Asia Pacific Forum on Low Carbon Technology 2018: Sharing Low Carbon Technology for a Blue and Beautiful Sky


With the theme, “Sharing Low Carbon Technology for a Blue and Beautiful Sky”, the Third Asia Pacific Forum on Low Carbon Technology takes a broad look at the various policies that promote the effective deployment and development of technologies that reduce carbon emissions across multiple sectors. Organized by ADB and the Government of Hunan, the Forum will showcase global, regional, and country success stories and experience in promoting the development of and investment in low carbon technologies (LCTs), and boost both North-South and South-South technology transfer.

During the Forum, participants will:
• Learn more about the PRC’s clean air policies and how these are implemented at large scale;
• Meet policymakers and leading experts in low carbon technologies;
• Participate in World Cafe-style sessions;
• Connect with international participants from different sectors;
• Find out how the integration of policy, implementation, industry, and innovation fast track responses to environmental issues; and
• Meet the special batch of New Energy Leaders.

Draft Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, 24 October

8:00 - 9:00     Registration

9:00 -11:00    Opening Plenary

            Chair: TBC

            Part 1. Welcome Remarks

                   Representative from Hunan Province (PRC)

                   Representative from Asian Development Bank Representative from MOF (PRC)

                   Representative from Ministry of Ecology and Environment(PRC)

           Part 2. Keynote Speeches

                  Charlotte Roule, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE China

                  National Keynote Speaker

                  Technical Keynote Speaker

           Part 3. Special Events

                  Signing Ceremony Awards for Asian New Energy Leaders

                  Showcase of Cleantech Startup Competition Winners

                  Awards Ceremony

11:00 - 11:20    Morning Break

11:20 - 12:10    Plenary 2: High-Level Panel Discussion

           Chair: Yongping Zhai, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB


  • Ji Zou, President of Energy Foundation China
  • Wolfram Erhardt, Country Director China, Kfw

  • Sandra Retzer, Head of Sustainable Urbanization Transportation and Energy Cluster, GIZ China

  • Wang Jin, Director, Institute of International Energy, International Cooperation Center, National Development and Reform Commission

12:10 - 12:30    Plenary 3: New Energy Leaders Panel Discussion

           Chair: TBC

           Panelists: NEL

12:30 - 14:00    Lunch

14:00 - 15:30    Parallel Session 1: Transport

           Organizer: GIZ

           Parallel Session 2: Green Buildings

           Organizer: TBC

          Parallel Session 3: Best Practice in Promoting Green Circular Cities

          Organizer: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

13:45 - 15:45    Parallel Session 4: Co-Benefit Research of Pilot on Carbon Emissions Reductions and Air Pollution Control

          Organizer: Energy Foundation China & The Institute for Sustainable Communities

          Panelists: Hu Tao, Director, China Program, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

15:30 - 16:00    Afternoon Break

16:00 - 18:00    “Hot Pot” Sharing Session--- Technology (World Café Style)

          Technology companies host a table and present what they are looking for to potential partners. Mix of local and International Companies.

          Participating organizations: Sietse Agema, Chief Technology Officer, AWECT (Netherlands) and Harvey Luo, Kangda (PRC)

18:00 - 20:00    Welcome Banquet

          Chair: TBC

Day 2: Thursday, 25 October

8:00 - 9:00    Registration

9:00 - 10:30    Parallel Session 5: Regional Technology Cooperation

          Organizer: ACCA21

          Parallel Session 6: Clean Heating and Cooking Organizer: Building Energy Research Center, Tsinghua University

          Parallel Session 7: Low Carbon Industry Parks

          Organizer: Green Development League of National Economic & Technological Development Zone (NETDZs) and Hunan International LCT Exchange Center

           Parallel Session 8: Carbon Market

           Organizer: Alliance of Carbon Emissions Trading (ACET-CECA)

           Chair: Renhu Tang, General Manager SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd


  • Juntao Zhang, Deputy Secretary General, ACET-CECA
  • Maosheng Duan, Director, Center for China Carbon Market Research, Tsinghua University
  • Zhongkui Song, Secretary General, China Energy Conservation Association – Case Study
  • Ongonsar Purev, Senior Environment Officer, Mongolia Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank
  • Renato Roldao, Managing Director, ICF China

10:30 - 11:00    Morning Break

11:00 - 12:30    “Hot Pot” Sharing Session---Platforms (World Café Style)

            Finance institutions, platforms and others host a table and present their services and projects to potential partners.

12:30 - 14:00    Lunch

14:00 - 16:00    Plenary 4: Green Finance Delivering Projects

           Chair: Andreas Honcamp, Principal Project Manager, Sector Division Urban Development and Mobility East Asia, KfW Development Bank

            Panelists: Huang Biao, Senior Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

16:00 - 16:30    Afternoon Break

16:30 - 18:00    Closing Plenary

            Chair: (TBC)

            Part 1: Summary of plenaries and track sessions (20 minutes)

            Part 2: Closing keynote (40 minutes)

            Part 3: Closing remarks (30 minutes)

18:00    End