Low Carbon Solutions for Our Green Future

ADB and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment are again co-hosting the 2019 Asia-Pacific Forum on Low Carbon Technology from 16-18 October 2019. With the theme, “Sharing Low-Carbon Technology for a Blue and Beautiful Sky”, the main purpose of the forum is to support and promote substantive cooperation in low-carbon city development and high-technology investment, while encouraging deep discussion among participants through parallel sessions, bilateral meetings, and technology roadshows.

Agenda:

TimeProgram
08:00 – 08:30Registration
08:30 – 08:40Cultural Performance
08:40 – 10:00Opening Plenary

Moderator:

  • Chen Wenhao, Vice Governor, Hunan Province


Welcome Remarks:

  • Xu Dazhe, Governor, Hunan Province

  • Deborah Stokes, Vice President for Administration and Corporate Management, ADB

  • Zhuang Guotai, Vice Minister, Ministry of Ecology and Environment


Keynotes:

  • Ban Ki-moon, The Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations

  • Xie Zhenhua, the PRC’s Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, and President, Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University

  • Zhang Yue, Chairman, Broad Group

10:00 – 10:20Tea Break
10:20 – 12:00Transformative Technologies

Moderator:
Zhai Yongping, Chief, Energy Sector Group, ADB

Presenters:


  • Cyril Cassisa, Energy and Climate Analyst, International Energy Agency, “Setting the Scene: Future of Clean Energy”

  • Yuki Hanyu, CEO, Integriculture Inc., “Cellular Meat Revolution”Daniel Aklil, CEO, Pure Energy Centre, “Power Shift: Hydrogen in Our Energy Future”

  • Kou Weiwei, CEO, Tianjin Climate Exchange, “Digital Technology Promotes Environment Protection and Sustainable Development”

  • Daniel Zhang, Vice President, Broad Group, “From meta-technology to Meta-Civilization: Architecture Against Misinformation”


Panel Discussion:

  • C. Cassisa, Y. Hanyu, D. Aklil, KOU W., D. Zhang

  • Huang Jing, Director General, ACCA21

  • Xu Huaqing, Director General of NCSC

  • Brent Habig, Vice President, International Program, ISC

12:00 – 13:30Lunch
12:45 – 13:30Roundtable Discussion for ADB’s Developing Member Countries (by Invitation Only)
13:30 – 15:00Parallel Session 1: South-South Cooperation: Renewable Energy Technology Transfer

Sponsored by:

  • Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21 (ACCA21)

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Technology Transfer South-South Cooperation Center

Opening Remarks:
Huang Jing, Director General, ACCA21

Moderator:
Zhang Xian, Deputy Director, ACCA21

Presenters:

  • Huang Yan, Deputy Director General, International Center on Small Hydro Power, “South-South Cooperation: Practical Research Small Hydropower”

  • Li Fengting, Executive Deputy Dean, UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, “Case Study on China-Africa Environmental and Energy Cooperation”

  • Wang Yu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, “Analysis on financing mechanisms for South-South renewable energy technology transfer”

  • Li Yanfei, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, “Renewable Technology Transfer: Theory, Practices, and Policies for Technology Catching-up and Innovation”

  • Jia Hongjie, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Tianjin University, “User-side Integrated Energy System: An Effective Way for Renewable Energy Integration”


Panel Discussion:

  • Huang Y., Li F., Wang Y., Li Y., Jia H

  • Wang Ying, Professor of Environmental Science, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University

Parallel Session 2: City Carbon Emission and Air Pollution Co-control and Co-management

Sponsored by:

  • Energy Foundation China (EFC)

  • Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)


Supported by:
International Technical Supporting Platform for City Emissions Peaking (ISP-CEP)

Opening Remarks:

  • Brent Habig, VP, International Program, ISC

  • Wang Zhigao, Program Officer, Low-carbon Cities, EFC


Moderator:
Zeng Lei, Country Director for the PRC, ISC

Presenters:

  • Xu Huaqing, Director General, NCSC, “Key Issues and Institutional Research on the 14th Five-Year Plan for Cooperative Control of Carbon and Air Pollutants”

  • Pan Shengqiang, Director, Changsha City DEE, “Experience of Co-control and Co-management in Changsha Low-carbon City Construction”

  • Wang Dong, Director, Shenzhen Research Center on Climate Change, “Case Study on Shenzhen Co-benefits of Carbon Emission Peaking and Air Quality”

  • Ma Jun, Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), “Information disclosure in promoting synergy of co-benefits”

  • Wang Zhigao, Program Officer, Low-carbon Cities, EFC, “Cases and Experiences of Cities Achieving Air Quality Standards and Carbon Emissions Peaking”


Parallel Session 3: Multi-Energy Systems & Future Energy Services

Sponsored by:

  • Asia-Pacific Urban Energy Association (APEUA)

  • Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH)

  • Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)


Welcome Remarks & Program Overview:
Peter Lundberg, APEUA

Opening Remarks:
Lu Xuedu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, ADB

Moderator:
Lars Hummelmose, DBDH

Presenters:

  • Lu Xuedu, “ADB’s efforts on developing low-carbon cities”

  • Allen Zhang, President, Hunan Innovative Low Carbon Center, “Xiangtan Sector Program on Low-Carbon City Development”

  • Wu Hao, IPEEC, “Introduction to the G20 Task Group of District Energy Systems”

  • Yang Guangyao, Vice President, Broad Group, “Efficient utilization of urban energy”

Parallel Session 4: Low-Carbon Technology and Industrial Transformation

Sponsored by:

  • National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

  • International Urban Cooperation (IUC)


Opening Remarks:

  • Xu Huaqing, Director General, NCSC

  • Representative of the EU in the PRC


Moderator:
Yang Xiu, NCSC

Presenters:

  • Wang Can, Tsinghua University, “Policy framework for low-carbon technologies in China”

  • Gianluca Fabbri, IUC Specialist, “European experience in promoting low-carbon technology”

  • Sheng Lei, Director, Academic Committee, State Information Center, “Case study on low-carbon development and transformation in China”

  • Craig Banks, Personal Chair, Electrochemical and Nanotechnology, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Chen An, Project Manager, TEDA Eco-Center, Tianjin, “Application and promotion of low-carbon technology”

  • Zhang Xian, Deputy Director, ACCA21, “Application of CCUS technology in low-carbon transformation of coal-fired power plants in China”

15:00 – 15:30Tea Break
15:30 – 17:00South-South Cooperation: Renewable Energy Technology Transfer (continued)

Technology Showcase:

  • China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute

  • Teng Aihua, Chairman, Poly Solar Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

  • Jay Koo (Jeong-Ung Koo), CEO, GDChem

  • William Gang, Industrial Sales Manager, ABB Panel Discussion

  • Wang Y., Teng A., J. Koo, W. Gang

  • Xu Rong, Founder and CEO, Umore Consulting Ltd.

  • Cyril Cassisa, Energy and Climate Analyst, International Energy Agency

Parallel Session 2: City Carbon Emission and Air Pollution Co-control and Co-management (continued)

Moderator:
Lin Weiwei, Program Officer, Low-carbon Cities, EFC

Report Launch:

  • Jiang Yang, Deputy Director, China Sustainable Transportation Center, “Technical Guidelines on Co-Control of Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases in Urban Transportation”

  • Pan Tao, Urban Director, ISC “CZT Cluster Carbon Emission Peaking and Actions”


Panel Discussion:

  • Lu Xuedu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, ADBYANG Xiu, NCSC

  • Hu Yongfeng, Beijing Research Center on Climate Change

  • Yang Yanli, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Pan Zhiming, Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Zeng Chenxi, Walkthrough Xiang River Environmental Protection Public Welfare Society

Parallel Session 3: Multi-Energy Systems & Future Energy Services (continued)

Presenters:

  • Kristina Lygnerud, IVL/Smart City Sweden, “Introduction to IVL and District Heating”

  • Peter Lundberg, APEUA, “Unlocking the potential of district cooling”

  • Elena Markova, ABB, Integrated Energy Systems for Cities


Moderator:
Peter Lundberg, APEUA

Panel Discussion:

  • Kristina Lygnerud, IVL

  • WU Hao, IPEEC

  • Terry Deng, Johnson Controls

  • Allen Zhang, HILCC


Closing Remarks:
Peter Lundberg, APEUA
Parallel Session 4: Low-Carbon Technology and Industrial Transformation (continued)

Moderator:
Shi Xin, IUC

Roundtable Discussion:

  • Wang C., Sheng L., Chen A., Zhang X.

  • Amanda Reid, Chartered Waste and Resource Circular Economy Manager, MMU

  • Yan Luhui, Founder, Carbonstop

18:00 – 20:00Welcome Dinner hosted by Hunan Government
Venue: Mediterranean Club
09:00 – 16:30EDGE Training
Organized by International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group and HILCC
Venue: Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center
TimeProgram
08:00 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 10:30Parallel Session 1: Multi-Energy Systems & Future Energy Services (continued)

Sponsored by:

  • Asia-Pacific Urban Energy Association (APEUA)

  • Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH)

  • Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)


Opening Remarks:
Peter Lundberg, APEUA

Presenters:

  • WANG Chuan, Assistant General Manager, Energy Development Company of Fengxi New City, “Green energy development in Fengxi New City”

  • Terry Deng, Johnson Controls, “Heat Recovery from Industries”

  • Kristina Lygnerud, IVL/Smart City Sweden, “The Future of District Energy (DC and 4GDH)”

Parallel Session 2: Biomass-to-Energy Technology Assessment & Dissemination (TAD)

Sponsored by:
Beijing Energy Club

Welcome Address:
ZHAI Yongping, Chief, Energy Sector Group, ADB

Introduction of Clean Energy Technology Assessment & Dissemination (TAD) Platform:
Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club

Moderator:
Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club

Presentations:

  • Zhang Yue, General Manager, BioGTS (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., “BioGTS® Biogas Technology & Its Applications”

  • MA Zhengmin, General Manager, ENN Energy Biomass (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., “Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Technology & Its Applications”

  • Willy Johansen, Vice President and Advisor to Chairman, Golden State Environmental Group, “MPE AMI Bioga”

Parallel Session 3: Zero-Waste Cities

Sponsored by:
Broad Group

Moderator:
Zhou Muzhi, Chairman, Yunhe Urban Research Institute

Presenters:

  • Kamiel S. Gabriel, Elected Member, Canadian Academy of Engineering

  • Zhang Jing’an, Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology

  • Richard Liu, Director, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

  • Liu Bo, General Manager, Minmetals Land Limited

  • Zhang Yue, Chairman, Broad Group

10:30 – 10:45Tea Break
10:45 – 12:00Parallel Session 1: Multi-Energy Systems & Future Energy Services (continued)

Presentations:

  • Eric Shao, Kamstrup, “Consumption-based billing and tariffs”

  • Peng Ziyang, Wärstilä, “Co-generation and energy storage”

  • Tommy Jacobson, Danfoss, “Artificial Intelligence-based Services for District Heating”


Moderator:
Lars Hummelmose, DBDH

Panel Discussion:

  • Elena Markova, ABB

  • Eric Shao, Kamstrup

  • Tommy Jacobson, Danfoss

  • Peng Ziyang, Wärstilä

  • Peng Guoping, Broad Group

Parallel Session 2: Biomass-to-Energy Technology Assessment & Dissemination (TAD) Workshop (continued)

Expert Assessment & Recommendations:

  • Yan Weijiang, Deputy General Manager, CGN Energy Service Co., Ltd.

  • Yuan Baorong, Deputy General Manager and Senior Engineer, CECEP Consulting Co., Ltd.

  • Steve Szymanski, Vice President (Funding), Asia Pacific Biogas Alliance

  • Stephen Peters, Senior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy), ADB Summary

Parallel Session 3: Building Revolution

Sponsored by:
Broad Group

Moderator:
Zhang Yue, Chairman, Broad Group

Panel Discussion:

  • Jeff Leung, CEO, Jet Studios Inc.

  • Raymond Hoe, Director, Scott Browning

  • Zhan Shilin, Vice Dean, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co., Ltd.

12:00 – 13:00Lunch
12:45 – 13:30Roundtable Discussion: De-carbonization of Hydrogen Production through CCUS (By Invitation Only)
13:00 – 15:00Hot Pot Business Matchmaking

Participating Organizations:

  • Procurement, Portfolio, and Financial Management Department, ADB

  • Bin-E (Poland) AI-Augmented Smart Waste Bin

  • Boson Energy (Luxembourg) Waste-to-Resources

  • DAIS Analytic (US) Nanoporous Membrane Technology

  • DCT (Italy) Solvent Recovery and Gas Treatment

  • Dragon Power Space (US) Online Corrosion Monitoring

  • GDChem (the Republic of Korea) De-NOx and Clinker Removal

  • SAP (Germany) Smart Solution

  • SunOyster (Germany) Solar Cogeneration System

  • Sanyi Heavy Energy (the PRC) Wind Energy

  • TECAM (Spain) VOC and Solid Waste Treatment

  • Hunan Yuxu Environmental Technology (the PRC) Wastewater Treatment

  • BROAD Group (the PRC) HVAC and Clean Air Technology

  • Hunan Yuebo Energy (the PRC) New Energy

  • Hunan Vary Group (the PRC) Solid Waste Treatment

15:00 – 15:15Tea Break
15:15 – 17:00Climate Investment and Finance

Moderator:
Lu Xuedu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, ADB

Presenters:

  • Ding Hui, Director, Department of Climate change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, PRC

  • Yan Pin, The People’s Bank of China Financial Research Institute Johann Elysee, Senior Portfolio Specialist, Office of Portfolio Management, Green Climate Fund

  • Liang Xi, Director, Centre for Business and Climate Change, University of Edinburgh

  • Representative, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, PRC



Panel Discussion:

  • Yang Yuerong, Vice President of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. and Investment Bank

  • Naeeda Chrishna-Morgado, Climate Finance Specialist

  • Alex Fisher, Director, Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change, Environment and Urban Development, GIZ the PRC

  • Xie Wenhong, China Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

17:00 – 17:30Closing Plenary

Moderator:
Allen Zhang, President, Hunan Innovative Low Carbon Development Center

Closing Remarks:

  • Zhuang Dali, Deputy Director General, Hunan Provincial Finance Department

  • Zhang Zaifeng, Deputy Director General, Hunan DEE


Recap:
Zhai Yongping, Chef, Energy Sector Group, SDCC, ADB
18:00 – 20:00Farewell Dinner hosted by Broad Group
Venue: Mediterranean Club

Site Visits

  • Changsha Huanghua International Airport Multi-Energy Project
  • Broad Town Multi-Energy System

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 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.

Agenda:

TimeProgram
08:00 – 9:00Registration
09:00 ~ 11:00Opening Plenary
09:00 ~ 9:30Part 1: Welcome Remarks

  • Representative from Hunan Province, the PRC

  • WooChong Um, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

  • Representative from Ministry of Finance, the PRC

  • Representative from Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the PRC

  • Yue ZHANG, Founder and Chairman, BROAD Group, the PRC

09:30 ~ 10:50Part 2: Keynote Speeches

  • Lin XU, Chairman, US-China Green Fund

  • Charlotte Roule, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE China

  • Representative from Environmental Protection Department of Hunan

  • Dadi ZHOU, Former Director General, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission

  • Changming LI, Director of Institute for Clean Energy & Advanced Materials (ICEAM), Southwest University, Chongqing University


10:50 ~ 11:00Part 3:Awarding of the New Energy Leaders 2018 special batch and showcase of the ADB-TusStar China Cleantech Competition 2018

Chair: Jia YU, Director of International Development Cooperation, Centre for New Structural Economics, Peking University

Award Presenters:

  • WooChong Um, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

  • Yongping ZHAI, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB

  • Dipal Barua, Founder & Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation (Bangladesh)

  • Representative from Hunan Province


Awardees:
New Energy Leaders 2018 special batch

  • Diyaz Baiseitov, Founder, Kuntech (Kazakhstan)

  • Xia LI, Founder, Shenzhen Power Solution (the PRC)

  • Nabeel Siddiqui, Founder, ModulusTech (Pakistan)

  • Amit Singh, General Manager/Director, CBS Power Solutions (Fiji)


Showcase of the ADB-TusStar China Cleantech Competition 2018

  • Edward ZHANG, Co-Founder, Shenzhen Shenqing New Material (the PRC)

  • Rong XU, Founder & CEO, Umore Consulting Ltd. (the PRC)

  • Yongping LIU, Chairman, Zhonghai Runda New Material Technology (the PRC)

  • Mark LIANG, CTO, Beijing Warmland Energy Service Co. Ltd. (the PRC)

11:00 ~ 11:10Morning Break
11:10 ~ 12:30Plenary 2
This session will set the scene for the Forum, taking into consideration recent developments, dynamics, future trends in clean and low carbon energy technologies, and share insights, knowledge, and views on strategy and policies for clean and low carbon energy development. It will explore how high-technology can support to meeting Asia’s universal energy access, energy security, affordable clean and low carbon energy demands. It will also discuss how international collaboration in empowering the region to deploy and invest clean and low carbon energy technologies.

Part 1: High Level Panel Discussion

Chair: Sujata Gupta, Director, East Asia Department, ADB

Keynote Speakers:
Yongping Zhai, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB
Jin Wang, Director, Institute of International Energy, International Cooperation Center, National Development and Reform Commission

Panel Discussion:

  • Ji Zou, President, Energy Foundation China

  • Sandra Retzer, Head of Cluster Sustainable Urbanization Transportation and Energy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the PRC

  • Yong Chen, Programme Officer – Sustainable Urban Energy, Innovation and Technology Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

  • Rongchun BAI, Former Counsel, the PRC’s National Energy Administration

  • Hu Gao, Director, Center for Energy Economy and Strategy Development, National Development and Reform Commission


Part 2: New Energy Leaders/Startups Discussion

Chair:

  • Yongping ZHAI, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB

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


Panelists:

  • Daniel ZHANG, Managing Director, BROAD Core Building Company (the PRC)

  • Diyaz Baiseitov, Founder, Kuntech (Kazakhstan)

  • Xia LI, Founder, Shenzhen Power Solution (the PRC)

  • Nabeel Siddiqui, Founder, ModulusTech (Pakistan)

  • Amit Singh, General Manager/Director, CBS Power Solutions (Fiji)

  • Rong XU, Founder & CEO, Umore Consulting Ltd. (the PRC)

  • Som Narayan, Co-founder, Carbonlites (India)



12:30 ~ 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 ~ 15:45Parallel Session 1: Opportunities and Challenges of Innovative Technologies in Green Urban Mobility
Organizer: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The session will present cases wherein sustainable, economically viable, low-carbon urban transportation development has been encouraged, accelerated and facilitated, either by national and local policies and strategies, or by support from international and multilateral agencies. Speakers will discuss technologies, policies, strategies, approaches, experiences and challenges in promoting low carbon transportation adoption and investment in cities, to help them transition into urban environments that provide their residents a better quality of living, with lower GHG footprint.

Chair: Christoph Nedopil, Project Director Sino-German Cooperation on Low-carbon Transport, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Speakers:
Shenzhen Transport Emission Model based on Big Data
Yuting HUANG, Project Manager, Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Commission (SUTCP)
Jiandong Qiu, Head of Transport Information and Model Division, Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Commission (SUTCP)

Low Carbon Buses in the PRC and E-mobility Options for Developing-Member Countries of ADB
Ki-Joon Kim, Principal Transport Specialist, ADB
Robin Hughes, Founder, Clean Vehicles Solutions Asia

Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICVs) in the PRC
Sandra Retzer, Head of Cluster Sustainable Urbanization Transportation and Energy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) the PRC
14:00 ~ 15:45Parallel Session 2: Green Buildings
Organizer:Hunan University

The session will highlight challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming of green building development, especially in the urban context of developing Asia. Presentations will cover construction methods, financing, and case studies, with a view toward establishing a level playing field and making green buildings the rule rather than the exception.

Chair: Guoqiang ZHANG (George), Dean, Institute for Sustainable Urbanization and Construction Innovation, Hunan University

Speakers:
Green Buildings and the Achievement of Global Low-Carbon Goals
Mark Lister, Director, Asia Clean Energy Partners
Green Buildings: Building a Climate Resilient Urban Future
Anupma Jain, Senior Urban Development Specialist, ADB
Yue ZHANG, Founder and Chairman, BROAD Group
Raymond Hoe, Architect, Scott Brownrigg
Nabeel Siddiqui, Founder, ModulusTech

14:00 ~ 15:45Parallel Session 3:Circular Cities: Creating Low Carbon Urban Environments
Organizer: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

This session will highlight best practices and challenges in shifting to a circular economy in cities in Asia. Speakers will present innovative solutions, technology advancements, and successful strategies that may be replicated or scaled-up. The session will also investigate how policies or government commitments support private sector led initiatives.

Chair: Stephen Peters, Senior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy), ADB

Speakers:
Moving into the Industrial Revolution and Circular Economy
Lerwen LIU, Senior Advisor, King Mongut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability
Merlin LAO, Programme Manager, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

Demonstration Projects of Near-Zero Carbon Emission Zones
Junxia LIU, Director, Strategic Planning Department, China Association of Circular Economy

Som Narayan, Co-founder and Director, Carbonlites

Circular Economy Because Nature Knows No Waste
Wilma Rodrigues, Founder and CEO, Saahas Zero Waste

Carbon Footprint of Water
Jan Maurer, Managing Director and CEO, WISY AG

Alternative Fuels for Greener Mobility
Vincent Choy, Director, Biogas Asia Pacific Forum

Wei-Guo PAN, Chairman and Deputy Dean of Mechanical Engineering College, Shanghai University of Electric Power
13:45 ~ 15:45Parallel Session 4: Coordinated Control and Management of Urban Carbon Emission Reduction and Air Pollution Prevention
Organizer: Energy Foundation China & Institute for Sustainable Communities

The session will highlight the importance of implementing strategies which will both consider air pollution control and GHG emission reduction. Speakers from pilot cities with commitments for both air pollution control and emission-peaking will share their experiences and insights on the crucial elements needed to set-up the appropriate institutional arrangements and applicable mechanisms.

Chair: Xuedu LU, Lead Climate Change Specialist, ADB

Keynote speakers:
Ji ZOU, President, Energy Foundation China

Xiangtan 2028 City Emission Peaking Roadmap and Action Plan
Pan TAO, Technical Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Qiang ZHANG, Professor, Tsinghua University

Co-Control of Air Pollutants and GHGs: Review, Methodology and Case Studies
Tao HU, Director, China Program, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Speakers:
He CAI, Director, Zhejiang Center for Climate Change and Low-carbon Development Cooperation

Progress and Challenges of the PRC’s Low-Carbon Cities
Xiu YANG, Head of Policy and Regulation Department, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation

Xiangzhao FENG, Deputy Director & Associate Professor, Climate Change Policy Research Division, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environment and Ecology

Zhiyu TIAN, Deputy Director of Energy Efficiency Division, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission

Supporting the Mainstreaming of Co-benefits into Development Policies and Projects in Asia
So-Young Lee, Research Manager, Sustainability Governance Centre, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
15:45 ~ 16:15Afternoon Break
16:15 ~ 17:45“Hot Pot” with Low-Carbon Technology Providers (World Café Style)
Organizer: ADB and Umore Consulting Ltd

A fast-paced and dynamic networking session offering a unique opportunity to meet and learn more about various low-carbon technology providers who are breaking into the Asian market with innovative technologies and business models in the PRC and around the world.

Co-Chairs:

  • Peter duPont, Consultant, ADB

  • Rong XU, Founder & CEO, Umore Consulting Ltd.



Table Hosts:

  • Sietse Agema, Chief Technology Officer, Amsterdam Waste Environmental Consultancy & Technology (Netherlands) and Harvey LUO, Kangda (the PRC)

  • Robin Hughes, Founder, Clean Vehicles Solutions Asia (Thailand)

  • Som Narayan, Co-founder and CEO, Carbon Masters (India)

  • Wilma Rodrigues, Founder and CEO, Saahas Zero Waste (India)

  • Thida Kheav, Co-founder and CEO, Solar Green Energy (Cambodia)

  • Min Chan Win, Managing Director, Myanmar Eco Solutions (Myanmar)

  • Chunguang WANG, Founder and CEO, EQuota Energy (the PRC)

  • Dan Millison, Consultant, Reephrock

  • Weihong ZHAO, America Regional General Manager, BROAD Group

  • Xia LI, Founder, Shenzhen Power Solution (the PRC)

  • Mark LIANG, CTO, Beijing Warmland Energy Service Co. Ltd.

  • Jianbin WU, CEO and Yuebo SHI, Senior Economist/Partner, Tahoe Electric

  • Tianyue HE, Vice President, Eversource Science and Technology

  • Amit Singh, General Manager/Director, CBS Power Solutions (Fiji)

  • Yongping LIU, Chairman, Zhonghai Runda New Material Technology

  • Edward ZHANG, Co-Founder, Shenzhen Shenqing New Material

  • Will ZHANG, Director, GM of Oversea Division of Willfar Information Technology Co. Ltd. (subsidiary of Waison Group)

  • Jing REN, Investment Director of Investment and Financing Department, Sinocom-Wanke (the PRC)

  • Jan Maurer, Managing Director and CEO, WISY AG

  • Nabeel Siddiqui, Founder, ModulusTech (Pakistan)

  • Diyaz Baiseitov, Founder, Kuntech (Kazakhstan)

  • Wenfeng Wang, Assistant President and Central China General Manager of ENN Energy (the PRC)

18:15 ~ 20:15Welcome Banquet (Buffet)
TimeProgram
08:00 ~ 08:45Registration
07:30 ~ 08:30New Energy Leaders Breakfast Meeting (by invitation only)
08:45 ~ 10:30Parallel Session 5: Regional Technology Cooperation
Organizer: Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21 (ACCA21)

The session will present cases wherein economically viable regional low-carbon technology cooperation, both at government level and private sector led, has been successfully facilitated and accelerated, either by the right national and local policies and strategies, or by support from international and multi-lateral agencies. Speakers will discuss policies, strategies, ongoing initiatives, experiences and challenges, for promoting regional technology cooperation that results in sustainable mutual economic benefits and better quality-of-living, along with lower GHG footprint.

Chair: Sasank Goli, Principal Consultant, Ecogy Cleantech

Speakers:
Jing HUANG, Director General, Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21 (ACCA21)

New Energy and Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Demonstration and Mechanism in South and Southeast Asian Countries
Minxiang MA, Deputy Director, China-ASEAN Innovation Centre

Low Carbon Technology South-South Cooperation
Jiutian ZHANG, Professor, Beijing Normal University

Promote International Green Technology through Green Finance
Yiyang SHEN, Managing Director, Green Route Capital

Renewable Technology Transfer Demo Projects- A Case Study of Small Hydropower
Guofeng DONG, Division Director, International Center on Small Hydro (ICSHP)

Commercializing IP, Trip Advisor for Entrepreneurs
Yehuda Yarmut, Program Director, Strategic and Industry Collaboration, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Challenges & Opportunities in Technology Transfer to Developing Countries of South Asia
Shoaib Ahmad, Deputy Director (Coord), SAARC Regional Energy Center (Pakistan)
08:45 ~ 10:30Parallel Session 6:Clean Heating and Cooking
Organizer:Building Energy Research Center, Tsinghua University (PRC)

The session will highlight challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming clean heating and cooking systems, based on experience in the PRC and other developing countries. Presentations will cover case studies from Mongolia, the PRC, as well as from ADB project experience, renewable resources and technologies for space heating and process heat, and potential synergies for heating and cooking systems.

Chair: Dan Millison, Clean Energy Investment Advisor (Consultant), ADB

Speakers:
Clean Cooking and Heating with Densified Biomass Fuel
Ming SHAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University

Geothermal District Heating Building on the Icelandic Experience
Einar Runar Magnusson, VP Business Development, Arctic Green Energy

Radiant Heating System in Cold-Winter and High-humidity Area
Guangcai GONG, Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University

Innovative Heating and Green Building Technologies in Ulaanbaatar
Pil-Bae Song, Consultant, ADB

Tong LU, President, Jiashu Consulting

Batbaatar Batkhuu, Officer, Department of Green Development Policy & Planning, Ministry of Environment and Tourism (Mongolia)

Boost Urban Green Development Through Clean Energy
Anjie TIAN, Deputy Party Secretary/General Manager, Changsha Urban Construction Investment Development Group Co., Ltd.
08:45 ~ 10:30Parallel Session 7:Low Carbon Industry Parks
Organizer:Green Development League of National Economic & Technological Development Zone and Hunan International LCT Exchange Center

This session will highlight best practices, and emerging technologies for the development of low carbon industrial parks. At the end of the session, the audience will learn about successful strategies, and challenges in developing and operating low carbon industrial parks. Key enabling government policies and regulations that drive low carbon industrial parks developments will also be discussed.

Chair: Xinyi LIU, Deputy Director, TEDA Eco Center

Speakers:
“Industrial Parks + Solar PV” in Developing Countries: Market Potential From New Structural Economics Perspective
Jia YU, Director of International Development Cooperation, Centre for New Structural Economics, Peking University

Putting Concept into Action: IND: Visakhapatnam–Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program
Ninette Pajarillaga, Environment Specialist, ADB

Building a Green and Low-Carbon Park Industry Ecology
Zhiguo JIN, Deputy Director, Industrial Development Bureau, Xiangtan High Tech Industrial Development Zone

Shiwei GENG, Environmental Protection Bureau, Tianjin Economic Technological Development Zone

Liuyang National Economic and Technical Development Zone
Wei DU, Bureau Assistant, Economic Development Bureau of Liuyang Economic Technological Development Zone

SUS’s Model: Waste to Energy in Eco-Industrial Park
Jun LUO, Deputy General Manager, SUS Environment

The Application of Micro-grid Technology in Industrial Parks
Shufeng DONG, General Manager, R&D Center, Sinocome-Wanke, Zhejiang University – Wanke New Energy Joint Research Center

Disruptive Technology For Large-Scale, Micro and Off-Grid Energy Storages
Jianbin WU, CEO, Tahoe Electric
08:45 ~ 10:30Parallel Session 8:Role of Carbon Markets in Promoting Energy Conservation and Low Carbon Technology Development
Organizer: Alliance of Carbon Emissions Trading (ACET-CECA)

This session will look at what role carbon markets have played and will be playing in driving the promotion of low carbon technologies in the region. Cases wherein carbon finance and carbon market initiatives have successfully encouraged and accelerated the installation of low-carbon technologies will be highlighted.

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

Opening Remarks: Juntao ZHANG, Deputy Secretary General, Alliance of Carbon Emissions Trading (ACET-CECA)

Keynote Speech: Zhiqiang XU, Former Deputy Director, National Energy Conservation Center

Speakers:
Zhongkui SONG, Secretary General, China Energy Conservation Association

Fighting Climate Change – Industrial Energy Efficiency Upgrading
Sheng ZHOU, Chief Executive Officer, International Copper Association China

Mongolia: Upscaling Renewable Energy Sector Project
Ongonsar Purev, Senior Environment Officer, ADB

Carbon Pricing and Sustainable Energy Transition
Cyril Cassisa, Coordinator of China ETS Project, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Role of Carbon Markets in Promoting Energy Conservation and Low Carbon Technology Development
Renato Roldao, Consulting Director, ICF Incorporated (the PRC)


10:30 ~ 11:00Morning Break
11:00 ~ 12:30“Hot Pot” with Low-Carbon Technology Enablers/Platforms (World Café Style)
Organizer: ADB and Umore Consulting Ltd

A fast-paced and dynamic networking session offering a unique opportunity to meet and learn more about various low-carbon-focused service providers, think tanks and other organizations who are supporting the growth of the low-carbon economy in PRC and around the world.

Co-Chairs:

  • Peter duPont, Consultant, ADB

  • Rong XU, Founder & CEO, Umore Consulting Ltd.


Table Hosts:

  • Xiaoli WANG, China-ASEAN Innovation Centre

  • Zhicheng XU, New Energy Business Unit, Changsha Chengtou Energy Development Co., Ltd.

  • Xian ZHANG, Bingxing YI and Xiaoyu LIU, Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21 (ACCA21) Xian ZHANG, Bingxing YI and Xiaoyu LIU, Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21 (ACCA21)

  • Geraint FENG, Deputy Head, Clean-tech Transfer Division, TEDA Eco Center

  • Megan YU, External Relations Manager, Institute of Sustainable Communities China

  • Yonghai CHEN, Partner & Designer, Umore Consulting Ltd.

  • Junkai ZHOU, Project Manager, Export-Import Bank of China (Hunan Branch)

  • Yunyun PENG, International Cooperation Department, China Development Bank (Hunan Branch)

  • Jana Corrina Gorski, Cluster Portfolio Manager for Sustainable Urbanisation, Transportation, Energy, GIZ

  • Raymond Hoe, Director, Scott Brownrigg

  • Lerwen LIU, Senior Advisor, King Mongut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

  • Tarun Tayal, Additional General Manager, Energy Efficiency Services

  • Juntao ZHANG, Deputy Secretary General, Alliance of Carbon Emissions Trading (ACET-CECA) and Michelle WANG, Program Manager, International Copper Association Asia

  • Renato Roldao, Consulting Director, ICF Incorporated

  • Ki-Joon Kim, Principal Transport Specialist, SDCC-TRA, ADB

  • Na Won Kim, Senior Enviromental Specliast, ADB

  • Susumu Yoneoka, Energy Specialist (Smart Grids), and Dan Millison, Consultant, ADB

  • Anupma Jain, Senior Urban Development Specialist, ADB

  • Biao HUANG, Senior Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB

  • Walter GE, Founder, Green Startups Accelerator

  • Yang LI, Director of Strategy and Consultation, Hunan International LCT Exchange Center

  • Can ZENG, COO, and Kefei LU, Deputy General Manager, Guizhou Tellhow-Treasurecarbon Smart Energy Exchange

  • Yong XU, Director, Innovative Low Carbon Development Center, Hunan (HILCC)

12:30 ~ 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 ~ 16:00Plenary 3: Green Finance: Delivering Projects

This session will invite both public and private financial institutions including multilateral development banks and development finance agencies, commercial banks, and equity funds to share their experience on identifying green projects, and addressing the additional green cost through green finance. Speakers will also discuss key challenges and solutions to balance sustainability and bankability in delivering green projects.

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

Panelists:
Green Financing : The Experience of Bangladesh
Dipal Barua, Founder & Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation (Bangladesh)

Green Bond Opportunities
Peter Ling-Vannerus, Chief Representative, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Sweden)

Financing Clean Energy Projects in Malaysia
Ernest Navaratnam, Chief Executive Officer, CENERGI Malaysia

Green Finance by ADB
Biao HUANG, Senior Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB

Michael WANG, Director, Sustainable investment, Alternatives, Deutsche Asset Management (Hongkong) Limited, DWS
16:00 ~ 16:30Afternoon Break
16:30 ~ 17:30Closing Plenary

Chair: Fan Zhang, Chairman, Innovative Low Carbon Development Center, Hunan

Part 1: Closing Keynote
Shi WANG, Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Board, China Vanke Co., Ltd.

Part 2: Summary and Closing remarks

  • Xiuhong GUO, Deputy Director General, Hunan Provincial Department of Finance

  • Zi TANG, Deputy Director, Development and Reform Commission of Hunan Province

  • Yongping ZHAI, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB

18:00 ~ 20:00Dinner
TimeProgram
09:00 ~ 12:30Site visit to Sany Group Smart Factory
12:30 ~ 14:00Lunch
14:00 ~ 18:00Site visit to BROAD Group Organic Farm and Mini Sky City (J-57)
18:00 ~ 20:00 Dinner

Transitioning Towards Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Low Carbon Technology will showcase global, regional, and country success stories in promoting the development of low carbon technologies. It seeks to spur greater levels of investments in low-carbon technology as well as stimulate both south-south and north-south knowledge sharing. Among the topics to be discussed are recent advanced global low-carbon technologies, lessons for promoting low carbon technology transfer, and investments to support low-carbon city development.

Organizers
  • Government of Hunan Province
  • National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, the PRC
Agenda
TimeProgram
08:30 – 09:00Registration

Brief meeting with senior officials of the Hunan Government (by invitation only)
09:00 – 11:00Opening Plenary

Part 1: Welcome Remarks (40 mins)

  • Mr. Guangrong Yang, Deputy Governor, Hunan Province, the PRC

  • Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Special Senior Advisor to the President, ADB

  • Mr. Gao Li, Director General, Department of Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission, the PRC

  • Mr. Ning Wang, Deputy Director-General, Public-Private Partnership Center, Ministry of Finance, the PRC


Part 2: Special Presentations (40mins)

  • Cooperation Achievements: (5 mins) Signing Ceremony for Phase 2 of Low Carbon City Cooperation between Hunan Development and Reform Commission and Institute for Sustainable Communities; Signing Ceremony between Ping’An Bank and Hunan Innovative Low Carbon Center (Participants attending the ceremony include leaders and experts from Hunan Provincial People’s Government, National Development and Reform Commission and ADB)

  • Introduction of “Along the Xiang River” by Hunan Green Volunteer Program and speech by representative (10 mins)

  • Official launch of the New Energy Leaders Program and the awarding ceremony (25mins)


Part 3: Opening Remarks (40mins)

  • Dr. Longping Yuan, Academician and the father of Hybrid Rice

  • Mr. Jie Feng, Vice-President, Ping’an Bank, the PRC

  • Mr. Wolfram Erhardt, Director, Beijing Office, KfW, Germany

  • Ms. Sandra Retzer, Head of Cluster, Sustainable Urbanization, Transportation and Energy, GIZ the PRC

11:00 – 11:15Morning Coffee Break
11:05 – 11:35Exhibition of Low-Carbon Technologies
Guided tour for participants
Vice Governor of Hunan Province accompanies the major guests to attend the exhibition
Venue: At Hotel 3A/3 Floors the Terrace
11:45 – 12:50Lunch Sponsored by KfW
13:00 – 14:00Session 1: Policies and Strategies for Promoting LCTs for Low Carbon City Development
The session aims to gather insights on effective national policies and strategies that promote low-carbon technology adoption and investment in cities, and support low-carbon city development path. It will focus on introducing successful policies and strategies in different countries and examples of countries encouraging and accelerating the development of LCCs.

Session Chair:
Mr. Xuedu Lu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, ADB

Panelists:

  • Mr. Guofeng Mao, Senior Advisor, RiskTec Projektledning (Sweden)

  • Ms. Enkhee Sainbuyan, Green Development Officer, Environment Agency of Ulaanbaatar City

  • Mr. Thawatchai Saengkhamsuk, Director of Strategy Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization

  • Mr. Jianhua Liao, Vice Mayor of Changsha, the PRC

  • Mr. Shu Zhu, Regional Director for East Asia, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

14:00 – 15:10Session 2: Low-Carbon Technologies for Cities: A Global Perspective
This session aims to set the scene for the Forum, taking into consideration recent global developments and future trend of lowcarbon technologies. It will explore its international impact and highlight the importance of international collaboration in empowering cities to adapt low carbon technologies.

Session Chair:
Mr. Yongping Zhai, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB

Keynote Speech: Global Energy Efficiency Indicators of Building and Transportation Sector
Mr. Cyril Cassisa, Project Manager, Global Energy Forecast Team, Enerdata, France

Panelists:

  • Ms. Mara Marthe Kleiner, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende, Germany

  • Ms. Xianli Zhu, Senior Economist, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Denmark

  • Mr. Angelo Amorelli, Global Head of Research, BP, United Kingdom

  • Mr. Naoki Sakai, Secretary General of Asia Solar Energy Forum and Advisor to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)

  • Mr. Ji Peng, Chief Executive Officer, Broad Group, the PRC

15:10 – 15:25Afternoon coffee break
15:25 – 16:25New Energy Leaders Program: Scaling Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Entrepreneurs
This session will feature seven leading young clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators that are shaping the future of the clean energy sector in Asia. They will discuss the practical challenges facing clean energy entrepreneurs in Asia, and to help key stakeholders better understand how they can support clean energy entrepreneurship & innovation in Asia.

Session Chair:

  • Ms. Jia Yu, Director, Department of International Development Cooperation, Center for New Structural Economics, Peking University

  • Mr. Angelo Amorelli, Global Head of Research, BP, United Kingdom



Panelists:
New Energy Leaders
16:25 – 17:35Session 3: Experience and Practice in Building Low Carbon Cities
This session will share the experience and lessons of selected cities in building LCCs through enhancing investment in LCTs, and discuss how to scale up LCT investment in city planning and development. Representatives of selected LCCs will be invited to share successful cases.

Session Chair:
Mr. Robert Guild, Director, East Asia Transport and Communications Division, ADB

Panelists:

  • Mr. Hongwei Yang, Secretary General, Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities, the PRC

  • Mr. Ho Hiang Kwee, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Mr. Yuji Kato, Deputy Director, International Environmental Strategies Division, City of Kitakyushu, Japan

  • Mr. Gregor Heilmann, Project manager, ProPotsdam GmbH, Germany

  • Mr. Shulong Peng, Deputy Secretary General of Xiangtan Municipal People’s Government, the PRC

18:30 – 20:00Welcome Banquet
Hosted by Hunan Provincial People’s Government
TimeProgram
08:30 – 09:00Registration
There will be two track round-tables on Day 2. The Grand Ballroom will be divided into two conference rooms. One can accommodate about 300 people and the other 150 people
09:00 – 10:30Session 4: Roadshow of Promising LCTs for Cities
This session serves as a showcase of available solutions which may have the potential to be further deployed in the Asia-Pacific, and aims to share the most recent deployment of low carbon technologies in urban systems, discuss how low carbon technologies can be adopted by cities and linked to Hunan province, and foster dialogue and collaboration between the PRC and foreign technology providers to gain better understandings of opportunities and challenges in each other’s markets.

Session Chair:
Dr. Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club, the PRC

Keynote Speech: Overview of Core Low-Carbon Technology for Low Carbon Cities
Mr. Yongping Zhai, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB

Enterprises:

  • Mr. Jingtao Xia, President, Zhejiang Loopmaster Energy, the PRC

  • Mr. Ling Cao, Chief Executive Officer, Chongqing AGS, the PRC

  • Mr. Jonas Törnblom, Founder, Envito AB, Sweden

  • Mr. Alex Koszo, Founder and Managing Director, Vecor; Hong Kong, China

  • Mr. Juntao Cui, Vice President, Equota Energy Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., the PRC

  • Mr. Aniruddha Sharma, Co-Founder& CEO, Carbon Clean Solutions, United Kingdom

10:30 – 10:50Morning Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:00Session 4 (continued): Roadshow of Promising LCTs for Cities

Session Chair:
Dr. Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club, the PRC

Enterprises:

  • Mr. Will Zhang, Overseas Division, Wasion Group, the PRC

  • Mr. Changyun Li, President, Sick Maihak China, the PRC

  • Mr. Ruslan Rakymbay, General Director, Primus Power Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan

  • Mr. Daniel Zhu, Founding Partner, Venergy, the PRC/Finland

  • Ms. Georgia Yexley, International Communications Manager, Mobike, the PRC

08:45 – 10:15Track Session 1: Promoting Low Carbon Pilot Projects and Near Zero Carbon Emissions
To promote low-carbon development, since 2010, the PRC has launched various low-carbon pilot projects in multiple batches in provinces, cities, industrial parks, residential communities and scenic spots. Through these efforts, different modes of innovation have been explored and technologies tailored to local conditions have been developed, accumulating not only samples and parameters but also experiences and lessons learned for achieving the PRC’s overall peaking target. In 2018, the PRC plans to carry out the pilot near-zero carbon emission zone demonstration project to explore the possibility and technical basis of “near-zero emission”. The purpose of this track session is to study how various types of technological innovation and progress can play a key role in low-carbon pilot projects under the guidance of the national mechanism and better support the PRC’s overall target of GHG reduction in the future.

Session Chair:
Ms. Xiu Yang, Principal, Policy and Regulation Department, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

Panelists

  • Mr. Gao Li, Director General, Department of Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission, the PRC

  • Mr. Derong Zhou, Deputy Director General, Development and Reform Commission of Zhenjiang Municipal People’s Government

  • Mr. Mingao Zhang, Deputy Director of Suzhou Industrial Park Management Committee

  • Mr. Robert Guild, Director, East Asia Transport and Communications Division, ADB

  • Mr. Lei Zhu, Vice President, ENN Group

10:15 – 10:30Morning Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00Track Session 1 (continued): Promoting Low Carbon Pilot Projects and Near-Zero Carbon Emissions Projects

Panelists:

  • Mr. Yiwen Yang, Mayor, Loudi Municipal People’s Government

  • Mr. Jianbo He, Executive Vice Mayor of Zhuzhou Municipal People’s Government

  • Mr. Zhanqiang Guo, Deputy Secretary General, China Association of Circular Economy

  • Dr. Qiang Feng, China Datang Corporation Science and Technology Research Institute

  • Mr. Steven Zeng, China Country Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities

12:00 – 13:20Lunch
13:30 – 14:50Session 5: Innovative Financing Instruments for LCT Investment
This session will introduce the successful cases of innovative financing instruments in supporting low carbon technology investment, and the challenges to its wide application.

Session Chair:
Ms. Yao Wang, Director of International Institute of Green Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics, and Deputy Secretary-General, PRC Green Finance Committee

Panelists:

  • Ms. Helen He, China Climate Finance Lead / Banking Specialist, International Finance Corporation

  • Mr. Andreas Honcamp, Principal Project Manager, Sector Division Urban Development and Mobility East Asia, KFW Germany

  • Ms. Yihong Wang, Senior Investment Officer, ADB PRC Resident Mission

  • Ms. Xiumei Duan, Head of BTH I&G Green Financing Platform, Deputy Manager, Legal Affairs Center, China National Investment & Guaranty Corporation, the PRC

  • Mr. Zhongwei Tao, General Manager, Finance Department for Energy and Mineral Resource (Shanghai), Ping’An Bank, the PRC

  • Ms. Qi Lu, Strategy and Research Partner, Tsing Capital, the PRC

14:50 – 15:10Afternoon Coffee Break
15:10 – 16:20Session 6: The Role of Business in Scaling Urban Low-Carbon Technologies
This session will explore how large companies are partnering with cities and other stakeholders to scale development and deployment of urban low-carbon technologies. Presenters from leading large companies will showcase practical examples, and share their learnings and experiences. This will be followed by a discussion about how cities and business can work more closely together, and develop new and more collaborative types of partnerships.

Session Chair:
Mr. Sasank Goli, Principal Consultant and Director, Ecogy Cleantech

Panelists:

  • Mr. Zheng Zhou, Operation Manager/Senior Consultant Representative, Cities Center of Competence Asia, Siemens

  • Mr. Wei Chen, Deputy Manager, CECEP Building Energy Conservation Co., the PRC

  • Mr. Xiaozhou Zhou, Party Secretary and General Manager of Changsha, BYD the PRC

  • Mr. Yueping Xiao, General Manager, Business Division, Shanghai Landleaf Architecture Technology Co., the PRC

  • Mr. Angelo Amorelli, Global Head of Research, BP, United Kingdom

  • Mr. Joseph Van Der Erst, Chair, Energy Working Group, EU Chamber of Commerce

13:30 – 16:00Track Session 2: Urban Forestry Development Experience Sharing
This session will discuss how to, under the framework of ecological development, effectively enhance the sustainable regional forestry development and wetland conservation and restoration, realize the ecological functions of forests and wetlands, facilitate low-carbon city development and promote low-carbon forestry technology and products through technological innovation of forestry carbon sequestration and carbon accounting technologies and methods. Representatives of forestry research institutions and enterprises will share experience in: (1) low-carbon forestry technology innovation and applications; (2) carbon sink forest: planning and design, monitoring and accounting methods and carbon trade.

Session Chair:
Changzhu Li, President of Hunan Academy of Forestry

Part I Expert Report (130 minutes)

  • The PRC’s Forest Carbon Sink and Its Role in Meeting the Climate Change Challenge – Zhuxiong Wang, Former Director General, Department of Afforestation and Greening,the State Forestry Administration

  • Forest Carbon Sink: Afforestation Technology, Monitoring, Accounting and Project Management – Xuhui Ouyang, Party Secretary of Hunan Forest Inventory and Planning Institute

  • Forest Carbon Trade and Ecological Development – Jinliang Li, Executive President, Chinese Institute Of Green Carbon

  • New Concept of Urban Forestry and Forest Management – Alfred Pitterle, Professor, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

  • Conservation and Restoration Technologies for Wetland and Its Carbon Sink Function – Canming Zhang,Director, ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center

  • Forestry Biomass Engineering Low-carbon Technologies and Prospects – Changzhu Li, President of Hunan Academy of Forestry


Part II Carbon Neutrality Ceremony (10 minutes)

  • Chinese Institute Of GreenCarbon announces the carbon footprint and carbon neutrality plan

  • Awarding Ceremony

  • Donation Ceremony


Part III Signing Ceremony of Hunan’s First Batch of Forest Carbon Sink Projects (10 minutes)

  • Carbon Administration Office of Hunan Provincial Department of Forestry introduces Hunan’s first batch of forest carbon sink projects and the purchase order

  • Signing Ceremony

16:30 – 17:30Closing Plenary

Session Chair:
Mr. Xuedu Lu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, ADB

Part 1: Introduction (5 mins)

Part 2: Closing Keynote (20 mins)

  • Mr. Abdul Matheen Mohamed, Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Maldives

  • Mr. Shunxi Peng, Deputy Director General, the Forestry Department of Hunan Province


Part 3: Closing Remarks (35 mins)

  • Leader of the Hunan Department of Finance (PRC)

  • Mr. Zhenhong Zhou, Deputy Director General, Development and Reform Commission of Hunan Province (PRC)

  • Mr. Yongping Zhai, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB


Raffle drawing
17:30End of Forum

Building Partnerships for Low Carbon Technology Promotion

ADB through its Climate Technology Finance Center (CTFC) has been working with Hunan Province, the PRC initially to provide assistance in mainstreaming climate technologies into their provincial development and investment plans. Since then, CTFC has expanded its involvement in Hunan to the setting up of a low carbon technology venture capital fund, establishing an accelerator program to mentor early stage clean technology start-up entrepreneurs, and helping create a low carbon technology network and market platform.

On 22 September 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation to promote climate technology development and deployment was signed by ADB and the Hunan Development and Reform Commission (Hunan DRC) in Changsha, Hunan, the PRC. As part of the MoU, both sides agreed to work together to host an international forum on low carbon technology at Changsha, Hunan in 2016 with the aim of promoting international cooperation on low carbon technology.

2016 marks the 30th year for ADB and the PRC cooperation and a series of events will be held to celebrate this 30-year partnership in working towards reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth and sustainable development. This summit is one of the activities to commemorate this important milestone.

Agenda:
Time Program
8:30 ~ 9:00Registration

Brief meeting with senior officials of the Hunan Government (by invitation only)
9:00 ~ 10:10Opening Session and Keynote Address

Opening Remarks:

  • Governor, Government of Hunan Province

  • Mr. Bambang Susantono, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB


Keynote Address:

  • Mr. Yong Zhang, Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, the PRC

  • Mr. Xu Hongcai, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

  • Barbara Woodward, Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Dame, DCMG OBE, United Kingdom

  • Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Regional Department, ADB

10:10 ~ 10:50Special Presentations:

  • Changsha Declaration – Asia-Pacific Low Carbon Technology Promotion Initiatives

  • Pilot Hunan Clean Technology Venture Capital: Eco-Artisan Work Fund

  • Hunan International Low Carbon Technology Trading Center


Signing Ceremonies between:

  • Greenovator Incubator and Google Idvert

  • Ping’An Environmental Protection Co. Ltd and Yurim Tech Co., Ltd (Korea)


Launching of the Collection of 50 Emerging Climate Technologies

Presentation of ADB-TusPark Cleantech Competition Winners
10:50 ~ 11:20Coffee & Tea Break
11:20 ~ 11:50Parallel Exhibition on Low Carbon Technologies: Guided Tour for Senior Officials
Museum of Changsha City
12:00 ~ 14:00Lunch
14:00 ~ 15:30Session 1: Strategies and Plans for Implementing Paris Agreement and the Demand for Low Carbon Technology
The session will provide an overview of the strategies and plans of governments in implementing the Paris Agreement; and the demands for low carbon technology development and transfer, including challenges faced and possible solutions.

Session Chair: Mr. Robert Guild, Director, Transport and Communications Division, East Asia Department, ADB

Panelists:

  • Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, Manager, Technology, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat

  • Ms. Miao Hong, Energy Program Lead, World Resources Institute

  • Mr. Yongping Zhai, Technical Advisor (Energy), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

  • Representative, National Development and Reform Commission, the PRC

  • Mr. Shi Zhengrong, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia; and Founder, Suntech Power

15:30 ~ 16:00Coffee & Tea Break
16:00 ~ 17:30Session 2: National Initiatives in Promoting Low Carbon Technology Development and Investments
The session will focus on best practices, challenges, and enabling environment at the national level that help promote development, deployment, and investments in low carbon technologies as well as prospects for their future demand.

Session Chair: Mr. Wang Jun, Director General, Center for International Statistics and Information, National Bureau of Statistics China

Panelists:

  • Mr. Wu Yuanbin, Director General, Department of S&T for Social Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, the PRC

  • Mr. Rupert Ainley, Head of China Climate Change and Energy Network, British Embassy

  • Mr. Xianbing Liu, Senior Policy Researcher, Kansai Research Centre, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

  • Mr. H.K. Sikri, Additional General Manager (Climate Change), Ministry of Power, India

  • Mr. Steve Winkates, Director of Program Management, East Asia Region, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

  • Ms. Hongzhi Liu, Deputy Director General, Department of Science, Technology and Standards, Ministry of Environmental Protection, the PRC

18:30 ~ 19:30Welcome Banquet
Hosted by the Government of Hunan
20:00 ~ 21:00Welcome Concert
Hosted by the Government of Hunan
08:30 ~ 9:00Registration
09:00 ~ 10:30Session 3: International Initiatives in Promoting Low Carbon Technology Development and Investments
The session will focus on the initiatives launched by multinational organizations in promoting low carbon technology development and transfer, and the best practices, challenges, and experience.

Session Chair: Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, Manager, Technology, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat

Panelists:

  • Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network

  • Mr. Hongbing Chen, Director of WIPO Office in the PRC, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  • Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Programme Officer, Regional Office for Asia Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Mr. Stefan Henningsson, Senior Advisor, Climate Innovations, WWF

  • Ms. Yuan Ying, Head of the Climate and Energy Unit, Greenpeace East Asia

  • Representative of an International Organization

10:30 ~ 11:00Coffee & Tea Break
The remaining Day Two Agenda will feature 2 Parallel Track Sessions:

Track A will focus on the elements for creating an enabling environment for low carbon technology development and promotion (Target audience: government officials, financial academic experts).

Track B will feature experiences in developing and deploying low carbon technologies (Target audience: business and investment managers, financial and academic experts).
11:00 ~ 12:30Track A. Session 1: Role of Financial Institutions in Low Carbon Technology Development and Promotion
This session will showcase experiences of financial institutions in supporting low carbon technology investment, including initiatives, plans, financial instruments applied, and key issues and factors for decision making in investment.

Session Chair: Mr. Wang Ning, Deputy Director General, Public-Private Partnerships Center, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

Panelists:

  • Ms. Masako Ogawa, Senior Environment Specialist, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

  • Mr. Rob Fowler, Head of Certification, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Mr. Heung Woo Lee, Senior Director, Korea Technology Finance Corporation

  • Ms. Chen Yaqin, Deputy Director of Market Development, China Industrial Bank

  • Mr. Anthony Lam, Managing Director, Asia Climate Partners (ACP)

  • Ms. Judy Li, Green Finance Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

  • Mr. Wen Gang, Director of Research and Development, China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (CCDMF)

11:00 ~ 12:30Track B. Session 2: Introduction of Climate Technology Startups and Assessment of Potential for Investment
This session will introduce the top climate technology startups from the joint ADBTusPark Cleantech Competition and the Hunan Cleantech Competition. After a brief presentation by each startup, a panel of investors and technology experts will offer feedback on the potential opportunity for investments for each.

Session Chair: Mr. Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club

Panelists:

  • Ms. Jing Xiao, Director, TusStar Incubator Research Center

  • Mr. Nan Chen, Chief Investment Officer of Central China, Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd.

  • Mr. Walter Ge, Director, Institute for Environment and Development (IED)

  • Mr. Haisheng Wang, Cleantech Investment Specialist

  • Mr. Xiaochen Zhang, Founding partner, New Development Ventures

  • Mr. Daniel Hersson, Consultant, ADB



Climate Technology Startups:

  • BluePHA

  • Carbon Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

  • EQuota Energy Technology (China) Co., Ltd.

  • Libralato

  • Pionvasion

12:30 ~ 14:00Lunch
14:00 ~ 15:30Track A. Session 3: Building a Low Carbon Technology Network in Asia-Pacific
This session will highlight the experiences and challenges of establishing national designated entities (NDEs), as well as the role NDEs and technology centre partners of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) have in facilitating an enabling environment and stimulating greater investments for low carbon technologies in the region.

Session Chair: Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Programme Officer, Regional Office for Asia Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Panelists:

  • Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network

  • CTCN NDE country representatives

  • CTCN Consortium Partner and Network Members

14:00 ~ 15:30Track B. Session 4: Introduction of Emerging Low Carbon Technologies and Assessment of Potential for Investment
This session will introduce selected entrepreneurs from the collection of 50 Emerging Climate Technologies. After a brief presentation by each startup, a panel of investors and technology experts will offer feedback on the potential opportunity for investments for each.

Session Chair: Mr. Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club

Panelists:

  • Ms. Jing Xiao, Director, TusStar Incubator Research Center

  • Mr. Nan Chen, Chief Investment Officer of Central China, Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd.

  • Mr. Walter Ge, Director, Institute for Environment and Development (IED)

  • Mr. Haisheng Wang, Cleantech Investment Specialist

  • Mr. Xiaochen Zhang, Founding partner, New Development Ventures

  • Mr. Daniel Hersson, Consultant, ADB



Climate Technology Entrepreneurs
15:30 ~ 16:00Coffee & Tea Break
16:00 ~ 17:30Track A. Session 5: Role of a Low Carbon Technology Platform in Climate Technology Transfer
This session will discuss functions and value-addition of low carbon technology platforms including the experiences and challenges of existing programs.

Session Chair: Mr. Wang Can, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Planning and Management, Tsinghua University

Panelists:

  • Mr. Sasank Goli, Chief Executive Officer, IPEx Cleantech Asia

  • Mr. Rong Xu, Chief Executive Officer, Umore Group

  • Mr. Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club

  • Mr. Carl Geng, Managing Director, China Cleantech Accelerator

  • Mr. Lin Qiu, Executive Director, International Low-Carbon Clean Technology Collaboration and Communication Platform (ICTP) (To be confirmed)

  • Mr. Fan Zhang, Senior Advisor, Hunan International Low Carbon Technology Exchange Center

16:00 ~ 17:30Track B. Session 6: Experience of Low Carbon Technology Development and Industrialization by Business Sectors
This session will discuss the challenges, lessons learned and future directions of business entities (private and public) as they pursue low carbon technology development and deployment.

Panelists:

  • Mr. Wen Hui, CEO, Tus Holdings Clean Energy Group

  • Mr. Jun Tang, Director of Power Industry, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

  • Mr. Robert Huang, Director, New Market and Program Development, GE Power

  • Mr. Huang Bo, Vice President, Broad Homes Industrial International Construction Co., Ltd.

  • Mr. Xiao Jiangping, President, Hunan Hualing Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Co., Ltd.

17:30 ~ 18:00Concluding Session: Future Directions for Cooperation in Low Carbon Technology Investment

Session Chair: Mr. Xuedu Lu, Advisor, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Closing Remarks:

  • Mr. Jianxin Zheng, Director General, Hunan Department of Finance A-P Summit on LCT

  • Mr. Yongping Zhai, Technical Advisor (Energy), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

  • Mr. Zhenhong Zhou, Deputy Director General, Development and Reform Commission of Hunan Province

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