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Seoul Climate-Energy Holds a Conference to Discuss about New Climate System after Trump2017-01-03Hit:783


Seoul Climate-Energy Holds a Conference to Discuss about New Climate System after Trump

An international conference was held to discuss the future impacts and countermeasures against U.S president-elect Donald Trump’s withdraw from Paris climate change convention.


The 3rdSeoul Climate-Energy Conference, co-hosted by KAIST Graduate School of Green Growth and Our Future Corporation, was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-Dong, Seoul.


The Seoul Climate-Energy Conference is an international conference that presents the global society’s awareness of climate change and its policy direction. More than 500 people from climate experts, government departments, international organizations, academia, and industry participate annually.   

Starting with the congratulatory speech of former Prime Minister Hwang-Sik Kim, Who co-chaired the Green Growth Committee, Young-Pyo Hwang, the chairman of the Environment and Labor Committee of the National Assembly, and Rep. Byoung-Kuk Chung, Se-Jung Oh each presented their position and message on climate change.


Hwan-Ik Cho, the president of KEPCO, delivered a keynote speech on the “New Climate Energy Era and Role of KEPCO”.


Through his congratulatory speech, UN Secretary-General Ki-Moon Ban emphasized that “the Paris Convention on Climate Change opened the dawn of global corporation, and the civil society actors will continue to be powerful champions that drive action in the climate change era”.

The main theme of this year’s conference was “Marrakech Conference and New Climate Regime in 2020”, and the conference was divided into four sessions, which are national measures, energy conversion strategy, international carbon market, global green growth corporation.


In particular, as the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump became elected as the next president of the United States, the impacts of Paris Climate Change Convention on global climate response system and international collaboration were discussed during each session.

<From Maeil Business Newspaper>

Contact : Lee, Sohyun ( sohyun.c.lee@kaist.ac.kr )