered with Citic Press Corporation to make the book available in Chinese. Caixin Media is dedicated to providing financial and business news through periodicals, online content, books and conferences and describes itself as one of China's most independent and outspoken news outlets.

The Chinese version is available from amazon and for more information in Chinese visit Ciaxin Media. Published in January 2011, the English version is available from amazon and major outlets in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore and throughout Europe and the United States. It has been translated into German and will be available in Japanese and Bahasa later this year. For related articles, interviews and reviews please visit the book’s new website www.consumptionomics.com.


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Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet
Published by China Citic Press
Release date: 25 April 2012

ISBN: 978-7- 5086-2999-5
Available in all major book stores in China. 



走出消费式增长的“繁荣”怪圈
 
《亚洲的未来》中文版今起上市
 
消费一直是推动全球资本主义引擎的燃料。近年来的金融危机中,西方经济学家、行业领袖以及政策制定者敦促亚洲积极推动消费以助力全球经济的复苏。钱德兰·奈尔先生的开创性著作《亚洲的未来》一书则认为这一狭隘观点应被另一种更为理性的思路所取代,以应对二十一世纪的种种挑战。如果全体亚洲人追求西方习以为常的消费水准,最终可能引发灾难性的全球环境恶化。《亚洲的未来》中文版由中国最具影响力的财经媒体之一的财新传媒及中信出版社出版发行,即日起在全国上市。
 
《亚洲的未来》由英国前驻联合国大使,牛津大学詹姆斯·马丁科学与文明研究所“政策前瞻“项目前负责人以及中国环境与发展国际合作委员会创始人之一的克里斯宾·迪克尔爵士作序。并由国家发改委解振华副主任及中石化董事长傅成玉先生亲笔推荐。
 
"《亚洲的未来》再次说明,加快转变经济发展方式,把发展经济、消除贫困、改善民生和节能降耗、保护环境、应对气候变化有机结合起来,建设资源节约型、环境友好型社会,是我国实现科学发展的必然选择。"(解振华——国家发展和改革委员会副主任,联合国气候变化大会中国代表团团长,首席谈判代表)
 
毋庸置疑,亚洲在推动全球经济复苏和增长中扮演着愈加重要的作用。然而,全球面临的人口、资源和环境方面的挑战决定亚洲不能重走西方发展模式,尤其是不能以牺牲资源和环境为代价。钱德兰·奈尔先生的新作建议亚洲各国以资源为中心制定政策,与“十二五”规划纲要提出的建设资源节约型和环境友好型社会相吻合,无论是对公共部门还是私有行业,无论是对商界还是学术界,均具有参考意义.”(傅成玉——中国石油化工集团董事长)
 
 
关于作者
 
钱德兰·奈尔是一位国际上享有盛誉的演讲者、作家以及有关全球化和亚洲发展问题的专家。他是香港全球未来研究所(Global Institute For Tomorrow, GIFT)的创始人和总裁。全球未来研究所是一所独立的亚洲社会企业智库,致力于致力于营造一个立足亚洲、放眼世界,积极健康、公平开放的国际性对话平台;联合公共政策领域、商业与社会的推动性力量,努力将思想转化为行动;拓展青年才俊的国际视野与领导能力,培养新一代领袖,以帮助亚洲更好地应对经济全球化和复杂多变的国际局势带来的机遇和挑战。自2004年以来,在奈尔先生的领导下,全球未来研究所已成为注重实践学习的领导力提升项目的前沿机构,为公共领域、商业公司以及学术团体提供服务。2008年,奈尔先生共同创立了爱维稳特——一家专注于培养亚洲社会企业行业的顾问公司。2010年12月,《亚洲的未来》一书的英文版面世。Globalist杂志和Richard Dawkins基金会都将《亚洲的未来》列为他们2011年度的最佳书籍之一。经济政策讨论平台比如大连世界经济论坛、中欧工商管理学院MBA论坛以及亚太经合组织CEO峰会都邀请奈尔先生出席并致辞。同时奈尔先生也为《中欧商业评论》杂志撰写专栏。《亚洲的未来》一书的英文版全球有售,现已被翻译成德语和中文,并即将被翻译成日文和印度尼西亚语。
 
 
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亚洲的未来:走出消费式增长的繁荣”怪圈
中信出版社
ISBN: 978-7-5086-2999-5
2012年4月25日全国各大书店全线推出

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