Joint Press Release
The Republic of Korea and Canada agreed to launch the ROK-Canada Climate Change Dialogue
1. On September 5, 2022, Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Ambassador & Deputy Minister for Climate Change had a meeting with Catherine Stewart, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Korea where the Ambassadors agreed to launch the ROK-Canada Climate Change Dialogue.
2. Acknowledging the catastrophic and intensifying threats posed by climate change, the two Ambassadors shared their understanding of the need to urgently scale up climate action in this critical decade. Both countries have a role to play by implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement to keep the 1.5 ℃ goal within reach.
3. To effectively implement the commitments of the two countries under the Paris Agreement, including the respective 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets and 2050 carbon neutrality goals, the Ambassadors agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation on climate change through the launching of the ROK-Canada Climate Dialogue on an annual basis. The 1st ROK-Canada Climate Change Dialogue will be held in 2023.
4. During the bilateral Dialogue, the Ambassadors expect not only to discuss bilateral cooperation plans with regard to the international climate change commitments, policies and partnerships, but also exchange ideas and best practices regarding domestic climate action, including carbon pricing mechanisms, renewables, zero-emissions vehicles, and the deployment of clean technology.
5. As the climate diplomacy leaders of the two countries, the Ambassadors will continue to drive momentum and global climate ambition as countries meet for COP27 in Egypt this November.