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Nine Asian countries joined Green Growth seminars

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center

Two Green Growth seminars were successfully organized by Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) with Korea Development Institute (KDI) School and Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) in collaboration with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) - connecting with Korea, China, Japan and other countries via video conference.

Expert speakers from Japan, China and Korea updated and shared knowledge about each country‚Äôs Green Growth policy formation and its implementation process to date. They also took part in a regional dialogue to further disseminate the concept of Green Growth and to analysis and discuss relevant issues within Asia and beyond. 

The first seminar held on November 14 connected Japan, Korea (KDI and Global Green Growth Institute), China (Shanghai and Beijing), India, Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia (2 sites). The second seminar on November 25 connected Japan, Korea, China (Shanghai and Beijing), India, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia (2 sites).

Over 200 participants participated at two sessions in total with additional viewers linked via live webcast. A lively Q&A sessions took place at each session.

“I gained a better understanding of how three leading countries are thinking on the Green Growth issue”, a participant commented after the session. Overall the participants’ comments indicated strong interest in this topic for future discussion.