【Invite-only】2021 Sustainable City Forum

2021-03-24 13:30 2021-03-24 18:15
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2021/03/24(Wed) 13:30 ~ 18:15 (GMT+8)


South Garden Hotels and Resorts, Taoyuan


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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.



13:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:50

Networking Session

14:50 - 15:30

Opening Ceremony


Taoyuan City Mayor, Cheng Wen-Tsan

Gino Van Begin, Secretary General of ICLEI

Vijay Jagannathan, Secretary General of CityNet

Yasuo Takahashi, Executive Director of IGES

Jordan Matthew Tank, Director of Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Project Preparation at EBRD

President Tsai Ing-Wen(TBC)

15:30 - 15:40

Video : SCF Rewind

15:40 - 16:40

Session 1 : Green Transition & Renewable Energy


Chairman : Taoyuan Mayor, Cheng Wen-Tsan

Jean-François Casabonne-Masonnave,Director of French Office in Taipei

Dr. Thomas Prinz,Director General of German Institute Taipei

Dr.Thomas JÜRGENSEN,Head of Trade Section of European Economic and Trade Office Head of Office of European Economic and Trade Office

Bartosz Ryś,Acting Head of Polish Office in Taipei

Giuseppe Izzo,ECCT LCI Steering Committee MD Taiwan & VP, Asia Pacific Region STMicroelectronics Ltd.


Lin Tze-Luen ICDI

16:40 - 16:50

Tea Break

16:50 - 17:55

Session 2: Eco-Mobility & Eco-Logistics


Chair : Deputy SG of Taoyuan, Chiu Junn-Ming

Lu Li-The, Director General of Department of Environmental Protection, Taoyuan

Delegate of Semarang City

Pascal VIAUD, Ambassador of Grenoble-Alpes Metropole

Sudarmanto Budi Nugroho, Research Manager of IGES

Lee Yen Hui, Councilor of Hsinchu City Council

Josephine Allan, Director of Integrated Marketing & Sales for BIXI

Head of Sales Taiwan & ASEAN, TPU, Covestro (Taiwan) Ltd.,Edy Chen


Chao Kung-Yueh ICDI
Executive Director

17:55 - 18:00




Taoyuan City Government

International Climate Development Institute


ECCT Low Carbon Initiative (LCI)