CIFAL Jeju hosts Policy Workshop on Green Energy, Transportation and Green Cities
31 March 2017, Jeju, Republic of Korea – CIFAL Jeju convened seventeen government officials from seven different countries in the Asia-Pacific region for a three-day Policy Workshop on ‘Green Energy, Transportation and Green Cities.’ CIFAL Jeju, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and APEC Climate Center (APCC). The event was held from 21 to 23 March 2017 at the International Convention Center of Jeju (ICC Jeju).
The event served as a platform to build capacities in green energy, transportation and green cities including green governance and marketable future energy options as well as challenges and opportunities in identifying the shortcomings of the current international environmental governance regime. Representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the workshop.
The workshop included two sessions, which were opened to the general public to showcase new trends in green transportation, energy and infrastructure, and some aspects of hometown investment trust were also introduced. The opening sessions took place in the framework of the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo, an annual event that was held from 17 to 23 March of this year.
The presentations focused on key topics including challenges of climate change and successful adaptation; strategies for green industry and energy; new trends in green transportation and energy; waste management for green cities; sustainable urban growth and transportation; Jeju green big bang and the 4th industrial revolution; as well as the experience of Jeju on green city development.
The workshop concluded with a visit to ‘Kakao Corporation,’ Korea Institute of Energy Research’ and ‘Sungsan Ilchulbong’ (UNESCO World Natural Heritage). In addition, a tour of the ‘4th International Electric Vehicle Expo’ was provided for participants to witness real-life examples of green policies in action.
Photo 1: Policy Workshop on ‘Green Energy, Transportation and Green Cities’
Photo 2: Visit to ‘Kakao Corporation’
Photo 3: Group photo of Participants