Hosted by: The Korean Government and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Organized by: Korea Development Institute (KDI), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS)
In Partnership with: The United Nations (UN)
Official language: English
It was our great pleasure to welcome you to the Global Green Growth Summit 2011 held on 20-21 June, 2011 in Seoul, jointly hosted by the Korean Government and the OECD in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the OECD and the first anniversary of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).
The OECD has contributed in substantial ways in addressing key tasks on the international agenda for the last 50 years by promoting “Better Policies for Better Lives.” With the adoption of the OECD Green Growth Strategy Synthesis Report at the 2011 Ministerial Council Meeting of OECD, we envisage that green growth, initiated by the Korean Government under the leadership of President Lee Myung-bak, will gain still greater recognition as an innovative paradigm for economic growth and international development cooperation around the globe.
Envisioning green growth as a vital driver for the future of the global community, the Korean Government and the OECD presented “Building a Planet-Responsible Civilization” as the central theme for the Global Green Growth Summit 2011. Under this theme, the Summit focused on initiatives for promoting green growth, enhancing global governance and exploring enhanced cooperation between Korea and OECD as we move towards a new partnership and leadership.
We believe that the expertise and experience of many persons greatly enriched the discussions and we appreciate the many valuable contributions to this event.
Kim Sung-Hwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, OECD
In Korea, emerald green is the same color as the bright hue of grass growing under the sun. In dancheong, which are traditional Korean multicolored paintwork on wooden buildings, emerald green has the highest chroma of the color green. This prevents the overall atmosphere of the buildings from becoming too somber and instead creates a bright, lively ambience. Emerald green in the GGGS logo is more than just a color; it symbolizes the color of grass thriving under the sun.