Kaohsiung Smart & Sustainable City Forum and ICLEI Member Assembly

2023-03-30 12:30 2023-03-30 17:40
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Kaohsiung Exhibition Center 3F,Meeting Room NO. 305


Physical Forum

"The Smart & Sustainable City Forum" is one of the key events of the Kaohsiung Smart City Forum and Exhibition. Since its inception in 2017, it has received widespread attention, aiming to facilitate the exchange and cooperation of smart solutions in energy management, green finance, circular economy, nature-based solutions, climate adaptation, and sustainable transportation among urban representatives, industry leaders, and academia from Taiwan and around the world to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Organized by the Kaohsiung City Government, Kaohsiung Smart City Project Office, SCSE, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, and International Climate Development Institute, the "2023 Kaohsiung Smart and Sustainable City Summit" will also be jointly held with ICLEI's 10th anniversary member meeting in Taiwan.

In addition to the representatives of the three major international sustainable smart city leadership organizations: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, CityNet, and the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO), many senior representatives of international cities have been invited to participate in the summit to engage in dialogue and exchange experiences on the development of smart applications at the city level. The summit will also be divided into two sub-sessions, "Smart City Digital Transformation" and "Sustainable City Zero Net Transformation," in line with the theme of the 2023 Smart City Exhibition.

In order to echo the two global initiatives of "Cities Race to Zero" and "Cities Race to Resilience," the organizers hope to lead cities to shift their focus from setting goals and displaying ambitions for sustainable development to launching policy implementation and transformative action plans. Key funding and fiscal support will be highlighted, with a special invitation to a representative from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's Sustainable Infrastructure Policy Department to share the institution's investment policy focus and international trends on green city infrastructure.

The organizers sincerely invite cities, businesses, and experts and scholars from around the world to participate in person and share their experiences in the digital and zero net transformation of cities and the promotion of climate resilience actions.



12:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:15

Opening Remarks & Group Photo


林欽榮 / 高雄市副市長
Gino van Begin / Secretary-General of ICLEI
Jeong-Kee Lin / CEO of CityNet
Jung-Sook Park / Secretary-General of WeGO

13:15 - 14:25

Kaohsiung Smart City Summit


林欽榮 / 高雄市副市長
Gabor Kerpel-Fronius/匈牙利布達佩斯副市長*
Cammy Day/英國愛丁堡市議會議長
Gregory Christense/澳洲西斯寧緣區市長*
Gustavo Henric Costa/巴西聖保羅州瓜魯柳斯市長*
Brad West/加拿大高貴林港市長
Ligia DeFreitas /紐澤西州紐華克市副市長(TBC)
Jacek Jaskowiak/波蘭波茲南(Poznan)市長(TBC)
Isael Domingues / Municipality of Pindamonhangaba 巴西聖保羅州平達莫尼揚加巴市市長

14:25 - 14:40

MoU on Local Energy Governance Signing Ceremony


James Wang, Ph.D./ VP & General Director, Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories (GEL), Industrial Technology Research Institute
Tze-Luen Lin / Deputy Executive Director, Energy and Carbon Reduction Office, Executive Yuan
Charles Lin / Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung City
Ta-Sheng Lo / Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung City, Managing Director of ICLEI KCC
Jui-Hun Chang / Director, Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government
Signing Parties:ICLEI、ITRI、ICDI
Gino van Begin / Secretary-General of ICLEI
(Yi-Sheng Yang / Director of ICLEI KCC, MoU Focal Point in Taiwan)
James Wang, Ph.D./ VP & General Director, Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories (GEL), Industrial Technology Research Institute
Kung-Yueh Chao / Executive Director of ICDI

14:40 - 15:00

Tea Break

15:00 - 15:20

Keynote Speech


O'Grady, Lin / Deputy Head SI3P & Co-Lead EBRD Green Cities

15:20 - 16:20

Session 1 Digital Transformation of Smart Cities


Charles Lin / Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung City
Kara Cartwright / Innovation Lead - Clean Growth at Innovate UK
Jakub Mazur / Deputy Mayor of Wroclaw City
Ratchanee Chomchune / Deputy Mayor of Chiang Mai City
Mr. Ismail Muhamad / Special Envoy of Subang Jaya City
Representative of Quezon City

16:20 - 17:40

Session 2 Building Sustainable City via Transformative Net-Zero Actions


Ta-Sheng Lo / Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung City, Managing Director of ICLEI KCC
Kesera Senanayake / Mayor of Kandy City
Takeshi Matsubara / Deputy Mayor of Matsuyama City
Roland Rudorfer / Director of Austrian Office Taipei
New Taipei City Representative
Tainan City Representative
Chiayi City Representative
Pingtung County Representative


Tze-Luen Lin Office of Energy and Carbon Reduction, Executive Yuan (Premier’s Office), Taiwan
Deputy Executive Director



Kaohsiung City Government、KPMO、SCSE.ORG、ICLEI KCC、ICDI