Current Affairs Webinar Series on Green New Deal (1)
- Climate Policy -
Green New Deal, as recently announced by the Korean government, is expected to bring new momentum to both the economy and environment. The sets of policy would not just present future policy direction but also revitalize the COVID-19 striken economy. Korean Green New Deal is part of a larger ‘New Deal’ package that includes Digital New Deal.
According to the plan, South Korea aims to reach zero emissions by 2050. To this end, it would halt providing subsidies to coal power plants projects, and set the goal of reducing fine dust domestically 40 percent by 2040. The plan also includes establishing a training center to support workers transition to greener jobs.
Based on this understanding, CIFAL Jeju organizes two webinars on Green New Deal to discuss climate and energy policies in depth. Sharing different perspectives and interpretations on the Green New Deal policy package would allow participants to take stock of new development model and engage in future policy learning.
The first webinar on climate policy of Green New Deal will have geographical diversity that covers 1) the EU as an early adopter of the Green New Deal to share the lessons and challenges it learned, 2) Korea with its particular focus on air quality improvement, and 3) developing countries to identify opportunities to better adapt to climate change and implement localized green new deal. There will be a presentation on the Korean model of Green New Deal, followed by panel discussion on different models of Green New Deal (European model) and its potential application in developing countries.
· Event type Online webinar with interactive discussion
· Date September 18(Friady), 2020, 16:00 (Seoul time, GMT+9)
· Organizer UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center
Central/local authorities, representatives from NGOs, leaders of regional and community-based organizations, academic and training institutions and other local actors, who are working on green transition in view of sustainable development.
The workshop is expected to help countries and cities in transition to make their society and industry greener, and to give guidance to policy makers on their policy attempts on introducing Green New Deal policies. For the capacity building, this event will;
· Provide an opportunity for the government and city officials to learn from the European and Korean Green New Deal;
· Promote a learning atmosphere between participants and establish a strong network which can be utilized after the workshop;
· Offer a venue for knowledge sharing and discussion and motivate participants to implement well-designed policies, with a particular focus on UN SDGs.
Send the filled-in application form to hjkim.jitc.@gmail.com by 16 September 2020 (Wednesday) Noon (12:00pm).
Kindly note that only selected applicants will be notified individually.
Webinar series 1
Sul Kyung Hoon, Director of CIFAL Jeju
Green New Deal (EU Case)
Green New Deal – possible adaptation in developing countries
Green New Deal (Korea Case)
Discussio & Q&A
* The above programme is subject to change