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G-ForSE 2004 Finishes with Lahore-Sialkot Declaration

G-ForSE 2004 in Lahore, Pakistan took place at the Pearl Continental hotel in Lahore on 25-26 November 2004, under a theme of corporate environmental responsibility. Featuring speeches from an international array of guests representing all areas of sports, three panel discussions and a trip to Sialkot, the hub of Pakistan's sporting goods industry, the event culminated in the signing of the Lahore-Sialkot Declaration covering environmentally responsible practices, awareness raising and the sponsoring of children and youth activities.

Global Forum for Sports and Environment
Lahore, Pakistan (24-26 November 2004)


25 NOVEMBER 2004 (Forum)

10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Opening ceremony

Opening Video - UNEP

Speeches by:

Tatsuo Okada, Executive Director, Global Sports Alliance, Japan
Mr. Onder Yucer, UNDP Pakistan
Eric Falt, Director of Communications, UNEP
Lt. Gen. Syed Arif Hasan-Chairman, Pakistan Olympic Associaiton
Imran Khan, International Sports Personality
M. Farrukh Irfan Khan, Chairman of the Forum.
Hon Lt. Gen. Khalid Maqbool-the governor of Punjab

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Concurrent Panel Sessions

1. Corporate Environmental Responsibility


Michel Parraudin - President, World Federation of Sporting Goods
Tariq Rangoonwala-heading ICC Pakistan
Amir Pasha The Coca Cola Experience
Tore Brevik - UNEP Special Advisor for Sport and Environment
Ambreen Waheed - CEO, Responsible Business Initiative
Kh. Zakauddin-head of organizing c'ttee of Sialkot, MD Capital Sports
Quaiser Jamal-MD, National Refinery Limited

2. Sports & Environment - Concept Reality and Action


Tatsuo Okada, NPO Global Sports Alliance (GSA)
Asad Sumbul, Leadership for Environment and Development Fellow-LEAD
Hartmut Stahl - Oeko Institute/FIFA 2006 World Cup Organizers
Alexis Gallice - Director Green Football France
Ali Habib, WWF Pakistan Representative
Nasir Dogar Independent Monitoring Association for Child Labor (IMAC)
Dr. Mohammed Khursheed- Mountain Area Conservation Project

3. Schools, Industry, Sports Association & Athletes - Partnership for a better Environment


M. Farrukh Irfan Khan - Chairman, Irfan Group of Companies
Antonio Lucio - Madrid 2012 Director of Environment
Aftab Rana, Executive Director, Adventure Foundation Pakistan
Andres Gorgemans - World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry
Nazir Sabir, Mountaineer
Rameez Raja, Sports personality (cricket commentator)
Elizabeth Odera - Director, UNEP/GSA Nature and Sport Camp Kenya
Ibrahim Al Zu'bi - Director, Emirates Diving Association

4:30PM - 6:00PM Closing Session

Lessons from Panel Discussions - How to Implement in Daily Life by the three rapporteurs

G-ForSE Prize Announcement

Closing remarks

26 NOVEMBER 2004
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Field Visit to Sialkot
Signing of the Lahore-Sialkot Declaration
Tree planting by Tatsuo Okada

For more details, see the G-ForSE database at

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