The EU Delegation to Korea is pleased to organise the Roundtable Discussion on Sustainable Mobility: Reducing Emissions from Transport in EU and Korea. The event is part of the EU’s global initiative – ‘EU Climate Diplomacy Week’ aiming to raise public awareness on climate issues.
The half-day roundtable will invite renowned academics, business, government officials as well as EU officials for discussion. Notably, Dr Joëlle Hivonnet, Political Head of the EU Delegation will present the European Strategy for low-emission mobility, while Dr Young-Tae Kim, Deputy Director-General at Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will outline Korea’s transportation policy for green-house gas emission (GHG) reduction. In addition, the European and Korean experts will present specific cases and technological aspects of low-carbon mobility.
Recognising the urgency for GHG reduction in the mobility sector, the EU has set ambitious goals in the EU Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility, which stipulates a 40% cut in GHG emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2030, a 27% minimum share of renewable energy and a 27% minimum improvement in energy efficiency.
H. E. Dr Gerhard Sabathil, Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea, said “The mobility sector is facing a transformative change particularly with the emergence of electric vehicles. It is vital to discuss, and exchange, cutting-edge ideas which will ultimately bring about the technological revolution necessary if we are to meet our emissions targets.”
Notes to Editors:
1. The project ‘Climate Change Outreach in Korea’ is an EU-funded project running from June 2016 – November 2017.
2. The European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility:
3. The COP21 December 2015 in Paris states that cities are urgent targets for climate solutions http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/international/negotiations/index_en.htm
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