Virtual Event – 2020 Northeast Asia Policy Dialogue Forum: Perspectives on Sustainable Infrastructure Cooperation in the Era of Covid-19

Event: December 1-3, 2020, Seoul, South Korea

Watch the Forum’s framing session

With the advent of the recent intertwined global crises from the Arctic meltdown to increasing wildfires, and now Covid-19, an action for climate change and sustainable development no longer is perceived as an act for future consideration, but an imminent emergency to save our lives and the economy. Among many causes that have precipitated global warming, material production accounts for more than a fifth of global total emissions which are mostly used in construction projects according to UNESCAP. Against this backdrop, the 2020 Northeast Asia Policy Dialogue Forum focused on sustainable infrastructure from the national and regional perspectives.

Organized jointly by KDI School of Public Policy and Management and The Asia Foundation, this forum aims to catalyze sustainable infrastructure initiatives as means to achieving regional cooperation by facilitating the exchange of ideas among key opinion leaders in China, Japan, Mongolia, and Korea.

Jung Hun Cho, Member of the National Assembly, President of Transition Korea Party, Republic of Korea / former Member of the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation
Tae Yong Jung, Professor of Sustainable Development, Yonsei University / former Principal Climate Change Specialist, ADB

Related locations: Japan, Korea, Mongolia
Related programs: Environment and Climate Action, Regional and International Relations
Related topics: Covid-19

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