Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda


Organized by the Nautilus Institute

September 21 and 22, Beijing, China

21 September

9:00:    Welcoming Remarks by Meeting Co-hosts

SESSION A: DPRK Overview: Political Situation, Economy and Trade

9:15 – 9:45: “Highlights of Recent Trends in the DPRK and in its International Relations: Challenges and Opportunities”, Peter HAYES, Nautilus Institute

SESSION B: DPRK Energy Demand, Supply, Trade, and Resources

10:00 – 10:35: “Analysis of Present Status and Future Supply/Demand prospects for the DPRK Power System”, YOON Jae-young, Korea Electrotechnical Research Institute

10:35 – 11:10: “The DPRK’s Energy, Energy-related, and Minerals Imports from and Exports to China”, Nathaniel ADEN, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, China Energy Group

11:10 – 11:45: Presentation on DPRK Electricity Grid

11:45 – 12:20: “The DPRK Energy Sector: Demand and Supply Overview, and Key Areas for Assistance”, David VON HIPPEL, Nautilus Institute

SESSION C: DPRK Mineral Sector

13:30 – 14:05: “Update on Estimate of Mineral Resources in the DPR Korea”, CHOI Kyungsoo, North Korea Resource Institute

14:05 – 14:40: “Report on Experience Working in the DPRK Minerals Sector”, Andrew HUXTABLE and colleague Michael JOHNSON, Korea Sustainable Development Investments

14:40 – 15:15:  “DPRK Power Plant Rehabilitation: Project Experience and Lessons Learned”, John FETTER, FSI Energy, LLC

SESSION D: International Cooperation and Investment in the DPRK Energy and Minerals Sectors 

Session Chair and Discussant, Colin HESELTINE, Australia

15:30 – 16:05: ”DPRK Energy Sector Assistance Options and Sequencing Considerations for the International Community”, David VON HIPPEL and Peter HAYES, Nautilus Institute

16:05: Discussant Comments followed by Open Group Discussion including experts who have spoken earlier in the Meeting and other attendees, focusing on DPRK energy and minerals cooperation opportunities, challenges, and attractive “first steps”

22 September

SESSION D:  Mineral Sector Development Worldwide, Key Issues and Best Practices for Mining Sector Development

9:30 – 10:00: “The Global Minerals Sector: Production Trends, Markets, and Lessons for the Future” Peter DEMURA, (formerly of Price-Waterhouse Cooper)

10:00-10:50: “Key Issues and Best Practices for Minerals Sector Development: Overarching Themes and ROK Case Study”, Arabella IMHOFF and Ji-hyun LEE, Nautilus Institute

11:05-11:35: “Minerals, Economic Development, and Local Communities: Key Approaches and Case Studies from Asia” Allen CLARK, East-West Institute

11:35 – 12:30: Group Discussion: International Cooperation for Sustainable Development of Regional Minerals Sector

SESSION E: The Minerals Sector in Northeast Asia

13:30-14:00: “A Case Study on Mineral Development in the Russian Far East: Best Practices for Sustainable Development”, Natalia LOMAKINA, Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences

14:00-14:30: “The Mongolian Minerals Sector, Future Plans, and Regional Cooperation”, ODONCHIMEG Lundaa, International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mongolia

14:30-15:00: “The DPRK Minerals Sector: Institutions, Resources, National Goals, and Opportunities for International Collaboration”, DPRK Delegation

15:30-16:00:  “Development of Environmental Policy for PRC Investment in Mineral Sectors Abroad”, REN Peng, Global Environmental Institute

16:00 – 16:30: “Key Issues and Best Practices for Sustainable Minerals Sector Development in China”, HU Yuhong, Deputy Director General, National Center for International Cooperation of State Administration of Work Safety

16:30-17:00: “Experience and Goals of the ROK in Regional Mineral Sector Development Cooperation”, CHUNG Woo-jin and PARK Jimin, KEEI

SESSION F: Group Discussion on the Mineral Sector in the Northeast Asia Region