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COP23 event: Accelerating south-south and triangular cooperation to bridge the climate technology gap

Date: 
8 November 2017

Republic of Korea Pavilion, Bonn Zone, Bonn, Germany

South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation have emerged as key modalities for facilitating climate technology transfer. In fact, the countries of the South are turning to these partnerships to share their knowledge, policies and best practices. Southern countries are increasingly turning to the United Nations system for support to capitalize on the opportunities afforded by South-South and triangular partnerships. Launched jointly by the Executive Office of the Secretary-general and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the Southern Climate Partnership Incubator (SCPI) initiative is an example of a triangular cooperation platform accelerating south-south cooperation on climate change.

Programme:

13:00-13:05 Congratulatory Remarks -  Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, Director, CTCN
13:05-13:15 Presentation 1. Korea’s Direction for Global Climate Technology Cooperation -  Dr. Suil Kang, Expert Adviser, Ministry of Science and ICT
13:15-13:30 Presentation 2. International Trends and Challenges on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Climate Technology -   Dr. Xiaohua, Zhang, Manager, Climate and Sustainable Development Programme, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
13:30-13:45 Presentation 3. Implications from the Asia Pacific Climate Technology Gap Mapping Report and Ways to Accelerate South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Climate Technology Gaps -  Dr. Woosung Lee, Research Fellow, STEPI
13:45-15:00 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Woosung Lee
Panelists:
 -  Dr. Maxwell Otim Onapa, Deputy Executive Secretary Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Uganda
-  Mr. Nguyen Van Huy, Director, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam
-  Ms. Supak Virunhakarun, Policy Specialist, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Thailand
-  Mr. Frederic Hans, Climate Policy Analysist, NewClimate Institute, Germany
- Dr. Wenjia CAI, Tsinghua University, China
-  Dr. Sara Lærke Meltofte Trærup, Senior Economist, UNEP-DTU Partnership
-  Mr. Virender Duggal, Principal Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank
-  Mr. Jason Spensley, Manager, Green Climate Fund

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