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2nd International Forum on Low Carbon Development for Cities: Acting Together for Low Carbon, Livable, and Prosperous Cities

02 September 2019 to 05 September 2019
Seoul
Republic of Korea

More than half of the world’s population today live in cities, and 80 percent of the world’s energy is consumed here. As part of its Strategy 2030 commitments, ADB aims to support cities in their journey to become low-carbon and more livable by supporting the development of a system that cities can use to implement climate actions customized to their needs. This system includes developing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories at city-level and assessment-based strategic planning to enhance climate mitigation as well as sustainable and climate-resilient urban infrastructure while meeting unique city development objectives and stimulating innovation and job creation. Low carbon cities have a crucial position to contribute to achieving the targets set forth in a country’s nationally determined contributions on climate change, which also enhances their livability and prosperity.  

The 2nd International Forum on Low Carbon Development for Cities shared international best practices on integrated systems thinking and transformation, low carbon options in mega-cities, sustainable built environment including buildings and adaptation infrastructure, advanced low carbon technologies including ICT/smart technology, and green finance and innovative funding mechanisms. The forum also emphasized the importance of engaging and activating all social actors for low carbon city development. Seoul’s low carbon development path was showcased through site visits to inspire other cities in achieving pedestrianization and over 60% use in public transport mode using intelligent transportation system and integrated transport business models, clean and diversified energy system using advanced technology including fuel-cell technology for hydrogen, non-combustion waste-to-energy applications, among others. 

The Forum was co-organized with the following partners:

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Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
02 Sep 2019 Opening Plenary Welcome Remarks Won-soon Park
02 Sep 2019 Opening Plenary Welcome Remarks: 2nd International Forum on Low Carbon Development for Cities (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the challenges to making cities livable and climate resilient, and emphasized the role of cities in climate actions...
Sujata Gupta
02 Sep 2019 Opening Plenary Welcome Remarks: 2nd International Forum on Low Carbon Development for Cities (RUS)
This presentation discussed the challenges to making cities livable and climate resilient, and emphasized the role of cities in climate actions...
Sujata Gupta
02 Sep 2019 Opening Plenary Opening Remarks Vijay Jagannathan
02 Sep 2019 Opening Plenary How to Combine the Climate Issue with Other Development Targets: (Integrated) Multi Target Approach Needed (EN and CN)
This presentation emphasized that protecting the climate requires a complete change in the energy system, but there are many more underlying...
Manfred Fischedick
02 Sep 2019 Opening Plenary How to Combine the Climate Issue with Other Development Targets: (Integrated) Multi Target Approach Needed (RUS)
This presentation emphasized that protecting the climate requires a complete change in the energy system, but there are many more underlying...
Manfred Fischedick
02 Sep 2019 Opening Plenary Keynote Speech Niclas Svenningsen
02 Sep 2019 Session 1: Roundtable on Enabling Environment and Challenges for Integrated System-wide Low Carbon Transformation Paths to a Green Economy: Creating New Opportunities Driven by Coal Phase-Out (EN and CN)
This presentation emphasized that protecting the climate requires a complete change in the energy system, but there are many more underlying...
Ralf Schüle
02 Sep 2019 Session 1: Roundtable on Enabling Environment and Challenges for Integrated System-wide Low Carbon Transformation Toward the Low-Carbon City - Integrated Approach of Seoul (EN and CN)
This presentation outlines Seoul's urban transformation from the 1950s to the current day, emphasizing an integrated approach to urban transport...
Sang Bum Kim
02 Sep 2019 Session 1: Roundtable on Enabling Environment and Challenges for Integrated System-wide Low Carbon Transformation Toward the Low-Carbon City - Integrated Approach of Seoul (RUS)
This presentation outlines Seoul's urban transformation from the 1950s to the current day, emphasizing an integrated approach to urban transport...
Sang Bum Kim
02 Sep 2019 Session 1: Roundtable on Enabling Environment and Challenges for Integrated System-wide Low Carbon Transformation Moving Towards Cities of the Future -- City-Level Cooperation Towards Smart City Development (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the Yokohama Partnership of Resources and Technologies (Y-PORT), a platform through which the city is promoting ...
Toru Hashimoto
02 Sep 2019 Session 1: Roundtable on Enabling Environment and Challenges for Integrated System-wide Low Carbon Transformation Moving Towards Cities of the Future -- City-Level Cooperation Towards Smart City Development (RUS)
This presentation discussed the Yokohama Partnership of Resources and Technologies (Y-PORT), a platform through which the city is promoting ...
Toru Hashimoto
02 Sep 2019 Session 1: Roundtable on Enabling Environment and Challenges for Integrated System-wide Low Carbon Transformation Integrated System-Wide Transformation - Circular Economy in Cities (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed an integrated system-wide approach in the implementation of circular economies in cities.
Yun (Yvonne) Yang
02 Sep 2019 Session 1: Roundtable on Enabling Environment and Challenges for Integrated System-wide Low Carbon Transformation Integrated System-Wide Transformation - Circular Economy in Cities (RUS)
This presentation discussed an integrated system-wide approach in the implementation of circular economies in cities.
Yun (Yvonne) Yang
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Renewable Energy Policy in Mongolia -- Feed-in Tariff to Auction (EN and CN)
This presentation gave an overview of the renewable energy policies in Mongolia, including existing energy resources (hydro, wind, and solar...
Lkhagva Jambaa
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Renewable Energy Policy in Mongolia -- Feed-in Tariff to Auction (RUS)
This presentation gave an overview of the renewable energy policies in Mongolia, including existing energy resources (hydro, wind, and solar...
Lkhagva Jambaa
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Harnessing Private Sector Demand and Catalyzing Clean Energy Deployment In Key Emerging Markets (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA), an innovative public-private partnership focused on improving opportunities...
Evan Scandling
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Harnessing Private Sector Demand and Catalyzing Clean Energy Deployment In Key Emerging Markets (RUS)
This presentation discussed the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA), an innovative public-private partnership focused on improving opportunities...
Evan Scandling
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Multi-Energy Systems (MES) and Integrated Solutions for Diverse Consumer Demands (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the concept of a multi-energy system and the challenges and opportunities attached to such a system.
Mikael Jakobsson
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Multi-Energy Systems (MES) and Integrated Solutions for Diverse Consumer Demands (RUS)
This presentation discussed the concept of a multi-energy system and the challenges and opportunities attached to such a system.
Mikael Jakobsson
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Development of Green Energy in Fengxi New City (EN and CN)
This presentation gives an overview of Fengxi New City and the current progress of the area's green energy development and green finance. &...
Hongtao Liu
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Development of Green Energy in Fengxi New City (RUS)
This presentation gives an overview of Fengxi New City and the current progress of the area's green energy development and green finance.
Hongtao Liu
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Green Buildings for Everyone Within This Generation (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the history of green building development and its importance in the advancement of the net-zero emissions goal...
Andy To
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Green Buildings for Everyone Within This Generation (RUS)
This presentation discussed the history of green building development and its importance in the advancement of the net zero emissions goal...
Andy To
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Sustainability in Action - On BROAD Low Carbon Life & Technologies (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed BROAD Group's low carbon businesses, including Bcore, their sustainable building technology.
Juliet Jiang
02 Sep 2019 Session 2: Clean Energy and Sustainable Buildings for Low Carbon City Sustainability in Action - On BROAD Low Carbon Life & Technologies (RUS)
This presentation discussed BROAD Group's low carbon businesses, including Bcore, their sustainable building technology.
Juliet Jiang
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities Seoul Transport Reform: Policy and ICT (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the history and challenges of the Republic of Korea' public transport reform, and achievement of the Seoul ...
Ki-joon Kim
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities Seoul Transport Reform: Policy and ICT (RUS)
This presentation discussed the history and challenges of the Republic of Korea' public transport reform, and achievement of the Seoul ...
Ki-joon Kim
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities Electrification of Bus and Taxi Fleet: The Shenzhen Bus Group Experience (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed Shenzhen Bus Group's experience with the electrification of bus and taxi fleets, emphasized the benefits of electric...
Ching Yuen (Joseph) Ma
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities Hydrogen Buses (RUS)
This presentation discussed the heavy-duty applications of hydrogen fuel cells in the context of transport, such as buses, rail, and trucks. &...
Alan Kneisz
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities Hydrogen Buses (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the heavy-duty applications of hydrogen fuel cells in the context of transport, such as buses, rail, and trucks...
Alan Kneisz
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities A Segmented Approach to Clean Mobility Solutions for 1.2B+ Indians (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed a segmented approach to clean urban mobility solutions in India.
Sanjay Krishnan
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities A Segmented Approach to Clean Mobility Solutions for 1.2B+ Indians (RUS)
This presentation discussed a segmented approach to clean urban mobility solutions in India.
Sanjay Krishnan
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities Pedestrian Policies and Practices of Seoul (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the policies and practices in support of better mobility for pedestrians in Seoul.
Junsoo Ahn
02 Sep 2019 Session 3: Low Carbon Transport Options in Mega-Cities Pedestrian Policies and Practices of Seoul (RUS)
This presentation discussed the policies and practices in support of better mobility for pedestrians in Seoul.
Junsoo Ahn
02 Sep 2019 Session 4: How ICT-Based Systems Encourage Low Carbon Development Greenhouse Gas Data Management for Cities (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed how GHG data can be used for aspects of low carbon planning, the data required to used GHG data in supporting decision...
Wee Kean Fong
02 Sep 2019 Session 4: How ICT-Based Systems Encourage Low Carbon Development Greenhouse Gas Data Management for Cities (RUS)
This presentation discussed how GHG data can be used for aspects of low carbon planning, the data required to used GHG data in supporting decision...
Wee Kean Fong
02 Sep 2019 Session 4: How ICT-Based Systems Encourage Low Carbon Development Smart Energy Management Systems (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed smart energy management systems and how it can help organizations or cities to monitor, control, and optimize their...
Mikael Jakobsson
02 Sep 2019 Session 4: How ICT-Based Systems Encourage Low Carbon Development Smart Energy Management Systems (RUS)
This presentation discussed smart energy management systems and how it can help organizations or cities to monitor, control, and optimize their...
Mikael Jakobsson
02 Sep 2019 Session 4: How ICT-Based Systems Encourage Low Carbon Development Shanghai Pudong Flood Early Warning System (EN and CN)
This presentation gave an overview of the Shanghai Pudong New District Urban Flood Warning System project, including the objectives and system...
Weijun Zhang
02 Sep 2019 Session 4: How ICT-Based Systems Encourage Low Carbon Development Shanghai Pudong Flood Early Warning System (RUS)
This presentation gave an overview of the Shanghai Pudong New District Urban Flood Warning System project, including the objectives and system...
Weijun Zhang
02 Sep 2019 Session 4: How ICT-Based Systems Encourage Low Carbon Development Sustainable City with Mobike (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed how Mobike, a Beijing-based provider of station-less bicycle sharing systems contributes in the creation of sustainable...
Qin Hao
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
03 Sep 2019 Session 5: Roundtable on Green Finance and Innovative Financing Setting the Scene – Climate Finance Needed to Reach the Paris Target Niclas Svenningsen
03 Sep 2019 Session 5: Roundtable on Green Finance and Innovative Financing Climate Bonds Initiative: Green Bond for Low Carbon City Development (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed how green bonds are used for low carbon city development, the benefits of issuing green city bonds, and how to issue...
Xiangrui (Alan) Meng
03 Sep 2019 Session 5: Roundtable on Green Finance and Innovative Financing Climate Bonds Initiative: Green Bond for Low Carbon City Development (RUS)
This presentation discussed how green bonds are used for low carbon city development, the benefits of issuing green city bonds, and how to issue...
Xiangrui (Alan) Meng
03 Sep 2019 Session 5: Roundtable on Green Finance and Innovative Financing Financing Energy Efficiency in Europe and USA (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed financing energy efficiency and carbon emission reductions in buildings, as seen in the US and Europe. 
Matthew Ulterino
03 Sep 2019 Session 5: Roundtable on Green Finance and Innovative Financing Financing Energy Efficiency in Europe and USA (RUS)
This presentation discussed financing energy efficiency and carbon emission reductions in buildings, as seen in the US and Europe. 
Matthew Ulterino
03 Sep 2019 Session 5: Roundtable on Green Finance and Innovative Financing Innovative PPP Models for Republic of Korea’s Transport Projects Hyeon Park
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Hydrogen Economy – Urban Hydrogen Concepts in Transport, Energy, Building (Fuel Cell CCHP), and Industry in Germany (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the mobility, stationary, systematic, and industrial applications of hydrogen in Germany.
Manfred Fischedick
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Hydrogen Economy – Urban Hydrogen Concepts in Transport, Energy, Building (Fuel Cell CCHP), and Industry in Germany (RUS)
This presentation discussed the mobility, stationary, systematic, and industrial applications of hydrogen in Germany.
Manfred Fischedick
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Fuel Cells as a Clean Distributed Generation Solution (EN and CN)
This presentation gave an overview of how hydrogen fuel cells work, the advantages of using fuel cells, and its various applications.
Hoon Sub Song
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Fuel Cells as a Clean Distributed Generation Solution (RUS)
This presentation gave an overview of how hydrogen fuel cells work, the advantages of using fuel cells, and its various applications.
Hoon Sub Song
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Funding and Support for Deployment of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Japan’s Perspective (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed Japan’s policy, current status, and research and development activities in support of realizing a hydrogen-based...
Eiji Ohira
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Funding and Support for Deployment of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Japan’s Perspective (RUS)
This presentation discussed Japan’s policy, current status, and research and development activities in support of realizing a hydrogen-based...
Eiji Ohira
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Yokohama’s Hydrogen Society Initiatives (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the City of Yokohama's plans and efforts towards global warming countermeasures to making the city a zero-carbon...
Yuki Murai
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Waste-to-Energy for Cleaner Fuel, Power, and Heat (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed refuse derived fuel (RDF) gasification and plastic pyrolysis through thermal gasification and plastic-to-liquid ...
Henrik Selstam
03 Sep 2019 Session 6: Advanced Low Carbon Technologies Waste-to-Energy for Cleaner Fuel, Power, and Heat (RUS)
This presentation discussed refuse derived fuel (RDF) gasification and plastic pyrolysis through thermal gasification and plastic-to-liquid ...
Henrik Selstam
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Climate Adaptation in Rotterdam Urban Design (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the climate adaptation considerations that were integrated in the urban design of the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands...
Thuy Do
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Climate Adaptation in Rotterdam Urban Design (RUS)
This presentation discussed the climate adaptation considerations that were integrated in the urban design of the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands...
Thuy Do
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Adaptation Support Tools for Urban Land and Water Management and Room for River (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed urban flooding challenges and some solutions to address these challenges, and how adaptation measures and support...
Frans van de Ven
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Adaptation Support Tools for Urban Land and Water Management and Room for River (RUS)
This presentation discussed urban flooding challenges and some solutions to address these challenges, and how adaptation measures and support...
Frans van de Ven
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Synergies between the Green and Blue Agendas: Some Emerging Ideas from WRI Research (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed urban blue and green solutions as well as the synergies between them.
Vijay Jagannathan
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Synergies between the Green and Blue Agendas: Some Emerging Ideas from WRI Research (RUS)
This presentation discussed urban blue and green solutions as well as the synergies between them.
Vijay Jagannathan
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Climate Resilient Infrastructure: ADB Approach (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the value of climate resilient infrastructure, as well as ADB's integrated approach to achieve infrastructure resilience...
Arghya Sinha Roy
04 Sep 2019 Session 7: Climate Adaptation Climate Resilient Infrastructure: ADB Approach (RUS)
This presentation discussed the value of climate resilient infrastructure, as well as ADB's integrated approach to achieve infrastructure resilience...
Arghya Sinha Roy
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development General Idea and Action Planning of Urban Community Regeneration at Yuzhong District, Chongqing (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed an overview of the urban community regeneration project of the Yuzhong District in Chongqing, People's Republic ...
Ling Huang
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development Building Community for Low Carbon Society -- Case: Jakarta's Urban Climate Villages (Kampong) (EN and CN)
This presentation gave an overview of the Urban Climate Village Program in Jakarta, Indonesia and how it adopted an integrated community-based...
Aisa Tobing
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development Building Community for Low Carbon Society -- Case: Jakarta's Urban Climate Villages (Kampong) (RUS)
This presentation gave an overview of the Urban Climate Village Program in Jakarta, Indonesia and how it adopted an integrated community-based...
Aisa Tobing
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development National GHG Reduction Through Hooxi (EN and CN)
This presentation gave an overview of the Hooxi campaign for greenhouse gas emission reduction, and the Hooxi and W Green Pay apps, which utilizes...
Youree Lee
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development National GHG Reduction Through Hooxi (RUS)
This presentation gave an overview of the Hooxi campaign for greenhouse gas emission reduction, and the Hooxi and W Green Pay apps, which utilizes...
Youree Lee
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development Building Urban Resilience of Vulnerable Communities: UCCRTF Experience (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund and how it is helping build the resilience of communities in 25 cities...
Virinder Sharma
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development Building Urban Resilience of Vulnerable Communities: UCCRTF Experience (RUS)
This presentation discussed the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund and how it is helping build the resilience of communities in 25 cities...
Virinder Sharma
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development Socially Inclusive Low-Carbon Motivation Mechanism (EN and CN)
This presentation gave an overview of SinoCarbon's vision and approach, services, and achievements.  
Wang Wenqiang
04 Sep 2019 Session 8: Social Innovation for Low-Carbon and Sustainable City Development Socially Inclusive Low-Carbon Motivation Mechanism (RUS)
This presentation gave an overview of SinoCarbon's vision and approach, services, and achievements. 
Wang Wenqiang
04 Sep 2019 Session 9: Low Carbon Pilot City Efforts Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Cluster Low Carbon Development Efforts Allen Zhang
04 Sep 2019 Session 9: Low Carbon Pilot City Efforts Xiangtan Low-Carbon Transformation Sector Development Program (Project and Policy Lending Modalities) (EN and CN)
This presentation gave an overview of ADB's Xiangtan Low-Carbon Transformation Sector Development Program.
Na Won Kim
04 Sep 2019 Session 9: Low Carbon Pilot City Efforts Xiangtan Low-Carbon Transformation Sector Development Program (Project and Policy Lending Modalities) (RUS)
This presentation gave an overview of ADB's Xiangtan Low-Carbon Transformation Sector Development Program.
Na Won Kim
04 Sep 2019 Session 9: Low Carbon Pilot City Efforts Ulaanbaatar Low Carbon Development Efforts Zolzaya Enkhtur
04 Sep 2019 Session 9: Low Carbon Pilot City Efforts Low Carbon Development of Nur-Sultan City (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed priority investment low carbon projects in Nur-Sultan City in Kazakhstan.
Kenzhekhan Abuov
04 Sep 2019 Session 9: Low Carbon Pilot City Efforts Low Carbon Development of Nur-Sultan City (RUS)
This presentation discussed priority investment low carbon projects in Nur-Sultan City in Kazakhstan.
Kenzhekhan Abuov
04 Sep 2019 Session 9: Low Carbon Pilot City Efforts Nur-Sultan Low Carbon Development Efforts (EN and CN)
This presentation discussed low carbon development activities in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, as well as national- and city-level policies that support...
Aigerim Akiltayeva
04 Sep 2019 Closing Remarks Closing Remarks Sujata Gupta

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