[The Hwankyung Ilbo] The Ministry of Environment will hold a ‘Seoul Initiative Policy Forum’ from July 4 to 6 to promote green economy and to deal with climate change in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
More than 130 people from domestic and international academia and industry experts will participate in this forum, including environmental officials from 20 countries, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The Seoul Initiative is a multilateral environmental cooperation project proposed at the 5th Meeting of the Environment Ministers Meeting in 2005 by the Korean government to promote sustainable development in the region.
This year's Policy Forum will discuss the promotion of climate change response through the Green Economic Instruments to achieve the SDGs and share experiences of policy making in Korea and other countries.
Korea will discuss various green economic policy measures such as green point system and green card for citizens and eco-labeling for companies.
“The knowledge and experience of green economic policy instruments shared through this forum will help Asian countries to fulfill their sustainable development goals,” said an official of the Ministry of Environment.
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