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Presentation on Asia-Europe Cooperation for Low Carbon Development at COP24

(Photo courtesy of the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP))

Ms Melissa Low, ESI Research Fellow, participated in a side event at the Korean Pavilion titled “Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development” organized by the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum), the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP) and United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 10 December 2018.

The side event saw opening remarks delivered by Mr Kak-Soo Shin, Senior Advisor, CSDLAP & Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea as well as congratulatory remarks by Ms Young Sook Yoo, Co-President, Climate Change Center (CCC) & Former Minister of Environment of Republic of Korea. The keynote was delivered by Mr Frank Rijsberman, Director-General at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) based in Seoul, Korea. 

(Photo courtesy of the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP))

Melissa presented alongside Mr Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Head of Strategy and Planning of Green Climate Fund (GCF); Ms Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) London Office and Professor Suh-Yong Chung, Director, CSDLAP & Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University. Her presentation focused on Singapore and Southeast Asia’s efforts in accelerating climate action and collaboration towards low carbon development. In particular, Melissa highlighted Singapore’s Year of Climate Action and the Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change (SAMCA) and Expanded Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change (E-SAMCA) held in Singapore in July 2018. The closing remarks were delivered by Dr Jong-Soo Yoon, Head, United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD).

The side event was attended by over 50 participants.

(Posted on 11 December 2018)