Asia-Pacific Forum on Low-Carbon Technology



On 22 September 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by ADB and the Hunan Development and Reform Commission (Hunan DRC) in Changsha, Hunan, PRC, with the aim to promote the effective deployment and development of climate technology. Since the MOU signing, ADB and the Government of Hunan have co-hosted two successful Forums: the 2016Asia-Pacific Summit on Low Carbon Technology during 19-21 October 2016, and the 2017 Asia-Pacific Forum on Low Carbon Technology during 29-30 November 2017.The Forum showcases global, regional, and country success stories and experience in promoting the development of, and investment in, low-carbon technologies (LCTs) and boosts both North-South and South-South technology transfer.
Hunan has a GDP of US$480 Billion (2016) and a projected growth rate of 7% in 2019. To put this in perspective, Hunan’s GDP is more than Thailand. Hunan is a powerhouse in the area of internet-of-things (IOT)with many other large Companies looking to internationalise.

Purpose of the Forum


ADB and the Government of Hunan are once again co-hosting the 2018 Asia-Pacific Forum on Low Carbon Technology during 24-26 October 2018. With the theme, “Sharing Low-Carbon Technology for a Blue and Beautiful Sky”, the main purpose of the Forum is to support and promote substantive cooperation in low-carbon city development and high-technology investment, while encouraging deep discussion among participants through parallel sessions, bilateral meetings, and technology roadshows.

Learn more about the PRC’s clean air policies and how these are implemented at large scale

Meet policymakers and leading experts in low carbon technologies

Participate in World Cafe-style sessions

Connect with international participants from different sectors

Find out how the integration of policy, implementation, industry, and innovation fast track responses to environmental issues

Presentation of a special batch of New Energy Leaders





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Time Activity Speakers

8:00 ~ 9:00

(60 minutes)


9:00 ~ 11:00

(120 minutes)

Opening Plenary


9:00 ~ 11:00

(120 minutes)

Part 1: Welcome Remarks(30 minutes)

Representative from Hunan Province (PRC) 

Representative from Asian Development Bank

Representative from Ministry of Finance (PRC)

Representative from Ministry of Ecology and Environment(PRC)

Part 2: Keynote Speeches(60 minutes)

Charlotte Roule, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE China (confirmed)

National Keynote Speaker

Technical Keynote Speaker

Part 3:Special Events(30 minutes)

Signing Ceremony(15 minutes)

Awards for Asian New Energy Leaders(5 minutes)

Showcase of Cleantech Startup Competition Winners(5 minutes)

Awards Ceremony(5 minutes)

11:00~ 11:20

(20 minutes)

Morning Break

11:20 ~ 12:30

(70 minutes)

Plenary 2: 


Yongping Zhai, Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB

Part 1: High Level Plenary Panel Discussion

Panelists :

•  Ji Zou, President of Energy Foundation China

•  Wolfram Erhardt, Country Director China, KfW

•  Sandra Retzer, Head of Sustainable Urbanization Transportation and

Energy Cluster, GIZ China

•  Wang Jin, Director, Institute of International Energy, International

Cooperation Center, National Development and Reform Commission

Part 2: New Energy Leaders Discussion

Panelists :

New Energy Leaders

12:30 ~ 14:00

(90 minutes)

Lunch Break

14:00 ~ 15:30

(90 minutes)

Parallel Session 1: Transport 



Robin Hughes, Founder, Clean Vehicles Solutions Asia

Parallel Session 2: Green Buildings

Organizer : Hunan University


Mark Lister, Former Head, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

Parallel Session 3 :Circular Cities: Creating Low Carbon Urban


Organizer : ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability


•  Som Narayan, Co-founder, Carbonlites

13:45 ~ 15:45

(120 minutes)

Parallel Session 4: Co-Benefit Research of Pilot on
Carbon Emissions Reductions and Air Pollution  Control

Organizer : Energy Foundation China & The Institute for Sustainable Communities


•  Hu Tao, Director, China Program, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

15:30 ~ 16:00

(30 minutes)

Afternoon Break

16:00 ~ 18:00

(120 minutes)

"Hot Pot" Sharing Session--- Technology (World Café Style)

Technology companies host a table and present what they are looking for to

potential partners. Mix of local and International Companies.

Participating organizations:

•  Sinocome-Wanke

•  Sietse Agema, Chief Technology Officer, AWECT (Netherlands) and

Harvey Luo, Kangda (PRC)

•  Som Narayan, Co-founder, Carbonlites

•  Anjal Niraula, Managing Director, Gham Power (Nepal)

•  Thida Kheav, Co-founder and CEO, Solar Green Energy (Cambodia)

•  Min Chan Win, Managing Director, Myanmar Eco Solutions (Myanmar)

18:00 ~ 20:00

(120 minutes)

Welcome Banquet

(Chair: TBC)







Asia-Pacific Forum on Low Carbon Technology


24-26 October 2018

Forum Venue:Broad Town,Chang Sha[Click]

Sharing Low-Carbon Technology for a Blue and Beautiful Sky

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