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As part of the global and local efforts to meet the human-ecosystem equilibrium, CIFAL Jeju/JITC organizes environmental workshops on a variety of relevant topics like climate change and green growth, carbon-free development, waste management, e-mobility, and environmentally sound technologies. Serving as a venue to share policy experiences and action plans, the Center joins the effort of the global community in moving towards a more sustainable future.

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2022 JITC-KOTI-EACACN Capacity Building Workshop


Building Carbon-Neutral Society for Our Common Future


- the Role of Mobility in Times of Transition -



Concept Note


The history of search for a sustainable development path can be tracked down to the “Our Common Future” published 35 years ago in 1987, which laid the groundwork for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as we know of. Yet, facing various global challenges including climate change and COVID-19, it is argued that now is “the time to reclaim our common future ,” by putting people at the center to make meaningful progress in meeting universal goals. The bottom-line message is that we can’t have a common future if we lack a holistic perspective or fail to recognize the importance of inclusiveness in pursuit of sustainable development.


It is in this context that we need to approach and understand the vision of carbon-neutral society. So far, 131 governments have included carbon neutrality in their national tasks . While it needs to be in line with the spirit behind sustainable development, transitioning toward a carbon neutral society should not compromise the condition of human settlement nor the ability of industries to innovate.


To build a thriving carbon-neutral society with human well-being and inclusive growth at its core, this workshop is to take a deep dive into one of the areas that is going through a transformative change for net-zero emissions: the transport sector. The shift to zero emission transportation would mean carbon reductions not just of tailpipe emissions but also of lifecycle emissions. Globally, this has been translated into a relocation of road space for all users and activities of walking, cycling, public transportation and cars, as well as electrifying the existing vehicle fleets. Mobility-as-a-Service (Maas) which is a data-driven and user-centered service operated on smartphones, can also be an example of the next human-centered revolution in mobility and how the mobility industry can be potentially linked with other industries to create value-adding innovation.


In short, government plans for transitioning to net-zero mobility should look through an inclusive and sustainable lens and aim at not only reducing carbon footprints but also enhancing accessibility, and thus, making it easier and greener for everyone to reach destinations for goods, services, jobs and other activities. The resultant cleaner air and increased public health benefits will, in turn, lessen the fiscal burden of governments. When the efforts to ensure equitable mobility access across societies and individuals are coupled with the emissions reduction strategies in transport, the common future will no longer be just a wishful thinking, but a plausible scenario built on carbon-neutral societies.








UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC) 

Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) 

East Asia Clean Air Cities Network (EACACN) 






Pre-session: 22 April 2022 @ 15:00 – 18:00 KST 

Session 1:  4 May 2022 @ 15:00 –  18:00 KST 

Session 2:  6 May 2022 @ 15:00 –  18:00 KST 






Offline (for the selectedparticipants): International Convention  Center, Jeju-do, Korea 

Online: Zoom Link to be provided by JITC






Local government officers from Southeast Asia, the Pacific


Representatives of civic groups, private sectors and leading research  institutes


* Participants will be asked to turn the camera on in all virtual  sessions






The role of mobility in the road to carbon neutrality


Carbon offset mobility options


Mobility trend reflected in investment flows


Transition towards carbon neutral mobility - case studies


Best practices of co-control in the transport sector






























         Understand various perspectives to  build carbon neutral society


         Raise awareness on the role of mobility  to achieve carbon neutrality


         Promote active learning and networking  through group presentation







































Apply here []by April 8 


         [Individual Case Study] Participants will  be asked to develop a case study to fully engage in the workshop and  guidelines will be provided after application submission.  Each participant will be asked to submit  the assignment by 20 April 2022


         [Group Work] Participants will be  assigned to group work based on the case study assignment submitted.  Each group will present their work in  Session 2, on 6 May 2022.



UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC Certificate of Completion will be issued upon  the following conditions:


- Attendance rate of over 75%                  


- Completion of Group Exercise (presentation)





Program Agenda   




> Case Study Assignment


Each participant will be asked to submit a case study assignment by 20 April 2022.  The case study should include examples of eco-mobility promotional activities carried out in each participant’s city/country.  In the Pre-session, participants will be assigned to groups based on the case study assignment submitted.






> Pre-session



Participants will be assigned to groups to develop a carbon neutrality advocacy plan for your city.  A case study on Eco Mobility best practice will be presented by a speaker to support the participants in executing the group work.  Participants will be asked to present their group work in Session 2, on 6 May 2022.














April 22








*3 hours




15:00 -15:20


(20 mins)




in celebration of the  “Earth Day”             


15:20 – 16:00


(40 mins)


Presentation - Eco  Mobility Case Study


Speaker: Beatrice Chng, Program Manager, ICLEI EAS


16:00 – 16:30


(30 mins)


Open Floor


Q&A between speaker  and participants


16:30 – 16:40


(10 mins)




16:40 – 16:50


(10 mins)


Introduction of Group Work


- Development of a Carbon Neutrality Advocacy  Plan


Promoting “Eco  Mobility” for Carbon Neutral Society


16:50 – 17:40


(50 mins)


Group Discussion


Preparation of group  presentation on 6 May Session 2


17:40 – 18:00


(20 mins)


Questions & Answers







> Main sessions



Participants will be able to acquire up-to-date information on the carbon neutral mobility through lectures and case presentations in Session 1. Building up on the group activity in Pre-session and drawing upon the lessons from Session 1, participants will make a presentation on their ‘advocacy plan’ for a carbon neutral society in Session 2.






















Session 1




May 4










*3 hours












15:00 – 15:10


(10 mins)


Opening  Remarks


Amb. Hong-ghi Choi, JITC


Introduction of the Program


Hwajin Kim, Senior Program Officer, JITC


15:10 – 15:40


(30 mins)


Presentation - KOTI


The role of mobility in the road to carbon neutrality  – Korea’s case


Speaker: Hun Ki Lee,  Head of Global Transport Cooperation Center, KOTI


15:40 -16:10


(30 mins)


Lecture (1) – Seoul  Urban Solutions Agency


Carbon offset mobility options


Speaker: Su Jin Kim,  Transportation Senior Specialist, SMG


16:10 -16:40


(30 mins)


Lecture (2) - GGGI


Mobility trend reflected in global  investment flows


Speaker: Chang Sun  Jang, Transport and Sustainable Mobility Lead


16:40 – 17:00


(20 mins)


Questions & Answers


17:00 – 17:10


(10 mins)




17:10 – 17:40


(30 mins)


Panel Discussion


17:40 – 18:00


(20 mins)


Questions and Answers




End-of-session 1






Session 2




May 6










*3 hours






15:00– 15:05


(5 mins)




15:05 – 15:30


(25 mins)


Keynote Presentation –  EACACN


Best practices of co-control in the  transport sector


Speaker: Jasmine Kim,  Program Manager, EACACN


15:30 – 15:50


(20 mins)


Case Study  - China’s case


(Topic: City’s experience in mobility  transition towards carbon neutral and lessons learned)


City/Speaker:Chris Liang, Operations Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group, China


15:50 – 17:50


(4 groups,


30 mins per  group)


Group Presentations  & Experts Feedback


- Development of a Carbon Neutrality Advocacy Plan


Promoting “Eco Mobility” for Carbon Neutral Society


17:50 – 18:00


(10 mins)


Closing Remarks


Amb. Hong-ghi Choi, JITC


*Program subject to change


[1] Climate: Reclaiming our Common Future, Angel Gurria, OECD (2019) 

[2] 2050 탄소중립 사회로의 전환: 의미와 과제, 서울대학교 환경대학원, 환경논총 제68권, 윤순진(2021)


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