Time of Event

Day One: 14:00-18:00 Tokyo time / 13:00-17:00 Manila time
Day Two: 14:00-18:30 Tokyo time / 13:00-17:30 Manila time

Summary

Economies in Asia and the Pacific are increasingly committing to the goal of carbon neutrality, in-line with the Paris Agreement on climate change and outcomes of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Cohosted by the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), East Asia Forum 2022 explored the next steps for achieving decarbonization in Asia and the Pacific, drawing upon lessons from East Asia.  

The discussion focused on the progress, limitations, and possible measures of:

  • Effective decarbonization policies
  • Financing decarbonization
  • Air pollution management and carbon-neutral city development
  • Low carbon rural development
Objectives
  • Introduce decarbonization principles
  • Showcase key lessons from selected projects
  • Examine challenges and opportunities related to the pursuit of carbon neutrality and rural prosperity
  • Highlight effective policy development and its implications
Target Participants
  • Policy makers and experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations, as well as interested members of the public
Output
  • Greater understanding of decarbonization principles
  • Enhanced understanding of policy needs and solutions for promoting sustainable green finance and the transition toward decarbonization in Asia and the Pacific
  • Knowledge and experience-sharing pertaining to the development of carbon-neutral cities and low-carbon rural areas
Partners
  • East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

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