ADB Side Event at COP 17: The Economics of Climate Change and Low-Carbon Growth Strategies in Northeast Asia and the Pacific


ADB has launched a series of regional studies on the economics of climate change to help enable Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to arrive at important policy decisions concerning climate change adaptation and mitigation and green growth.


The ADB side event will present preliminary findings of two regional studies on the economics of climate change in Northeast Asia and the Pacific. The studies address the costs of both mitigation and adaptation measures; and also include policy recommendations on regional cooperation and promotion of green growth.

Expected outputs

Representatives of country delegations will have a deeper understanding of the economics of climate change in the regions, including the costs of climate change action and inaction. ADB delegates will gain feedback on the studies and relevant knowledge on the key issues and aspects of the global climate negotiations.

Target participants

Representatives from government delegations, climate change specialists from IGOs and NGOs, business sector leaders, and media.

Resource speakers

  • Hon. Gansukh Luimed, Minister of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia
  • Hon. Thompson Harokaq’veh, Minister of Environment and Conservation, Papua New Guinea
  • Hyung Hwan Joo, Secretary General of Presidential Committee on Green Growth of the Republic of Korea
  • Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB,
  • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
  • Jiankun He, Vice-Chairman of the National Panel on Climate Change, People’s Republic of China
  • Yeon Cheol Yoo, Director- General, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Damdin Dagvadorj, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Mongolia
  • Feturi Elisaia, Climate Change Ambassador, Samoa