Talking at the P4G Summit in Korea

I had the honour to address the P4G Summit in Korea following the opening remarks of Environment Minister Han Jeong-ae. There are 12 countries in the P4G: Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, Vietnam and Korea. It partners with five organizations, including the Global Green Growth Institution, and over 240 global businesses and civic groups. South Korea has declared goals to meet goals of Carbon neutrality before 2050. More info here from Korea Joongang Daily:

P4G starts Sunday, brings together world leaders to tackle climate change

“Carbon neutrality is the most important issue for the global community, and this is something we need to address in an urgent manner,” said Environment Minister Han Jeoung-ae in a special session on carbon neutrality. “As major countries declared carbon neutrality, the Korean government announced the same ambition at the end of last year to join this effort.”

She added that cutting emissions “requires a grand transformation of our entire society,” stressing local governments’ role in a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, ambitious technological innovations and a fundamental change in industrial structures in order to “save energy and resources in all places including homes and offices and put into practice ecofriendly lifestyles.”The Environment Ministry will host a session on “Carbon-Neutral Water Management for Climate Resilience” scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, addressing the issue of water security amid the recent frequency of water-related disasters such as flooding and droughts.¬†

Environment Minister Han will provide welcoming remarks, and will be followed by Netherlands’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag, Huh Jae-yeong, co-chairman of Korea’s National Water Commission, and Iceland writer Andri Snaer Magnason.

Here is an article in Korean media.

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