KEI Presents South Korea’s Low Carbon, Green Growth Vision

Jun 21, 2010, 16:18 ET from Korea Economic Institute

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Korea Economic Institute:

South Korea's Low Carbon, Green Growth Vision and The Potential for U.S.-Korea Cooperation

A Policy Seminar

With Keynote Luncheon Remarks by:

Daniel B. Poneman

Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy

Thursday, June 24, 2010, 10:00 am–3:30 pm

KEI Conference Facility

1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1010

Washington, DC 20006

To RSVP, email Sarah Howe at

In your RSVP, please specify which sessions you will attend.

You are cordially invited to attend the Korea Economic Institute's policy seminar on South Korea's low carbon, green growth vision and the potential for U.S.-Korea cooperation. The program features Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman as luncheon keynote speaker.


Session 1: South Korea's National Strategy for Green Growth

(10:00 am–12:00 pm)


South Korea's National Strategy for Green Growth

Chan-woo Kim


International Cooperation Office

Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea

Economic and Financial Implications of Korea's Green Growth Initiatives

Hyunghwan Joo


International Economic Affairs Bureau

Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea


James Bradbury

Senior Associate

Climate and Energy Program

World Resources Institute

Robert Pollin

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Working Lunch: 12:00–1:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote Address:

Opportunities to Build a Clean, Sustainable Energy Future

The Honorable Daniel Poneman

Deputy Secretary of Energy

Department of Energy

Session 2: South Korea's Technology for a Sustainable Energy Future

(1:30–3:30 pm)


Nuclear Energy and the Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV),

Viable Options for the Future

Soon Heung Chang

Provost and Vice President of Operations

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

The Issue of Radioactive Waste Disposal in Korea:

Challenges and Opportunities

Yongsoo Hwang

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

Visiting Scholar, CSIS


Gregory L. Rorrer

Program Director, Energy for Sustainability

Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Engineering Directorate

National Science Foundation

About the Seminar:

South Korea's green pledge was articulated in President Lee Myung-bak's New Green Growth Formula, summarized in his August 15, 2008 address on the 60th Anniversary of the Republic of Korea. Noting that, after the agricultural, industrial, and information revolution, the world is about to enter the age of an environmental revolution, President Lee presented low carbon green growth as a "new national development paradigm" that will create new growth engines and jobs in the 21st century, with the advent of green technology and clean energy. This policy seminar aims to initiate and stimulate discussion on South Korea's green growth vision, including: the national strategy; the five-year action plan; greenhouse gases reduction targets; smart grids; green vehicles; and nuclear energy. The seminar also intends to initiate discussion on areas with good potential for U.S.-South Korea cooperation on green growth.

For further information, please contact Greg Scarlatoiu ( or go to our website ( We look forward to having you join us for this seminar!

SOURCE Korea Economic Institute