North-East Asia Low Carbon Cities Platform (NEA-LCCP) Expert Group Workshop (EGW)

Date & Location : 

1-2 September 2016, Seoul City Hall

UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, (ESCAP-ENEA), serving as the secretariat of the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC), is holding the workshop to seek the views of experts on the work of the North-East Asia Low Carbon City Platform (NEA-LCCP). The Workshop is held back-to-back with the Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change 2016 organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government and ICLEI.

The subregion is a major global consumer of energy accompanied with increasing rate of urbanization. Northeast Asian cities therefore have a critical role in enhancing sustainability and climate resilience by adopting a low carbon city (LCC) approach. Urban sustainability and climate change have also been emphasized globally with the dedication of two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11) and Climate Action (Goal 13).

Moreover, attention has been called upon stepping up subregional cooperation low carbon cities. All North-East Asian countries at several Senior Officials Meetings of NEASPEC have supported the subregional cooperation for promoting low carbon city.

In this connection, ESCAP ENEA is holding the Workshop to consult and discuss with experts and key agencies working in low carbon cities. The primary discussions will be on the overall approach as well as the specific methodology of NEA-LCCP’s peer review to be carried out in 2016/17.  

► Provisional Programme 

NEASPEC Secretariat