Republic of Korea

Background and priorities

The Republic of Korea joined P4G as a country partner in 2017 and launched its National Platform in 2018. 

Korea has fostered a strong green growth alliance with Denmark, including as a leader in P4G’s predecessor, the Global Green Growth Forum, and is building on that progress through P4G. Noting its demonstrated success and continued commitment to sustainable development, the Republic of Korea facilitates cooperation and knowledge sharing with P4G partner countries. 

In collaboration with P4G, the Republic of Korea supports the curation of new partnerships that align with its development priorities and supports the implementation of these solutions. It advances P4G partnerships including those focused on the zero emissions shipping and agricultural economic growth. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working with business leaders, government and sustainability professionals from across the country, will help identify and accelerate partnerships in developing countries that offer innovative sustainability solutions.

The Republic of Korea’s leadership during COVID-19 and its introduction of the Korean New Deal is an inspiring example for P4G partnerships. This deal outlines a clear agenda that prioritizes a green recovery aligned with long-term climate goals. The proposed plan comprising a Green New Deal and Digital New Deal includes an investment agenda of US $ 135 billion in green and digital technology. The Green New Deal calls for the expansions of solar panels, investments in microgrid communities, zero emissions vehicles and circular economy practices.

The Republic of Korea will be the host of the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit scheduled on May 30 – 31, 2021. The Summit will unite heads of states, CEOs, investors and civil society leaders and be a major acceleration moment for P4G partnerships. It will also serve as a stepping stone to COP26.

Population 51.6 million

Country Priorities and Plans:

Climate Policy

It’s impossible to solve an issue that affects the entire earth such as climate change with only the efforts of any given country or the public sector. That is why I look forward to the tole of P4G partnership projects attended by various member countries, civic organizations and industrial circles from each continent.

President Moon Jae-in at the 2018 P4G Copenhagen Summit

Country Representatives and Main Contacts

Hyoeun Jenny Kim

Board of Directors

Ambassador & Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
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Tong-q Lee

P4G National Platform Chair, Director-General Climate, Energy, Environmental and Scientific Affairs Bureau
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