Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with CityNet organized the 2nd International Forum on Low Carbon Development for Cities with a topic on “Acting Together for Low Carbon, Liveable, and Prosperous Cities.”
The Forum, held in Seoul on 2-5 September 2019, 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 emphasize the importance of engaging and activating all social actors for low carbon city development. Seoul’s low carbon development path will also be 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.
During the workshop, CityNet Secretary General Vijay Jagannathan delivered the opening remarks highlighting the relevance of low carbon city development to the Climate Change Agenda and recent developments in global low carbon policies relevant to ADB developing member countries. Throughout the forum, Secretary General Vijay Jagannathan presented on “Synergies between the Green and Blue Agendas.” CityNet Deputy Secretary General Sangbum Kim also participated as a moderator and speaker presenting on “Vertical Synchronization for Urban Transitions” and CityNet Deputy Secretary General Aisa Tobing discussed on “Green Zone and Climate Village in Jakarta” as a speaker and gave a closing remarks. Senior Advisor Gyeong Cheul Kim also made his presence as a speaker to share Seoul’s cases.