South Korea launches presidential panel on carbon neutrality
An image of carbon neutrality. (Yonhap)
President Moon Jae-in called on the public and private sector to develop policies, which would be a firm “cornerstone and pillar” of the campaign to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, at the groundbreaking ceremony committee at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in central Seoul. .
He reaffirmed that South Korea would respond to the climate crisis in a “pre-emptive” manner as an exemplary nation to make it an opportunity for sustainable development.
The committee is made up of 18 government representatives and 77 members of the private sector.
It is co-directed by Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum and Yun Sun-jin, professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Seoul National University.
The panel was launched a day before the start of the second P4G summit hosted by South Korea. The opening ceremony will take place at the DDP. Dozens of world leaders are planning to join the two-day event via video links.
P4G stands for Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, an international partnership formed as part of efforts to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. (Yonhap)