Webinar- Carbon Emissions from Land Use and Management in East and North-East Asia: Linking Desertification, land degradation and climate change

15 September 2021

To facilitate knowledge sharing amongst experts from North-East Asia on the interlinkage between DLD and climate change, ESCAP ENEA Office in the capacity of the NEASPEC Secretariat and Mid Latitude Region Network supported by OJERI are co-organizing an expert group meeting to share current status of CO2 emissions from land use management and responses and solicit expert inputs on the preliminary findings of the subregional stock-taking study.

The Webinar also aims to provide an opportunity to discuss the role of LULUCF emissions at the subregional level and primarily review methodologies. The meeting will focus on the following topics:

  • Sharing current status of CO2 emission from land uses and land management and responses in North-East Asian Counties.
  • Challenges and opportunities in mitigating and adapting to DLD and associated CO2 emissions

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 15:00 – 18:05 (GMT+9) 

15:00 – 15:05

Welcome Remarks 

Professor Woo-Kyun Lee, Director of OJEong Resilience Institute (OJERI), Director of Mid-Latitude Regional Network (MLRN)

15:05 – 15:15 

Introductory remarks  

Dr. Sangmin Nam, Deputy Head, East and North-East Office of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP ENEA)

15:15 – 15:35

Initial review of main methodologies and suggestions for subregional approach in East and North-East Asia  

Dr. Sonam Wangyel Wang, Research Professor, OJERI, Coordinator – MLRN and SDSN Research Group, Korea University 


15:35 – 17:35 Country presentations with focus on CO2 emissions from and mitigation options of land use and management  

Russian Federation  

Pro. German Kust (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences) 

Prof. Irina Kurganova (Pushchino Scientific Center for Biological Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences), 



Prof. Anarmaa Sharkhuu, (National University of Mongolia, Mongolia) 


South & North Korea 

Dr. Song Cholho (OJERI, Korea University, Korea) 



Professor Hangnan Yu (Yanbian University, China)

17:35-18:05 Q & A