EU-Korea Cooperation on the Path Towards 2050 Climate Neutrality

Topics: Events

Tags: Climate action | Energy

    16/09/2021 - 15:00
    Korea, Seoul
    16/09/2021 - 18:00
    EU-Korea Climate Action

The EU-Korea Climate Action Project, launched in2018 as an EU funded project, has supported climate actions of various actors to promote low carbon and green transition through cooperation and exchange between Korea and the EU.

As the project closes in October, we have prepared an opportunity to share the results of our activities with partner organizations and to explore tasks and potential cooperation between the EU and Korea to achieve carbon neutrality.


When: 15:00–18:00 (08:00-11:00 CET), Thursday, 16 September 2021

Organizer: EU-Korea Climate Action

Supported by: EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea

Language: English and Korean(simultaneous interpretation)


  • To share outcomes and lessons of the EU-KO Climate Action Project which has been implemented from January 2018, to accelerate climate actions in Korea through cooperation between climate stakeholders in the EU and Korea, with focus on energy, building and mobility, as the Climate Action Project will end in October 2021;

  • To provide insights and recommendations on the pathways, key challenges, and roles of various stakeholders to achieve 2050 climate neutrality in Korea, based on outcomes and lessons of climate actions implemented under the EU-Korea Climate Action Project;

  • To explore how to develop future cooperation between the EU and Korea to accelerate climate actions and achieve climate neutrality;


Moderator: Bonghee Son, Key Expert, EU-Korea Climate Action

Opening and Welcome Remarks


John Bogaerts, Deputy Head, EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea

Sun-Jin Yun, Co-Chairperson, 2050 Carbon Neutrality Commission


Special Session on the EU-Korea Climate Action project


Joachim Eissler, Team Leader, EU-Korea Climate Action

EU-Korea Climate Action Activity Video


Keynote Speech


EU’s Fit For 55 Package

Marta Olender, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG CLIMA

Korea’s Climate Neutrality Scenarios and NDCs

Seong-ho Lee, Executive Member, Energy Transition Forum


[Session 1] Energy Transition


Renewable energy and public acceptance

Sung-hee Im. Manager, Energy Transition Team, Green Korea United

Coal phase-out and just energy transition

Jung-pil Lee, Research Planner. Energy & Climate Policy Institute for Just Transition

Climate neutrality and local energy transition

Jeong-yeon Park, Secretary General, Local Government Association for Climate and Energy Transition





[Session 2] Energy-Efficient Building and Low-Carbon Mobility


Zero energy building and green remodeling

Youn-kyu Seo, Assistant Manager, Building Energy Management Division, Korea Energy Agency

Sustainable urban mobility

Myung-gu Chu, Chairperson, EcoMobility Network, Local Sustainable Alliance Korea

Cities for climate and citizens

Trey Park, Activist Researcher, Green Transition Youth


[Session 3] Panel Discussion: Climate Neutrality For All and EU-Korea Cooperation



Moderator: Yeon-hee Park, Director, ICLEI Korea Office

NGO: Eun-young Park, Implementation Director, Daejeon Energy

Local government: Yong-seok Oh, Chairperson, Climate and Energy Network, Local Sustainability Alliance Korea

Youth: Min-ji Yoon, Researcher, Institute for Green Transformation

European Partner: Olivia R. Rapf, Executive Director, Building Performance Institute Europe

European partner: Annika Tönjes, Research Fellow, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany


Closing: Ongoing and Future Support of EU I Area of Climate Change and Climate Neutrality in Korea


EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea


To join the webinar, please register on the Eu-Korea Climate Actions website by 15 september 2021. The link for the webinar will be emailed to you after registration.

For more information, please contact info@climateaction-korea.eu