iGDP co-hosted this workshop to identify the data sources needed for environmental risk analysis in existing policy frameworks, strengthen the interconnection between climate change policies and qualitative environmental risk analysis, and enhance international exchange on quantitative environmental and climate risks analysis in the BRI.
On April 12, iGDP analysts held a workshop with study partners from Japan’s Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and Korea Environment Institute to review the draft final report, discuss joint recommendations, and plan out dissemination of the study’s findings. The study aims to provide an overview of alternative national approaches to low-carbon city development, identify good practices for information sharing, and promote regional cooperation.
This workshop, held in partnership with the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation, brought together experts from China, Japan, and Korea to share insights on low-carbon city policy in Northeast Asia and foster regional cooperation.
In Beijing, on January 19th iGDP hosted the fifth annual conference of China’s Green and Low Carbon Development Think Tank Partnership, which has emerged as one of China’s leading networks of green and low-carbon policy experts. With over one hundred participants from research institutes throughout China, the theme of this year’s conference was “Green Development in China Toward 2030”.
What is the progress that China’s low carbon pilot cities are making? What are some of the best policy measures available to reduce their carbon emissions? What industries should city officials focus on to get the greatest return on their policy investments? What are other cities in Northeast Asia doing to lower their emissions?
To help answer these questions, on June 11th, innovative Green Development Program (iGDP), together with the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC), and the Wuhan Energy Conservation Supervision Center, hosted Green Transformation in Wuhan – International Consultation Workshop for Low-carbon City Roadmaps.
The workshop brought together more than one hundred participants —policymakers and experts from fourteen district-level governments, as well as representatives from Chinese and Northeast Asian peer cities, including Changsha, Guiyang, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Qingdao and Shanghai, Jiangxi Province, Shanxi Province, Kitakyushu, Seoul and Incheon.