Introduction

As a Board member under the architecture of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Korea (MoEF) is a leading opinion leader. Amidst the post COVID-19 crisis, the ministry has recently announced the New Deal Policy while the Korea Development Bank (KDB) has been under institutional restructuring of its system and financial products accordingly as the government policy arm. Therefore, the MOEF shall host an intellectually engaging event, ‘Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on Green New Deal Projects’ under the theme of Climate Finance, Technology, Entrepreneurship – Building Asia-Pacific Back Better via Global Green New Deal.

 

The GCF has recently set up an ambitious strategic goal to promote climate technology transfer and innovation in emerging markets whilst proactively promoting a first-ever climate technology focused initiative in partnership with KDB, an accredited entity based in Seoul – i.e. Collaborative R&DB Programme for Promoting the Innovation of Climate Technopreneurship. The seminar therefore aims to strengthen a strategic partnership between key stakeholders in exploring the most effective and collaborative ways of climate technology development and transfer in response to adverse impacts of climate change. Above all, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines (in alphabetical order) are of the very important partner countries as for the significant global initiative of Korea and the GCF for sure that the event will function as a firm foundation of assessing the local

2nd March 2021
13:00-16:00 (Cambodia, Laos) / 14:00-17:00 (Philippines) / 15:00-18:00 (Korea)

Live streaming on YouTube with Zoom Conference (invite-only with an exclusive access)

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Republic of Korea

Korea Development Bank, Global Green Growth Institute

Programme

Time Content Speakers & Panelists
15:00-15:20

(Korea Standard Time)


14:00-14:20

(Philippines Time)


13:00-13:20

(Cambodia/Laos Time)

Opening Remarks Welcome Invitation from NDAs
Ji Young CHOI Director, Green Climate Policy Division, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Republic of Korea (5’)
Ms. Rachel Anne Herrera Commissioner, Climate Change Commission (5’)
Mr. Phouvong LUANGXAYSANA Director General of Department of Planning and Finance, MONRE (5’)
Mr. SUM Thy Deputy Secretary General, General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment (5’)
15:20-16:20

(Korea Standard Time)


14:20-15:20

(Philippines Time)


13:20-14:20

(Cambodia/Laos Time)

[Session 1]

Panel Discussion: Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis for a Strategic Partnership with Korea
Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis to Promote Climate Resilience under a Strategic Partnership with Korea
Moderator
Juhern Kim Co-founder of Greenpreneurs / Country Representative to the Philippines, GGGI
Plenary Presentation
“Importance of the Private Sector and Entrepreneurship to Accelerate Financing Climate Technology Innovation in Emerging Markets”
Leo Hyoungkun Park Financial Institutions Manager, GCF Private Sector Facility (5’)
Panel Discussion
“Emerging Market’s Climate Tech Innovation: Status Quo and Potentials”
Dr. Vanmunin Chhieng CEO, Khmer Enterprise (5’)
Mr. Viboon Sithimolada CEO, Xanglao Engineering (5’)
Katrina Rausa Chan Executive Director, IdeaSpace-QBO (5’)
“Sharing a Global Investment Trend and Opportunities about Climate Tech Innovation”
Yongmin Kim Managing Partner, Enlight Ventures (5’)
“The Strategic Plans of the Korean Government to Support Market-driven Climate Actions in Emerging Markets”
TBD Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea (5’)
“KOICA’s Experience and Strategy for Global Green New Deal ODA”
Dohyun Park Senior Climate Change Specialist, KOICA (5’)
“Early-stage Intervention of the Green Business: Experience and Lessons Learned”
Hyoung Gun Wang Program Manager of the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund, World Bank (5’)
Q&A Session
16:30-17:30

(Korea Standard Time)


15:30-16:30

(Philippines Time)


14:30-15:30

(Cambodia/Laos Time)

Coffee Break
16:30-17:30

(Korea Standard Time)


15:30-16:30

(Philippines Time)


14:30-15:30

(Cambodia/Laos Time)

[Session 2]

Building Capacity Beyond Needs Assessment
Presentation 1. Green finance for innovative industrial development (20’)
“Financing and Investing in Green Transformation toward a Low-carbon Economy and Industrial Structure Adjustment”
Wook-Sang AHN Head of KDB Climate Business Team
Presentation 2. Enterprise Knowledge on Climate Finance (20’)
“Enhancing Access to Climate Finance for Asia”
John McGinley Founder and Managing Partner at Mekong Strategic Partners
Presentation 3. Enterprise Knowledge on Entrepreneurship (20’)
“Navigating the Global Start-up Ecosystem and Implications for Asia”
Eli David Co-founder/CEO at StartupBlink
17:30-17:40

(Korea Standard Time)


16:30-16:40

(Philippines Time)


15:30-15:40

(Cambodia/Laos Time)

Concluding Remarks Ho CHOI General Manager, ESG·New Deal Planning Department, KDB (5’)
Jin Young KIM Director for Asia, GGGI (5’)

Speakers

Board

Registration

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Background

The Korean government has fully committed to contributing to the effort of tackling the global climate crisis as a signatory of the Paris Agreement. This commitment is communicated through its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), in which Korea is determined to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% from the business-as-usual (BAU) level by 2030. Further, Korea is also determined to increase the country and partners’ resiliency towards climate change as evidenced by its established national climate adaptation plan and a range of global initiatives. Korea particularly treasures its friendship and partnership with Asia-Pacific countries as strategic and major key partners for intensive economic and industrial cooperation to unlock unmeasurable great potential. In the near future, the collaboration is particularly required for bringing about blooming entrepreneurship ecosystems in an active response to climate change and its adverse impacts.