199 nations are publishing climate promises & demands to each other - which do you like best - eg france after 2040 ban on selling gas /diesel cars
breaking news: GREEN BIG BANG CLUB: Governor Won Hee-Ryong of Korea's independent region Jeju Island is inviting a sixth of the world's people to become carbon zero by 2030- his preference is for regions of half a million people to join his benchmarking club on how to do this - jeju also accepts immigration from anyone bringing enough green resources - it was host of the first summit hosted outside china on the futures' sustainable investment banks attended by 80 nations delegations
Governor Won interviews futurists - series 1

Interview with Won Hee-Ryong, Governor of Jeju Provincial Government

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Friday, February 23, 2018

can we assemble 5th grade (teachers. student) quiz on greenest projects to watch

who could be sources

track  preparing wise@paris march 2019 and continuing to tokyo g20 -links to  coordination of climate summit  jinping macron   (pope  francis)

arctic council friends

breakthrough investors club

various climate networks linked to prince charles   bbc nature (see mays gift to jinping of latest attenborough)

2020  year of youth expo from  dubai to tokyo

language club - chinese english mother tongue

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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Monday, June 26, 2017

help list ideas from jeju as world's epicentre of benchmarking how places become 100% renewable
insist on all electric cars
maximise renewable energy
redesign school and college curriculum
be world destination of ecotourism and green investment summits eg aiib2017
provide showcase for korea's supercity innovation including new-towns (one of which built in jeju)
attract immigrants who bring green resources

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Subject: here is some of the published history of green big bang club - korea's invitation to governors of sixth of world people to go carbon zero by 2030 Re: 回复:anyne got ideas on how to connect sixth of world peoplein race tocrabon zero

post conference interview =with governor won

this video especially from minute 6 explains why nature wants to be the smartest green half milion poetrson island -it is a predecessor to governor won's green big bang club introduced below

these are some of the other earlier publictaions on green tech partebrs island is looking for
i have yet to laser the governors presentaion i will try and do that within 24 hours

 the globa2.0 summits that partners of jinping and ma host are the most innovative networking events anyone can imagine reporting from gateway17 to beltoroad forum to china g20 to aiib2017

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Jun 16, 2017 - South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaking at the second annual AIIB board of governors meeting in Jeju Island, South Korea on Friday.
president moon jae-in is the new president of the country and maybe only he and president abe can help jinping stop trump from warring with north korea - he trurned up to say he was glad the first summit- the first annual meeting of china's aiib hosted outside of china -  he spoke at was presenting hugely good news out of korea

basically delegates from 80 nations turned up to say there are no worldable models for getting investment in infrastructure or green outside of china (something jeffrey sachs new book on america makes even more clear)- so  presentations features  goals of what massive movements of people wanted to invest in while others explained why biggest banks as designed wont join in 

within an hour of the president jae-in of the country speaking the president won of the island of jeju which is mainly autonomous in developing its economy presented green big bang club which this artcle shows he  had also presented world economic forum

he wants to be in the middle of a club of up to 2500 governoirs ecah of places of up to half a million people who wanted to go zero carbon by 2030 and want to share ideas on how to do that - even if he doesnt get near 2500 this club is worth taking abiu to the sorts of mayors who eg surround bloomberg or  arnold shwarzenegger both of whom have visited macron in paris in last month to say even if trump withdrew from climate - regions and busiensses of america are still in

there were other meetings on experistise koreas lead in regarding supercities - for example it has built about 10 new towns - each within 5 years for half a million people including one which is a new entrepreneurial youth suburb outside seoul and another of which i think increased the population of jeju- these new towns are supposed to be the greenest safest best transportation places to live in

because jeju has only recently increased its population it doesnt yet have a college nor even formal high school syllabu - so it has in next year choice of whom it partners educationally and how green a curriculum jeju youth increasingly study -s this is urgent getting green curricula to jeju

i think it is true that jeju want to build a fairly rich ecotoursim island -it already has a world class conference centre- however aiib very deliberately includes delegations from very poor places like maldives and papua new guinea both regions are having coral destroyed and with parts of bangladesh will be first to be washed away by increase in temperatire - so even if green big bang club chases some highly developed solutions its place as a turning point in history of big banking models must go small (or digital currencies must exclude big banking)  can multiply  with chinas aiib -this  can be presented back to top people in aiib in beijing - this is where i took the chance to ask questions from the floor to 3 of the most interesting top people two of which happened to be british-

i ask for help in trying to change major chinese global2.0 summits into curricula youth are freed to entrepreneur around (especially digital wizard) and massive job creation networks so green big bang club fits that - I am doing this so that if they wish chinese and global youth networks can quickly take over the youth connections all these leaders summits need if under 30s are to get te education and jobs investments they need to be the sustainability generation - of course i welcome advice if people see better ways of connecting this

maybe mostofa can edit down some of green big bang club and send it to paul rose the bbc oceans and fanatical climate champion and michael palin on cultures the bbc's greatest corespondent on cultures who did a massive program on brazil hoping that country would take off in inspiring people over last 4 years while it was in olympics and football world cup but which it has so failed to do- brazil is also a lesson of what must not happen to tokyo and the alibaba series of olympics or to sarah butler sloss who formed www.ashden.org with prince charles and who i introduced nail to so that she and sherry tross could attend the number one un fiurst ladies fashion summit

so here's a published article on aiib2017

By Ko Chang-nam
The 2017 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)'s annual meeting in Jeju is scheduled to be held from June 16 to 18. The meeting is AIIB's flagship event and this year's meeting is the second one following the Beijing meeting the previous year.

Over 2000 delegates, including governors and finance ministers of member countries as well as presidents of central banks, representatives of international organizations, businessmen from infrastructure-related industries and financial institutions, and participants from civil society organizations and leading experts from a range of fields are expected to take part in to talk about how to build a better and more sustainable future.

The AIIB is a multi-lateral development bank (MDB) which is aimed at fostering sustainable economic development, creating wealth and improving infrastructure connectivity in Asia by investing in infrastructure and other productive sectors, and its headquarters are located in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. This year's annual meeting is the first one to be held outside China. The theme of this year's annual meeting is "Sustainable Infrastructure." The program will be composed of the annual meeting and various international seminars, investment fora, business meetings and exhibitions to share knowledge and opinions about infrastructure development.

Therefore, the 2017 AIIB Jeju meeting is a very important opportunity for the AIIB itself and for Jeju Island. Through this opportunity, the Republic of Korea is expected to play a leading role in the development of infrastructure and the discussion of economic growth in Asia as a host country of the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Jeju Island Governor made a presentation on a "Carbon-free Island" project at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France. Jeju Island will transform itself into a carbon-free island by replacing its entire fleet of cars with electric vehicles and meeting 100 percent of its energy needs through renewable energy sources by 2030, and it will be in line with the AIIB's theme of "Sustainable Infrastructure" at its second annual meeting.

In this context, Jeju Island is emerging as the foothold of "Sustainable Infrastructure." including electric vehicles, smart grid and its related industry in Korea. In January, the Jeju Island Governor made a presentation on the "Jeju Green Big Bang" project at the Davos World Economic Forum, and it is an ambitious project aimed at the 4th industrial revolution in the field of electric power systems, reducing greenhouse gas and promoting industrial development.

In addition, Jeju Island is advancing a project of constructing its second international airport because the existing Jeju international airport has already reached its capacity. Taking this opportunity of hosting the 2017 AIIB Annual Meeting, the Jeju Island Governor and the residents of the island have high hopes that the AIIB will finance the second Jeju International Airport project.

In conclusion, the AIIB's second annual meeting will serve as a platform for the AIIB to firmly position itself as a multilateral development bank mandated in infrastructure development, and Jeju Island is expected to firm up its position as the center of "Sustainable Infrastructure" and "Green Infrastructure" in Korea and abroad, thus boosting economic growth and international cooperation in the field of infrastructure development. 

The writer is a former Economic Affairs Officer of the United Nations ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). Write to kcn1204@hanmail.net

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Hi Chris,

Thank you of sharing these information.Would you mind sharing with me the name of this Korean entrepreneur? I would like to do some research on him. 

To answer your question, I think among all the schools that I have been admitted to, none of them are bad choices. I chose Columbia mainly because of its location, the unique approach of Development Practice program, future networks of students and professors. 

I think it would be a good idea to put Jack Ma's story into MOOCs. If I remember correctly of Jack Ma's Hupan University, their curriculums focus not on success of business but failure and mistakes they've made in the past. If you have further actionable plans or ideas on this, I am willing to contribute by doing research related to Jack Ma and Alibaba or anything I can be helpful.


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主题: anyne got ideas on how to connect sixth of world peoplein race tocrabon zero

in korea at the asian infrastructure investment bank, the governor of the island hosting the summit launched green big bang club to link in 2500 governors racing to carbon zero economies

mostofa can you explain connections (bbc prince charles etc) we have made in uk after last decade that can be relevant to this so that ian and amy can then add views

two hi-level bruts are pivotal to aiib - its ine of the few voices we curently have left unless someone gets out of brexit or develops other world trade summits directly between english and chinese

to fail to connect amys networks -and those of all if us-  now is an extreme failure of marketing imo - amy do you want to explain why you have chosen to study at columbia uni in jeffrey sachs earth institute from mid aug

if anyone wants to turn jack ma stories into a massive education curriculum please join at this linkedin group

Monday, May 29, 2017

may is for other island projects - reviews welcome


VIA is assisting a Dutch organization, Hivos, with their Iconic Island project, to help Sumba Island in eastern Indonesia to become 100% renewable by 2025. The island population is over 600,000, of which approximately 50% have no access to electricity, or 60,000 households.  Of these, at least 50% are likely to be reacehed by grid extension from the main 10 MW diesel grid network, but the most remote 30,000 households (an offgrid market the same size as in Vanuatu) are likely to need isolated power system solutions such as minigrids and solar home systems. As in all our major projects, VIA first mapped the households in the focus area, starting with Central Sumba where 70% of 10,000 households are offgrid, and planned out a roadmap of what infrastructure may be required in which area, then started building the project. The focus is on solar lighting, phone charging and agro-processing mills, and a video showing the mills in action is shown below. The reactions speak for themselves - a 1 hour job of shelling corn and smashing it into four with rocks to make 1 kg every day to feed the family became a 5 minute job with the solar mills. The potential time saving of each mill over 5 years for a 100-household village is 100,000 hours, the equivalent of 10 full time jobs. This project is now scaling up to 2500 households with support from the Millennium Challenge Account - Indonesia and other investors. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

as the story goes around 2000 historically black university colleges (HBUC) realised that little if any entrepreneur curriculum existed in their spaces, so they united around an annual student entrepreneur competition hosted annually out of georgia

things hotted up around 2011 when friends of muhammad yunus wanted to now what were the most sustainable contributions to communities that historically black university colleges could uniquely innovate

we tracked all the competitions held of this sort:

three of the most compelling ideas:
credit unions could partner rural hbuc; the students could develop their own financial literacy training; since most of the wealth around rural hbuc comes from the professors and any endowments from alumni , the saving flows of the credit union should put their money where their mouth is- ie in believing they are training students with growing livelihoods and capable of developing the region

university of district of columbia students desperately sought hubs that would bridge academia and livelihoods; in their words these hubs would be run by practitioners not academics; they would help students incubate and be affordable for any student entrepreneur- in a us wide survey of hubs it was concluded none were as student friendly as kenya's ihub or bransons jamaica hub associated with his extension of south africa's free university

the third type of solution deigned jobs that all university students could collaborate around- new hampshire came up with example of creating a business that recycled furniture and other stuff students buy and sell from end of each year to the start of the next; it was a model that hundreds of students at universities could get behind provided adminstrations got out of the way- since all the trade is student exchanged why not create jobs for students- a parallel idea emerged as an uber jobs agency run by and for students

unfortunately even though the following prominent social forces in atlanta - ted turner family, jimmy carter family, martin luther king family, rosa parks lawyers backed a grand convergence for nov 2015 of all university entrants to be held in atlanta and celebrated by nobel peace laureates rome the rome awarded annual franchise (which had sadly ailed in 2014 to land on cape town to celebrate mandela's heritage due to a spif between the dhalai lama and the s.a gov - 2015 never happened either

-the idea had been start up a khan academy type platform of job creating training modules learnt from 15 years of black students exchanges on entrepreneurship and empowering development of their own communities

 the questoin of whom ruined this greatest chance for  black students designing their own university remains under investigation- nov 2015 would have been very timely coming 2 months after launch of un sustainability goals and especially goal 11 sustainability communities and youth's impact .-remember it was the turner family that had pumped a billion dollars into un foundation aimed at making un actionably simple to partner better futures or humanity with

another worrying incident - in 2008 clinton global was used to promote obama yes youth can campaign - which he then proceeded not to empower youth with- watch april 1 clinton university on bereley and its start of the un year clinton global in september or any repeat pea promises

Saturday, March 5, 2016

In britain the main restaurant guide used to be complied by consumers- since 2006 mostofa and I would like to see a hubs guide rated by youth starting in dc-baltimore region- suspect that hubs much more relevant to sustainable supercities job creation than any university socialuniversities.com?   -after 8 years of not fixing any broken system the one legacy obama could value is letting his value ranking of universities be analysed by students-anyone know where in the department of education that is controlled?

the problem of a hub like any association (network of networs) is that its dna (or reality of higher purspoes) gets formed by its first members - wanted to see newish san diego hub open spaced early on

chris  240 316 8157  http://globalgrameen.ning.com