[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: 

Moderator: 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)

  • Q&A and Discussion


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) 

  • Q&A and Discussion


Session 3: "Climate Change Impact on Terrestrial Ecosystem"

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

  • Q&A and Discussion


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)

  • Q&A and Discussion


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)

  • Q&A and Discussion


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.