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29 August 2023 | Open meeting

Incheon (Hybrid), Republic of Korea

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The 3rd International Forum on Low-Carbon Cities will be jointly organized by ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office and Incheon Metropolitan City on 29 August 2023 during the Korea Global Adaptation Week, in collaboration with Green Climate Fund, Incheon Carbon Neutrality Center, ICLEI, innovative Green Development Program, CityNet, Climate Change Center and Local Government Association for Climate and Energy Transition. The Forum is expected to facilitate information sharing and strengthen partnership and peer-learning among cities and city networks in North-East Asia and beyond, by bringing together local governments, international and regional organizations, national and regional city networks and various stakeholders.

29 Aug 2023
Opening session

Opening remarks

  • Ms. Armida Salsia Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr. Park, Deok-soo, Vice Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City

Congratulatory remarks

  • Mr. Lee, Chang Hoon, President, Korea Environmental Institute
  • Ms. Ou, Boqian, Secretary General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

Keynote speech 

  • Mr. Yoo, Yeon-chul, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Korea Network and Former Deputy Minister and Ambassador for Climate Change, Republic of Korea

Introduction of the Forum

  • Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head of ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office
Session 1. Roles of Cities and City Networks in local climate action

Moderator: Ms. Park, Hyun-jung, Deputy Director, Institute for Climate Change Action and Member of the Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth of the Republic of Korea

Session 2. Technology and Innovation for local climate action

Moderator: Mr. Bapon Shm Fakhruddin, Water Resources Management Senior Specialist, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund

  • Mr. Enkhtuvshin Ganbaatar, Director of Investment and Production Division, Ministry of Energy
  • Ms. Junko Akagi, Research Manager, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Ms. Xingxing Cai, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University
  • Mr. Amgad Elmahdi, Water Sector Senior Specialist, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund
  • Mr. Kang, Dongkyun, Director, Green Transition Initiative Secretariat, K-Water
Session 3. Public-Private-Citizen Engagement towards low-carbon cities

Moderator: Prof. Park, Hyeon, Professor, International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul

Closing session
  • Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head of ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office

for more information, please contact

Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia +82-32-458-6600 [email protected]
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