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23 to 24 November 2021 | By invitation only

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While many cities in North-East Asia have already initiated low carbon city (LCC) development policies and strategies to reduce GHG emissions, more cities need to commit local actions to carbon neutrality following to the goals announced by each national government. To promote knowledge sharing and peer-learning on LCC activities among cities, academia and research institutes, UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office (NEASPEC secretariat) and the Incheon Metropolitan City jointly organize the first International Forum on Low Carbon Cities virtually on 23-24 November 2021, in collaboration with Incheon Climate and Environment Research Center, ICLEI, Innovative Green Development Program and Green Climate Fund. 

The forum intends to complement the ongoing initiatives and bring together local governments, international organizations, regional city networks, experts and other stakeholders to deliberate key issues on scaling up city-level climate actions.

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23 Nov 2021
Opening Remarks
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary, ESCAP
  • Mr. Namchoon Park, Mayor, Incheon Metropolitan City
  • Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
  • Ms. Sun-Jin Yun, Co-Chair, Presidential Committee on Carbon Neutrality, Republic of Korea
Session 1: Cities for Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Moderator: Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office


                    Ms. Yun Tan, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ecology and Environment, Chongqing

                    Mr. Leo Luchuk, International External Affairs Officer, Kobe

                    Mr. Zhang Chenyu, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ecology and Environment, Shenyang

                    Ms. Rie Kudo, Director, Green Growth Promotion Division, Kitakyushu

                    Ms. Hyun Ae Song, Director, Environmental and Climate Policy Division, Incheon

Session 2: Innovative Solutions for Low Carbon Cities (energy and building)

Moderator: Ms. Beatrice Chng, Program manager, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat


                    Ms. Shan Liu, Senior Researcher, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

                    Ms. Nawon Kim, Senior Urban Development Specialist, ADB

                    Mr. Ilwoong Kim, Manager, Energy Policy Division, Incheon

  • C40 China buildings programme

                    Mr. Luke Sherlock, Head of China Engagement, C40

Session 3: Innovative Solutions for Low Carbon Cities (mobility and infrastructure)

Moderator: Mr. Kyeong Doo Cho, Director General, Incheon Climate & Environment Research Center


                    Mr. Keiichi Kobayashi, Chief, Environmental Policy Division, Toyama

                    Mr. Yuanhan Wang, Urban Analyst, Beijing City Quadrant Technology Co., Ltd.

                    Mr. Sanghoon Son, Research Fellow, Jeju Research Institute

                    Ms. Qiu Shiyong, Research Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI) China Sustainable Cities Program

                    Mr. Torben Heinemann, Head, Office for Traffic Planning and Road Construction, Leipzig

24 Nov 2021
Session 4: Green financing for low carbon cities

Moderator: Mr. Michael Lindfield, Senior Consultant, GCF


                    Mr. Michael Lindfield, Senior Consultant, GCF

                    Ms. Tiza Mafira, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative

                    Mr. Dražen Kučan, Senior Urban and Energy Efficiency Specialist, GCF

  • Green finance in Huzhou’s low-carbon transition

                    Mr. Dingwei Huang, Deputy Director, Financial Affairs Office of Huzhou Municipal Government

                    Mr. Arnaud Heckmann, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Mongolia Resident Mission, ADB

Session 5: Stakeholder engagement for inclusive and participatory climate action

Moderator: Ms. Bong-hee SON, GCoM Coordinator, ICLEI Korea Office


                    Ms. Jeongyeon Park, Director, Local Government Association for Climate and Energy Transition

  • Assessing and tracking China’s carbon peak and neutrality policy efforts

                    Ms. Xueye Liu, Analyst, iGDP

                    Mr. Togo Uchida, Executive Director, ICLEI Japan Office

                    Mr. Taeho Kim, Chief, Net Zero R&D Bureau, Gwangju International Climate and Environment Center

                    Ms. Yookyung Oh, Operations Officer, CityNet


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