2021/03/24(Tue) 13:30 ~ 18:00 (GMT+8)
Broadcasting, Full English
The Sustainable City Forum is one of the major annual events of Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE). Since its first meeting in 2017, the forum has received worldwide positive feedback every year. With an aim to achieve SDG11, Taoyuan City Government, SCSE, ICDI, ICLEI KCC and ECCT LCI hope to bring together the smart solutions in renewable energy, energy efficiency, green finance, circular economy, and Eco-mobility via this forum.
Under the theme of Sustainable Recovery, the 2021 Sustainable City Forum inviting more than 200 leaders from Taiwan and the globe to join, is divided into two sessions: "Green Transition & Renewable Energy" and "Eco-Mobility & Eco-Logistics". In the first session, we invite representatives from the public and private sectors to share their experiences in promoting urban development through green transition and increased use of renewable energy. The green transition depends on the development and diffusion of new technological, economic, social and business model innovations. These include electricity production and storage, buildings, transportation, waste management, and environmental remediation. In the second session, we will discuss how to implement and strengthen cooperation between local governments and the private sector on green mobility and green logistics. With urban development in progress, cities are facing major transportation issues. Providing green infrastructure through Public-Private Partnership can help to reduce carbon emissions and lead cities toward sustainable development. Based on this viewpoint, Eco-Mobility and Eco-Logistics prioritize developing sustainable transportation and urban freight solutions that are environmentally friendly and socially inclusive.
In order to accelerate the process of carbon reduction, the Secretary General of the United Nations launched the "Race to Zero Campaign" at the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit 2019. The aim of this campaign is to encourage governments to strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement ahead of COP 26. Based on this objective, the campaign mobilized more than 454 cities from 120 countries to join the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. In the year 2020, the world economy declined by the impact of COVID-19. Therefore, local governments might prioritize economic recovery in 2021. In response to this tendency, the Sustainable City Forum is leading the calls for cities to achieve the sustainable recovery as their goals.
Despite the global pandemic, we sincerely invite cities, businesses, and experts around the world to attend the event and share their experiences through both offline and online channels.