Taoyuan Sustainable City Forum
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative was a co-organiser of the 2022 Sustainable City Forum. Read the full event report.
As one of the major annual events of the Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE), the forum, which has been held annually since 2017, was organised by the Taoyuan City Government together with the International Climate Development Institution (ICDI, 國際氣候發展智庫) and fellow co-organiser, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (地方政府永續發展理事會).
With an aim to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) # 11 (Making cities sustainable), the event brought together global leaders and experts to share innovative technologies and solutions. The theme of this year’s conference was "Voluntary Local Reviews and Eco-Logistics for Sustainable Recovery". At the event, opening remarks were made by Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan; Gino van Begin, Secretary General of ICLEI; Yasuo Takahashi, Executive Director of IGES and Jung Sook Park, Secretary-General of WeGO. This was followed by keynote speeches and panel discussions on topics related to the main theme.
The event was also the forum to launch a new Global Smart Solutions Report (GSSR) report titled "Green Investment and Innovative Technology", published by ICDI and the ICLEI Kaohsiung Capacity Center (ICLEI KCC), which included contributions from a number of city governments in Asia as well as two ECCT members: Air Liquide, and Nestle. At a VIP dinner held immediately after the forum, awards were presented to the companies contributing to the report by Taoyuan Mayor Cheng. ECCT Vice Chairman Giuseppe Izzo made opening remarks at the dinner.