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Webinar: Korea’s Green New Deal: Myths and Realities
November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(November 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am KST)
South Korea has adopted a Green New Deal as an official government program. It includes targeted investments in green and digital technology, the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs, and a reduction of the country’s sizable carbon footprint. Is this a major shift from the country’s “Green growth” approach? Has the government followed through on its promises? What are the prospects for a true transition to clean energy in Korea? Four Korean experts report from the frontlines of the climate crisis in Asia.
- “From Green Growth to Green New Deal” – Lee Taedong, professor of political science and international studies, Yonsei University
- “Evaluating Korea’s Green New Deal” – Kim Joojin, managing director, Solutions For Our Climate
- “Challenges and Opportunities of Energy Transition in Korea” – Hong Jong Ho, professor of economics at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University
- “Campaigning against Korea’s Dirty Energy” – Kwon Yoo-Jung, Green Environment Youth Korea (GEYK)
Moderated by Koohan Paik-Mander