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.


Day 1: Wednesday,  24 October

08:00 - 09:00           Registration

09:00 - 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<br\>                            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