South Korea’s Green Growth Strategy: Where it Stands and Where It’s Going
Event: June 23, 2011, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
9:00 am—1:30 pm (lunch provided)
Korea Economic Institute
1800 K Street NW, Suite 1010
KEI Conference Room
In the two and a half years since President Lee Myung-bak announced his “me first” strategy for accelerating green growth in Korea, he has inked numerous bilateral clean energy agreements, overseen passage of a law laying the groundwork for his sweeping strategy, and accepted several international awards for his leadership in the green growth arena. However, his administration has also revised plans for a cap-and-trade system in the face of opposition from the Korean private sector, showing the difficulty in swaying business leaders to “go first” in green growth when they perceive potential competitive disadvantages. Co-hosted by the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy and Korea Economic Institute, this conference will examine the successes and challenges of Korea’s green growth implementation, the private sector’s role in bringing about a low-carbon economy, and the regional context of Korea’s green growth efforts. Panelists will also consider where there is crossover in the U.S. and ROK approaches to climate change and clean energy development, and the potential for future collaboration.
To RSVP please contact Sarah Howe ([email protected]) at Korea Economic Institute with name and affiliation.
9:00-9:15 am. Introductory Remarks
Ambassador HAN Duck-soo (invited)
ROK Ambassador to the United States
9:15-9:45 am. Keynote Speech: What is Green Growth? The South Korean Context
Chairman, Presidential Committee on Green Growth
10:00-11:00 am. The Private Sector Role in Green Growth: Challenges and Opportunities
Research Fellow, LS Industrial Systems
President, Korea Institute of Energy Research
11:00 am-12:00 pm. ROK Green Growth in a Regional Context
Professor, Korea University
Member, Presidential Committee on Green Growth
Director, Energy and Climate Practice, Rhodium Group
Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
12:15- 1:30 pm. Luncheon Keynote Speech
President and CEO, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition
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