Workshops & Trainings

Book Launch: “Economics of Climate Change in East Asia”

17 Oct 2013 - 23 Oct 2013 Tokyo, Seoul, Ulaanbataar, Beijing

The ADB publication “Economics of Climate Change in East Asia” examines how Japan, Mongolia, the PRC, and the Republic of Korea can better respond to challenges of climate change through a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures. Using detailed estimates of costs under a range of climate scenarios, the analysis identifies efficient strategies that take into account future climate-change uncertainties while balancing the costs of countermeasures. Team members from more than 10 leading universities and think tanks in Asia, North America, and Europe contributed to this collaborative project. In each country event, overall and country-specific findings were presented and discussed with experts on climate change, government officials, and the media. In total, about 160 participants joined the discussions.

Agenda:

International Book launch of the “Economics of Climate Change in East Asia” (English language book) and

Book launch of the PRC background report “Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in the PRC” (Chinese language book)

TimeProgram
The Economics of Climate Change in East Asia: PRC Presentation
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Opening by the ADB and the NDRC
Edgar Cua, Deputy Director General, East Asia Department, ADB
Su Wei, Director-General, National Development and Reform Commission (requested)
9:20 – 9:30 Project Overview and Project Goals
Jörn Brömmelhörster, Principal Economist, East Asia Department, ADB
9:30 – 9:50 Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in the PRC (Summary findings of the Chinese background report)
Chen Wenying, Professor, Tsinghua University
9:50 – 10:30 Findings, Results and Messages from the Economics of Climate Change in East Asia Report
Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh
10:30 – 11:15Questions and Answers

Book launch: Key findings and messages of the “Economics of Climate Change in East Asia” with special reference to Mongolia

TimeProgram
The Economics of Climate Change in East Asia: Mongolia Presentation
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Opening remarks
D. Dagvadorj, Special Envoy on Climate Change
Robert Schoelhammer, Country Director, ADB
9:20 – 9:30Project overview and project goals
Jörn Brömmelhörster, Principal Economist, East Asia Department, ADB
9:30 – 9:50 Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in Mongolia (Summary findings of the Mongolian background report)
Namjil Enebish (National Renewable Energy Centre, Mongolia)
Jamsran Batbold (Mongolian Environmental Civil Council, Mongolia)
9:50 – 10:30 Findings, Results, and Messages from the Economics of Climate Change in East Asia Report (with special reference on Mongolia)
Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh
10:30 – 11:00Questions and Answers

Book launch: Key findings and messages of the “Economics of Climate Change in East Asia” with special reference to the Republic of Korea

TimeProgram
The Economics of Climate Change in East Asia: Republic of Korea Presentation
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Keynote address
Dohyun Park, KOICA
9:20 – 9:30Project overview and project goals
Jörn Brömmelhörster, Principal Economist, East Asia Department, ADB
9:30 – 10:10 Findings, Results, and Messages from the Economics of Climate Change (with special reference on Republic of Korea)
Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh
10:10 – 10:40 Questions and Answers

Book launch: Key findings and messages of the “Economics of Climate Change in East Asia” with special reference to Japan

TimeProgram
The Economics of Climate Change in East Asia: Japan Presentation
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:50 Opening
Hideki Minamikawa, Senior Advisor, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Stephen P. Groff, Vice President, ADB
9:50 – 10:00Project overview and project goals
Jörn Brömmelhörster, Principal Economist, East Asia Department, ADB
10:00 – 10:20Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in Japan (Summary findings of the Japan background report)
Kotaro Kawamata, Director for international cooperation, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
10:20 – 11:00 Findings, Results, and Messages from the Economics of Climate Change in East Asia Report (with special reference on Japan)
Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh
11:00 – 11:30 Questions and Answers
11:30 – 11:40Closing remarks
Masahiro Kawai, Dean, ADB Institute
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