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 fifth of global total emission which
are mostly used in construction projects according to UNESCAP.
Against this backdrop,
the 2020 Northeast Asia Policy Dialogue Forum will focus 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.
Among the 5 sessions, we would like to invite you to the framing session titled
“Opportunities and Challenges of Northeast Asia’s Sustainable Infrastructure Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic World.”
A consecutive 4 closed sessions will be followed for 3 days, for producing recommendations to be shared with the public.