Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

A Free Online Public Webinar on the European Green Deal will be jointly held by the EU funded Climate Action Project and Energy Transition Forum on 25 June 2020

Seoul, 24/06/2020 - 07:10, UNIQUE ID: 200624_1
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The EU funded Climate Action Project in Korea and Energy Transition Forum Korea will jointly organize the free public webinar, “European Green Deal: An Opportunity for Green Economic Recovery after COVID-19” to provide a learning opportunity on the European Green Deal for the Korean and European audience, including local governments, NGOs, universities, research institutions, business and public at large.

The webinar will cover the key policy areas of the European Green Deal, highlighting the action plans, the Industrial Strategy, the investment and recovery plan, and the Just Transition Mechanism. In particular, it will discuss the Industrial Strategy, which aims to achieve the twin transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership in the industrial sector, and the Just Transition Mechanism to make the green transition fair for all Europeans. The webinar will provide important insights for the policy directions of the Korean Green New Deal, which has recently been a heated debate topic in Korea.  

The senior experts from the EU and Korea will join the discussions. On behalf of the European Commission, Elina Bardram, Head of the International Relations Unit of the Directorate General Climate Action (DG-CLIMA) and Anne Charlotte Bournoville, Head of the International Relations & Enlargement Unit of the Directorate General Energy (DG-ENER) will introduce the European Green Deal to the audience.

From the Korean side, Sun-jin Yun, Professor at Seoul National University, Chang-hoon Lee, Senior Research Fellow of the Korea Institute for Environmental Policy and Evaluation, and Won-young Yangyi, a Member of the National Assembly of Korea will speak about the Korean Green New Deal – the policy status, the expected social-economic outcomes, and the implementation measures, followed by a discussion facilitated and led by Jongho Hong, Co-representative of Energy Transition Forum and Professor of Seoul National University.

The European Green Deal, released in December last year, outlines a European vision for a sustainable future characterized by an economic growth decoupled from resource use, climate neutrality by 2050, and just transition. This EU’s roadmap will be implemented with action plans to boost the efficient use of resources, restore biodiversity, and cut pollution, and together with a EUR 1 trillion investment plan established for the next decade.

Online registration is open on the EU-Korea Climate Action Project website (http://www.climateaction-korea.eu/pc/en/main). Anyone who wants to learn about this interesting topic is welcome to join. Register now and join us! The webinar will start at 16:00 Korean time (09:00 hrs CET) on Thursday, 25 June 2020.

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