RCE Iskandar-2015

1. Project Title: 
International Conference of Low Carbon Asia and the 4th Annual Meeting of LoCARNet
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3. Project partner contact information : 
Low Carbon Asia Research Centre, UTM
Main Contact: 
ho@utm.my, ctlee@utm.my, jslim@cheme.utm.my
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The back-to-back ICLCA and the 4th Annual Meeting of LoCARNet are organised as a key event led by IGES leading to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris this coming December. A key objective of the ICLCA is to deliberate upon and set Asia's Low Carbon Actions towards meeting global climate change mitigation and adaptation targets up to 2020 and beyond. The YAB Dato Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Menteri Besar Johor officiated the LoCARNet Iskandar Malaysia Declaration which will set out Asia's position and propositions towards a transition into a global resilient Low Carbon Society (LCS) that is compatible with an increase in average surface temperatures limited to 1.5°-2°C compared to the pre-industrial level.

6. Project status
60 international experts from various countries; 40 local officials from various ministries, state departments and local authorities; and 50 participants from the academia and industry participated the conference on 11-13 October 2015. The ICLCA featured eight (8) keynote speeches; six (6) breakout sessions with 26 speakers and 80 poster presentations that cover the key topics and issues related to the current state and progress, challenges and future policy directions of climate change mitigation and adaptation in Asia, including Asia's response and propositions to the Lima-Paris Action Agenda.
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