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KEI Policy Forum on Carbon Neutrality
  • Date2021-06-30 00:00
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"The Grand Transition to a Carbon Neutral Society based on Sympathy, Participation, and Action"

 

The Korea Environment Institute (KEI) hosted a forum on carbon neutrality on June 30 at the President Hotel, Seoul. Subtitled 'The Grand Transition to a Carbon Neutral Society based on Sympathy, Participation, and Action', the event was sponsored by the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences (NRC). The Ministry of Environment and 17 other leading research institutes affiliated to the Council, including the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), and Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), cooperated.

 

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The main purpose of the event was to develop short-term action plans to solve urgent tasks associated with carbon neutrality. The specific roles of the government, enterprise, and the citizen to achieve carbon neutrality across the entire nation were widely discussed. Dr. Dong Won Shin, Head of the Division for Climate and Energy, also devoted to the research on carbon neutrality, presided over the presentation session, and President Jeyong Yoon the general discussion session.

 

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President Jeyong Yoon

 

The first session included the keynote speech and presentation. Dr. Sun Jin Yun, Chairperson of the Carbon Neutrality Committee, gave the speech with the title "A step forward into the future: Inclusive carbon neutral society." Dr. Changhoon Lee, Chief Research Fellow and Head of the KEI Green New Deal Research Group, gave a presentation on the key issues of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

 

Dr. Lee

Dr. Changhoon Lee

 

In the following roundtable discussion, Presidents of 6 research institutes including the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET), Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF), and Korea Labor Institute (KLI), participated to draw up a blueprint for transitioning to a carbon neutral society.