Ban Ki-moon to lead green growth movement

By Yi Whan-woo

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will hold his first press conference on March 27 after being elected to lead the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in February.

It will be at 11:30 a.m. at The Westin Chosun in downtown Seoul.

The GGGI, a Seoul-based organization on sustainable economic growth, said last week Ban will talk about his plans as GGGI president and chairman.

He will also talk about the importance of fulfilling the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

The U.N. oversaw the creation of the SDGs and NDCs at the end of Ban’s second five-year term which concluded in December 2016.

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman and Ban will deliver a speech before they join a question-and-answer session with reporters.

Ban said he will “contribute to promoting green growth and sustainable development around the world” while doing his “best to fulfill the expectations of the international community in this regard.”

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