Awareness Raising Campaign on Air Pollution and Climate Crises in the Republic of Korea Kicks Off in December 2019

Embassy of Italy in Seoul Joins the Campaign

On December 12, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the embassies of Denmark, France and the UK and the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Korea agreed to partner on a civil society campaign with the aim of raising public awareness of the twin air pollution and climate crises and demonstrating public support for ambitious action to tackle these crises. The Campaign for Blue Skies and NetZero 2050 in the Republic of Korea will initially run during the first half of 2020, ending at a proposed Civil Society Summit on June 28, 2020. The civil society event will precede the P4G Summit on June 29-30, and will ask President Moon Jae-in to announce a long-term strategy for Korea to become a net-zero carbon emission country by 2050, setting a more ambitious five-year Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) target for the Paris Agreement in the lead up to COP26.