Side Events Build Momentum to the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit


Prior to the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit program on May 30-31, leading organizations and P4G partnerships will host a series of official side events. These discussions will include the perspectives of high-level leaders and be focused on scaling market-based solutions to deliver impact.   

The Korean New Deal and Smart Buildings: Fighting Climate Change while Creating Jobs and Growth 

This event will showcase how the green restart, and the Korean New Deal in particular, can help economies recover while accelerating our journey towards net zero emissions. It will look at how governments and the private sector are working to build smarter, more energy-efficient commercial buildings – and enable greater growth and climate action. Register here to join the session on May 25 from 15:30-17:00 KST / 2:30-4:00 EST. 

Steering the Green Transition in Farming and Food – Innovative Technology as a Key Driver 

Food Nations first Global Food Talk on innovative technology will prompt attendees to gain knowledge on game-changing technological solutions, scalable actions and partnership models for sustainable development. They will be inspired by international stakeholders focusing on the possibilities of innovative technology as a driver to accelerate the transformation of food systems and become motivated to take action towards green transition and share ideas to act towards the UN Food System Summit 2021. Register here to join the session on May 25 from 21:00-22:00 / 8:00-9:00 EST.  

Green Insights: Toward Carbon Neutrality in Korea and Denmark 

At this event, South Korea and Denmark will share knowledge, solutions and challenges towards carbon neutrality. High-level speakers from both countries will present climate plans and ambitions based on partnerships towards a greener future. The purpose of the event is to highlight the ambitions towards carbon reductions and carbon neutrality of both Denmark and Korea, as well as build a partnership between the Korean and Danish side through a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Korea Energy Information Culture Agency (KEIA) and State of Green. Register here to join the session on May 26 from 15:00-16:40 KST / 2:00-3:40 EST. 

Investing in a Just Transition: How Benchmarks can Reorient Capital for People and Planet 

This event will explore how a just transition can help to ensure a green and inclusive recovery and more sustainable future aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The session will focus specifically on how investors can engage more meaningfully with companies and allocate capital to more effectively meet these goals. Speakers will also discuss how the World Benchmarking Alliance's Just Transition methodology and company assessments can support investors in holding companies accountable for their efforts to decarbonize, while protecting the rights and wellbeing of their workers and the communities in which they operate. Register here to join the session on May 27 from 17:00-18:30 KST / 4:00-5:30 EST. 

Biogas To Green Hydrogen 

How do we create viable state, municipal and private sector partnerships in moving from biogas to green hydrogen? Join leading Korean and Danish players and discuss ways of finding decentralized solutions to global problems. Register here to join the event on May 27 from 16:30-18:30 KST / 3:30-5:30 EST. 

A High-Level Dialogue between P4G Sustainable Food Partnership CEOs; Unfolding an Innovative Partnership Model and SDG2 Impact Solutions 

This high-level conversation between CEOs and high-level speakers will bring together key representatives from the P4G Partnership Sustainable Food Partnership and the P4G network to critically unfold the complexity and uniqueness of engaging in these types of partnerships. The discussion will include what challenges the food sector encounters in Ethiopia and beyond, and which solutions should be put in place to address these challenges. Register here to join the session on May 28 from 20:00-21:30 KST / 7:00-8:30 EST. 

Offshore Wind, 12GW and Beyond 

This side event on offshore wind will present key features and experiences generated from Korea and Denmark concerning regulatory frameworks, initiatives to de-risk investments, spatial marine planning, market conditions and technological solutions. The side-event will also present a new study on the cost of energy in Korea generated by the Korean-Danish partnership on energy in collaboration with the Dutch embassy in Korea. Join to learn insights from Korean, Danish and Dutch stakeholders sharing know-how, experiences and the future potential of offshore wind energy. Register here to join the event on May 28 from 15:00-17:30 KST / 2:00-4:30 EST. 

International Cooperation to Facilitate the Adoption of E-Mobility for the Sustainable Development in GGGI Members 

The event aims to bring together diverse stakeholders to share the experiences and lessons learned from the examples of ongoing/completed electric mobility activities. Government officials, business leaders, experts, practitioners and investors will debate the progress, challenges ahead and innovative collaboration, their visible impacts to date as well as policy and investment needs and challenges. Participants will engage through chat room discussions to share their comments and views on some key innovations and to encourage networking and collaboration. Register here to join the session on May 28 from 21:00 –22:30 KST / 8:00-9:30 EST. 

Global Investor Action and Initiatives Towards Net-Zero 

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is hosting a global C-level investor panel, “Global Investor Action and Initiatives Towards Net-Zero” on behalf of The Investor Agenda at the P4G Global Summit in Seoul. It aims to help catalyze Asian investors, particularly those in South Korea adopt climate change strategies into their portfolios and participate in relevant global investor initiatives that have been actively progressing in other markets. Register here to join the session on May 31 from 15:00-18:00 KST / 2:00 – 5:00 EST.  

P4G Entrepreneurs and SMEs Challenge 

Throughout this event, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups of the Republic of Korea (MSS) and ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC) will provide networking opportunities among innovative start-ups, SMEs, and investors to develop business and publicize their businesses. Moreover, the P4G Entrepreneurs and SMEs Challenge will provide an effective networking platform for both companies and the investor through the online exhibition and IR pitching session. The P4G Entrepreneurs and SMEs Challenge will also endeavor to make the environment more sustainable through the development of eco-friendly technologies and business activities by companies. Register here to join the session on May 31 from 18:00-20:00 KST / 5:00 – 7:00 EST. 

For a full list of official Summit sessions occurring from May 24-31, visit the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit website. 


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