15 September 2023
Guangzhou, China and online

The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organised an International Conference on Scaling Up and Adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies for Climate Resilience on 15 September 2023, Guangzhou, China. 

The International Conference envisaged to increase knowledge and awareness of enabling policy and incentives for adopting innovative and affordable 4IR technologies to address climate change in the Asia-Pacific region. It explored innovative strategies and good practices to scale up and adopt 4IR technologies for addressing climate change and identify opportunities for cross-border collaboration for transfer and diffusion of innovative 4IR technologies. 

Policymakers and government officials from the member States in Asia and the Pacific, representatives from the academia, national laboratories, R&D institutions, and industrial and research organizations and enterprises engaged in the development and deployment of 4IR technologies attended the event.

Document Title Document type File Type Language
Background document Concept note PDF English
Agenda Programmes PDF English
Document Title Document type File Type Language
Opportunities and challenges of harnessing 4IR technologies for climate resilience, Dr. Maki Kawai, United Nations' Ten-Member Group supporting Technology Facilitation Mechanism for SDGs; President, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan Documents PDF English
Hydrogeology and environmental geology issues in Karst of China under global climate change, Professor Yuan Daoxian, Institute of Karst Geology, Ministry of Natural Resources, People's Republic of China Documents PDF English
Role of multilateral development banks (MDBs) in financing climate resilience technologies Ms. Julija Kuklyte Polycarp, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), People's Republic of China Documents PDF English
Human activities and climate change over Asia: Attribution and projection, Professor Jiang Jie, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People's Republic of China Documents PDF English
Green skills in 4IR technologies for climate resilience, Ms. Miriam Heidtmann, Regional Cooperation in TVET (RECOTVET) in ASEAN, GIZ Documents PDF English
Business models of 4IR technology applications in addressing climate change, Dr. Li Yuchen, WAYTOUS, People's Republic of China Documents PDF English
Skills and entrepreneurship in 4IR technologies for the green transformation, Dr. Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Strategy and Partnership, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East ASIA (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia Documents PDF English
Conference Report Documents PDF English