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[Environment] 7th Green Round Table to Take Place

  • Date : 2020-06-24 17:10:18
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1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold the “7th Green Round Table” under the theme “’Green New Deal’ and its potential in Post-COVID-19 recovery” at the Westin Chosun Seoul on June 24.

 

2. The upcoming Green Round Table will bring together about 120 people from various sectors at home and abroad, including the diplomatic corps, relevant government agencies, academia, and international organizations. It will consist of two sessions: one to underline the importance of the Green New Deal as a policy for post-COVID-19 economic recovery and response to climate change and environmental crisis, and another to discuss the way forward for the success of the Republic of Korea’s Green New Deal.

 

3. The event will feature welcoming remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang, Kyung-wha, and congratulatory remarks by President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ban Ki-moon, Chairman of Presidential Committee on Green Growth Kim Jung-wook, and National Assembly Member Kim Sung-whan of the Democratic Party. The second P4G Summit to be held in the ROK next year will also be promoted at the event.

 

o In addition, a video message congratulating the Green Round Table will be delivered by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed, showing the interest of the UN in our government’s Green New Deal policy.

 

4. On the occasion of the event, participants will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of GGGI, an international organization based in Korea promoting and assisting green growth in developing countries.

 

o GGGI will present a video clip and distribute photo albums to participants in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

 

5. The Foreign Ministry will use the event to explore the linkage between the efforts to address climate change and achieve sustainable development goals, and the Green New Deal policy and lead the international discussions in the area. The Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with relevant government ministries, will continue to promote the overall green growth policy being prioritized by the ROK government.