Workshop on Green Energy and Sustainable
Jeju, Republic of Korea, 21~24 March 2016 (Mon~Thu)
the golden thread that connects economic growth, environmental health, social
fairness and opportunity."
(UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at 2013 World Energy Congress)
Sustainable cities are economically
productive, socially (and politically) inclusive, and environmentally
sustainable. In other words, they must promote efficient economic activities,
ensure that all citizens can benefit from them, and must do so in a way to
preserve the biodiversity, safe air and water, and physical health and safety
of the citizens. In this context, sustainability of cities can be achieved by
building capacities to adapt to policy priorities and goals related to social
development, economic development and environmental management. Under social
development, policies for green housing and buildings, green public
transportation and green energy access need to be made. For economic
development, goals such as production and distribution of renewable energy and
technology and innovation (R&D) are need to be attained. In managing
environment, waste, recycling and energy efficiency areas call for attention.
In this increasingly urbanizing world, a more sustainable way of living is
demanded, and promotion of efficient urban planning and sustainable
environmental management to enhance policy coordination and to reduce
ecological footprints is inevitable. Green and renewable energy can make a
major contribution in this regard by responding to a growing global demand for
energy services and by reducing negative impacts associated with current
production and use. In addition, new energy sources have other social and
environmental benefits, including mitigating health problems and impacts on
ecosystems caused by extraction, transportation, processing and use of
conventional fuels. Another aspect to note is that a shift to renewable energy
sources will bring green global economic development along with many new
employment opportunities when properly approached with integrated strategies
especially for rural areas in developing countries where the majority of the
poor live in energy poverty.
This training will present ways and strategies for a transition to green energy
solutions to tackle imminent environmental and energy issues faced by
developing countries in particular. It also aims at satisfying the needs for
the adoption and application of green energy technologies and concepts for sustainable
city planning through active networking among experts and participants. The
training program is being shared with the 3rd International Electric Vehicle
Expo in Jeju to highlight the use of electric vehicles as a successful example
for restoring environment as well as improving energy efficiency. It will be
useful for participants to acquire in-depth knowledge of how to design and
tailor policy frameworks which encompass the diversity of circumstances among
21~24 March 2016
International Convention Center, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
• UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
• International Electric Vehicle Expo Organizing Committee
This training is open to central and local government officials and other
related personnel from NGOs and institutions in the field of green (renewable)
energy development and sustainable city and infrastructure planning. ※ Asia-Pacific region only
• UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
• International Electric Vehicle Expo
The training will include the following:
• topic 1: green and renewable energy sources
• topic 2: sustainable city planning and infrastructure development
• topic 3: retrofitting of buildings and increase of green areas
• topic 4: waste management
• topic 5: green technology transfer
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
• discuss the significance of green (renewable) energy in eliminating energy
• design and implement reliable and affordable public transportation systems
and green infrastructure for sustainable cities;
• identify green (renewable) energy sources and ways to enhance energy
• explain the roles of improved waste and recycling systems; and
• demonstrate basic understanding of green technology transfer and soundly
The training will be comprised of:
• the 3rd International Electric Vehicle Expo sessions (International Electric Vehicle Expo Organizing
• lectures and presentations by experts
• self-assessment exercise and group work
• case study presentation
• UNITAR developed "CityShare" Methodology
• study visit
methodology" will be used during the workshop.
The "CityShare methodology"aims at optimizing peer learning between local officials and other local
stakeholders playing crucial roles in ensuring sustainable municipal
development. The methodology consists of various processes of self-assessment,
distillation, and transfer of challenges, lessons learned, and good practices
between local stakeholders and resource persons. It is also composed of several
tools to provide a common framework for the evaluation of experiences made by
the participating cities and offer a common language for the exchange and
assimilation of experiences, as well as a roadmap for action and progress.
Selected applications are required to:
• submit necessary documents on time, i.e., registration form etc.
• complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. case studies
• actively participate in the training program
fluent in written and spoken English
UNITAR and UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC will jointly issue a certificate to
participants upon completion of the full program.
How to apply
Send the following 7 documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 February 2016 (Friday):
※ Download forms or
guidelines from UNITAR CIFAL
• Letter of nomination
• Letter of commitment
• Case study description (see guidelines)
• Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability
• Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information
• Curriculum vitae (CV)
※ Late application will
not be accepted.
• Application without required documents will not be considered.
• Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL
• Selected applicants will be notified individually.
Assistance with travel cost
• UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides LIMITED (please see the agenda) financial
assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.
• Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals) during the workshop
will be covered.
• All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants.