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07 February 2023 | By invitation only

CNF 2023 Poster

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the Climate Action Team of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General (EOSG/CAT) are jointly convening the Second Forum on Carbon Neutrality Goals of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea on 7 February 2023. 

The high-level forum will invite government officials and experts from the three countries as well as international organizations to share strategies, policy practices and experiences of the three countries with stakeholders from and beyond the region. It will also facilitate in-depth discussions on possible joint actions on carbon neutrality.
 

07 Feb 2023
09:00
09:30
Opening session

Remarks by ESCAP/TCS/CAT

  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Ms. OU, Boqian, Secretary-General of Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
  • Mr. Selwin Charles Hart, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team

Keynote speech

  • Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the Eighth Secretary General of the United Nations and the Chairperson of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future
09:30
11:00
Session 1: High-level dialogue on updated pathways to the carbon neutrality goals of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea and regional cooperation

This high-level session intends to present each country’s recent developments to achieve its carbon neutrality goals, including through updated NDCs, credible implementation of policies and initiatives fostering regional cooperation for climate action.

Moderator: Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Director of External Affairs, Green Climate Fund, and Former Minister of Environment, Mongolia

Panelists

  • Mr. Kim Sang Hyup, Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth, Republic of Korea
  • High-level official from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China (TBC)
  • Mr. Ono Hiroshi, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
11:00
11:10
Break
11:10
12:20
Session 2: Efforts of local government to achieve the carbon neutrality goals

This session will present how local governments are contributing to the achievement of the carbon neutrality goals in coordination with the national governments.

Moderator: Ms. Song, Jaemin, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University

Panelists

  • Mr. Sun, Xiaofeng, Vice Chairman of China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Administrative Committee, China
  • Mr. Abe Shuichi, Governor of Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Mr. An, Jaesu, Director-General of the Climate & Environment Bureau, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Zhu, Shu, Regional Director, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat
12:20
13:40
Lunch break
13:40
14:50
Session 3: Sectoral pathways to carbon neutrality – policy and technology options

This session seeks to identify key policy and technology options for achieving carbon neutrality and opportunities for pathways in the energy and transport sectors.

Moderator: Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in United Nations in China

Panelists

  • Mr. Yeren-Ulzii Batmunkh, Acting State Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Mongolia (Director-General of Energy Policy Planning Department)
  • Mr. Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy Transition, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Mr. Ye, Choong Yeol, Chief Research Officer of Carbon Neutral Transport Research Group, Korea Transport Institute
  • Mr. Camille Bourgeon, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization
14:50
15:00
Closing session

Closing remarks

  • Ms. OU, Boqian, Secretary-General of Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
  • Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head of East and North-East Asia Office, ESCAP

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