Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for Low Carbon and Resilient Cities: Training Workshop
As North-East Asian countries commit to carbon neutrality (Japan and the Republic of Korea by 2050, China and the Russian Federation by 2060), developing low carbon resilient cities serves as an important pathway for realizing national and local mitigation targets while assuring growth and improving the quality of life.
As part of a capacity building project developed by UNESCAP in collaboration with the Government of Mongolia, this training workshop increased the capacity of policymakers in national and local governments in Mongolia for developing low-carbon and resilient action plans at city levels through the application of various STI instruments.
The workshop took a case-study based approach to introduce good practices emerged in and beyond North-East Asia in various sectors with focus on leveraging STI to achieve low-carbon and resilient development at local level.
[Day 1: 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT+8)// 10:00 - 18:00 (GMT+9), 16 December 2021]
Opening and Welcoming remarks
- Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head of UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office
- Ms. Ariuntuya D., Senior officer of International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia
- Mr. Yeruult, Director of Climate Change Research and Cooperation Centre of Mongolia (CCRCC)
- Mr. Shu Zhu, ICLEI East Asia Regional Director
Session 1: The role of STI in building low-carbon and resilient cities
- Introductory presentation by Ms. Qian Cheng, Associate Environmental Affairs Officer, ESCAP
- Introductory presentation by Ms. Bolortuya., Head of the Nature Resource Division of Environmental Department of Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia
Session 2: Innovative tools for urban planning
- Data-informed urban planning in Singapore, Mr. Daniel Hii, Research Fellow, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
- Low-Carbon Projects in Korea, Ms. Myoungju LEE, Chief, Zero Energy Architecture Center, Myongji University
Session 3: Sustainable mobility and ICT
- Seoul public bike-sharing Ttareungyi, Mr. Jin Woo JUN, Operation Team Manager, Public Bicycle Management Office, Seoul Facilities Corporation
- Hydrogen-use in transportation, Mr. Young In KWON, The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), Sejong City, Korea
- Seoul Advanced Traffic Management System, Ms. Soo Jin LEE, Director, Traffic Information
Session 4: Clean energy solutions to sustainable living environment
- Elion Group Three-in-One PV Project for Clean Energy and Eco-Restoration, Kubuqi Desert, Mr. CAI Mantang, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Beijing Development Institute, Peking University
- Seongdaegol’s Local Energy Transition Drive, Ms. Soyoung Kim, President, Seongdaegol Maeul Dot Cooperative
Session 5: Transformation from coal to green city
- [Case study 1] From Grey to Green Transition, Essen, Germany and [Case Study 2] TRANSCITY Social Emission Trading Scheme, Essen, Germany, Mr. Sebastian Schleht, Strategic Management, Environment Department, City of Essen, Germany
[Day 2: 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT+8)// 10:00 - 18:00 (GMT+9), 17 December 2021]
Session 6: Innovative urban governance
- Chengdu Urban Renewal, Mr. Rui DING, Chief Engineer of Urban Planning, Director General, Office of Technical Consultation and Quality Assessment, Chengdu Institute of Planning and Design, Chengdu, China
Session 7: Innovation on solid waste management
- Circular Economy of Bulk Solid Waste Utilization as Building Materials and Analysis of Carbon Reduction Benefits In Xuzhou, Mr. Hao CUI, Chinese Academy of Sciences University, Jiangsu Zhenfeng Environmental Protection Group Co., Ltd.
- Waste to Energy Facilities in Sudokwon Landfill Corporation, Mr. Heedong Kwon, Head of Climate Change Department, SUDOKWON Landfill Site Management Corp.
Session 8: Enhancing climate resilience in urban systems
- Sustainable urban water management strategies in Chinese cities: the Sponge City Program in China, Mr. Faith Ka Shun Chan, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
- The Sponge City Pilot programme in Guangming District, Mr. Weizhen TANG, Water Affairs Bureau of Guangming District, Shenzhen, China
Brainstorm: Way forward
- Ms. Otgontsetseg L., Secretariat of the Joint Crediting Mechanism, Climate Change Research and Cooperation Centre of Mongolia (CCRCC)
- Mr. Sangmin Nam, Deputy Head, UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office