[2018] Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum (GEEF) on Sustainable Development

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 11:00pm to Friday, 09 February 2018 - 7:00am


UNOSD in collaboration with Sustainable Development Solution Network Korea, Korean Society for Climate Change Research and Korean Ministry of Environment will host a session on “Climate Change Adaptation in the context of Sustainable Development Goals: CCA for more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable society” during the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development(GEEF-SD), taking place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 7-8 February 2018. UNOSD-led session will be held on 7 February 2017, from 11:45 to 13:15.



Concept Note and Agenda


Formal Opening

Opening Remarks

Mr. Jong Soo Yoon (Head of Office, UNOSD, Incheon, Republic of Korea)

Introduction of the panel members

Mr. Yowhan Son (Professor, Korea University)


Session 1: "The Nexus among SDGs and Climate Change Adaptation"

Ms. Eunhae Jeong (Senior Development Management Expert, UNOSD, Incheon, Republic of Korea)


Session 2: "Climate Change Impacts on Society and Disasters in High Altitude Cities in Asia High Mountains"

Mr. Sonam Wang (Bhutan Institute of Himalayan Studies, Thimphu, Bhutan) 


Session 3: "Climate Change Impact on Terrestrial Ecosystem"

Mr. Wooseok Kong (Professor, Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Republic of Korea)


Session 4: "How Science Can better Serve for Climate Change Adaptation in Himalayan Region"

Mr. Rijan Bhakata Kayastha (Professor, Kathmandu University/Coordinator of Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center, Kathmandu, Nepal)


Session 5: "Geo-Statistical Indicators for DRR and SDGs in Mid-Latitude"

Mr. Wookyun Lee (President, the Korean Society of Climate Change Research, Seoul, Republic of Korea)


Open discussion

Moderator: Mr. Yowhan Son (Professor, Korea University)


Formal Closing

Mr. Yowhan Son (Professor, Korea University)



Summary Report





You can find meeting pictures here.