ICE-2: Conference Program

April 29
Venue: Jogye-sa
Headquarters of the Jogye Buddhist Order


Opening & Welcome Message (9:00-9:30)

  • Ven. Ja Seung Sunim, Chief Executive of Jogye Order
  • Father Kang Wooil, President of Korean Catholic Bishop Conference
  • Dr. Nigel Crawhall, Executive Committee, INEB

Keynote Speech 1 9:30-10:30

  • “Climate Change and Sustainability” (Speaker: Dr. Vandana Shiva*)

Panel Discussion: Case Studies on the Impact of Climate Change 10:30-11:45

  • Mongolia: Desertification & Asian Dust (Eco-Asia University)
  • Korea: Particulate materials (Citizen’s Movement for Environmental Justice)
  • Japan: Fukushima & Nuclear Fallout (Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists)
  • Bangladesh: Floods & Soil Erosion
  • Alaska: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • Moderator: Jonathan Watts (Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists)


Parallel Workshops 13:30-16:00

  1. Climate and Poverty (Lotus World/South Korea, Sewalanka Foundation/Sri Lanka, La Via Campesina/Mexico*)
  2. Food Crisis (Hansalim/South Korea, School for Well-being/Thailand, Navdanya Trust/India*)
  3. Energy (HanKeore-Doorae/South Korea, Won-Buddhist Environment Solidarity/South Korea, Green Peace)
  4. Disasters (Korean Buddhists’ Foundation for Social-Welfare & Volunteering, Tsu Chi Foundation/Taiwan)
  5. Bio-diversity (Buddhist Ecological Contents Institute/South Korea, TILCEPA (IUCN)/South Africa)

Parade to Cheongye Plaza (16:00-17:00)

Cultural Performance, Exhibition (Cheongye Plaza)
Welcome and Commitment Speech by the Mayer of Seoul City (17:00-19:00)

April 30
Venue: Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral


Keynote Speech 2 (9:30-10:30)

  • “Climate Change and Action” (Speaker: Oh Ki-Chul, Secretary General Green Asia Network)

Panel Discussion: Cases Studies on Positive Responses 10:30-11:45

  • India: Alternative Energy & Organic Food (Brahma Kumaris)
  • Myanmar: Bio-gas (Kalayana Mitta Foundation)
  • South Korea: Action Research (National Institute of Ecology)
  • Sri Lanka: Bicycle Yatra (Eco Friendly Volunteers ECO-V)
  • Himalayan Region:
  • Moderator: Chun Kwon Hwan


Parallel Workshops 13:30-16:00

  1. Good Governance (Faculty of Law/Beijing University, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Green Korea)
  2. Reduction and Adaptation Cases
  3. Human Capacity Development (Green Asia Network/South Korea, Spirit in Education Movement/Thailand, Kalayana Mitta Foundation/Myanmar, Gaia Education and Eco-village Network/Scotland)

Press Conference & Statements by Participants 16:00-17:00

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