Low-Carbon High Growth Conference Appearance with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon

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This weekend I head to South Korea for the Global Environment Forum to present on "Climate Change and Urban Sustainable Development."

My presentation and panel is on Tuesday, August 11, after keynotes by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and International Union for Conservation of Nature's president, Ashok Khosla. The IUCN was the first international environmental organization and is focused on conservation, biodiversity and combating climate change.

Both South Korea and the United Nations have been strongly supporting low-carbon high financial growth models, Korea with a "Low-Carbon Green Growth" financial stimulus funding program and the UN with a recently announced similar initiative framework.

I will be joined in Session 2, which begins at 4:15 p.m., by Christie Whitman, the former US EPA Administrator, as moderator, along with the director of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (where the conference is taking place, in South Korea's only LEED for Neighborhood Development-accredited project, which is called New Songdo City) and by the Minister and Deputy Head of Sweden's Seoul Embassy.

Hopefully I can post and Tweet to bring any newsworthy items from the event, which will also be on August 12.

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    Warren Karlenzig
Warren Karlenzig, Common Current founder and president, has worked with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (lead co-author United Nations Shanghai Manual: A Guide to Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century, 2011); United Nations Center for Regional Development (training of mayors from 13 Asian nations on city sustainable economic development and technology); provinces of Guizhou and Guangdong, China (urban sustainability master planning and green city standards); the United States White House and Environmental Protection Agency (Eco-Industrial Park planning and Industrial Ecology primer); the nation of South Korea ("New Cities Green Metrics"); The European Union ("Green and Connected Cities Initiative"); the State of California ("Comprehensive Recycling Communities" and "Sustainable Community Plans"); major cities; and the world's largest corporations developing policy, strategy, financing and critical operational capacities for 20 years.

Present and recent clients include the Guangzhou Planning Agency; the Global Forum on Human Settlements; the Shanghai 2010 World Expo Bureau; the US Department of State; the Asian Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability; the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the non-governmental organization Ecocity Builders; a major mixed-use real estate development corporation; an educational sustainability non-profit; and global corporations. Read more here.

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