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Sustainable Development Transition Forum
13 - 15 March 2018
Jeju, Republic of Korea

In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals were adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, aiming to "stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace (and Justice), and Partnerships". The established SDGs call for concerted and collective action from developing and developed countries alike and can be achieved by pursuing economic growth; addressing various social needs such as education, health, gender equality, and job opportunities; while simultaneously tackling climate change and environmental degradation.

Against this backdrop, the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Green Economy for Sustainable Development is being organized by UNOSD, Coalition for Our Common Future (COCF), Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and Jeju Self-governing Province. This EGM is designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience regarding the relationships between Green Economy and Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting will showcase strong examples of how and why the promotion of low carbon development is a successful policy measure in realizing SDGs.

Concept Note
Concept Note (Updated as of 09 March 2018)

Field Trip Information (Updated as of 07 March 2018)

Information Note
Information Note (Updated as of 26 February 2018)

Information Note (Returning Home) (Updated as of 09 March 2018)

Restaurant list

Reservation Form
List of Participants (Updated as of 09 March 2018)

Day One - 13 March 2018
Opening Session
  • Opening remarks, Jong Soo Yoon, Head of Office, UNOSD
  • Welcoming remarks, Sang-Hyup Kim, Chairman, Coalition for Our Common Future / Visiting Professor, KAIST
  • Congratulatory remarks, Suk-Woo Kim, Chairman, Seoul International Law Academy / Former Vice Minister of Unification, Korea
  • Keynote remarks, Hee-ryong Won, Governor, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
Session 1: Green Economy as a Pathway to Achieve SDGs

    Moderator: Sang-Hyup Kim, Chairman, Coalition for Our Common Future Visiting Professor, KAIST

  • Low Carbon Economy as a way of achieving SDGs - Suh-Yong Chung, Professor, Korea University / Director, Center for Climate Sustainable Development, Law and Policy
  • Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Diversification - Clovis Freire Junior, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Cooperation among Asian and European Countries on SDGs - Grazyna Pulawska, Project Manager, Asia-Europe Foundation
Session 2: Planning Low Carbon Development
Session 3 : Financing for Low Carbon Development

Day Two - 14 March 2018
Session 4 : International Experiences in the Implementation of Low Carbon Development
Session 5 : National Experiences in the Implementation of Low Carbon Development I
Session 6 : National Experiences in the Implementation of Low Carbon Development II

Day Three - 15 March 2018
Session 7: Way forward - Sharing Best Practices of Green Economy for SDGs

    Moderator: Jong-Soo Yoon, Head of Office, United Nations Office for Sustainable Development

  • Wrap Up / Conclusion
  • Field trip
Pictures from the event can be found here.

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