International Conference Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue Held
The second day of events for the Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue, a venue for discussions on sustainable development and climate crisis issues in Asia, was held at Lee Sam-bong Hall of the ECC building on September 14, 2023 (Thu.).
The Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue, co-organized by the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University and the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future, was established in 2015 to accelerate the progress of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2022, expert panels have been organized and held by Ewha’s Center for Climate/Environment Change Prediction Research, along with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the APARC and Yonsei University.
This event, which commenced on September 13, 2023 (Wed.), discussed the concept of carbon neutrality, the achievement of SDGs and the environment under the theme of “energy security,” and in the second day of the event on September 14, 2023 (Thu.), the expert session was held at Ewha under the theme of “efficient energy technology” with the attendance of President Eun Mee Kim and international experts in various fields such as Chairperson Ban Ki-moon of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future and Director Gi-Wook Shin of the APARC. At the expert session, the participants discussed such themes as “Pursuit of energy security: Efficient energy technologies and solutions,” “Political economy and energy security of renewable energy,” “The environment and energy security: Dialogue with future generations,” “Education and energy security: Dialogue with future generations,” and “Equality and energy security: Dialogue with future generations.”
With the establishment of the Department of Climate and Energy Systems Engineering in 2017, Ewha Womans University has taken the lead in nurturing convergence talent in line with environmental changes in various energy industries such as transitions to sustainable energy and energy digital transformation. Moreover, Ewha is active in responding to climate change and achieving carbon neutral goals by conducting world-class research through the Center for Climate/Environment Change Prediction Research, a priority research institute in the science and engineering field, while promoting the development of international climate risk management models.