Implementation of the Paris Agreement to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels calls for accelerated actions to achieve global carbon neutrality by the middle of this century.
Supporting the efforts of the international community to address the threat of climate change, the government of Korea declared its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and issued its Carbon Neutrality Strategy in December 2020. Further in September 2022, the government of Korea promulgated the Enforcement Decree of the Framework Act on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth for Climate Change in March 2022. With Korea becoming the 14th country to legislate the vision to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the Act stipulates that Korea’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets an emissions reduction goal of 40 percent from 2018 levels by 2030.
Despite the country's manufacturing-oriented industry structure, the updated target is the most ambitious level possible. The government will adopt climate-responsive budgeting and climate change impact assessments in major national plans, development projects, and national finance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions apart from implementing other various climate mitigation and adaption initiatives.
In addition, the Climate Response Fund has been operating since January 2022. A budget of 2.4 trillion Korean Won (about USD 1.9 billion) was reflected in 2022 to support greenhouse gas reduction measures, creation of carbon-neutral industries, just transition, and establishment of systems and infrastructure.
This Deep Dive Workshop (DDW) is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) of the Government of Korea and the Asian Development Bank. Since 2012, these organizations have jointly and steadily pursued efforts to promote clean energy initiatives in Asia and the Pacific countries through knowledge sharing, joint project undertakings, technical advisory services, and facilitating investments.
- To provide a venue to understand the strategies of the Republic of Korea and showcase innovative programs/projects, technologies, and business models to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
- To present ADB’s programs to support clean energy solutions to help achieve carbon neutrality.
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About the Organizer
Korea Energy Agency is a public institution established in 1980 under the Ministry Trade, Industry and Energy of the government of Korea to promote energy efficiency and conservation for rational use of energy as well as the deployment of renewable energy and other high-level technologies to help reduce global greenhouse emissions and contribute to international efforts to mitigate climate change risks.