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European Chamber of Commerce in Korea joins the Campaign for Blue Skies & NetZero 2050 in the Republic of Korea!

March 9, Seoul – The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) joined the Campaign for Blue Skies & NetZero 2050 in the Republic of Korea today to demonstrate support for the Korean government to announce a net-zero emissions target by 2050. The ECCK became the newest partner of the Campaign. So far, 10 organizations, including embassies, non-governmental organizations, and universities have officially signed up to partner for the Campaign, which is intended to raise public awareness of air pollution and climate crises in Korea. Over the past few weeks, organizations, namely WWF Korea, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Seoul, the University of Utah Asia Campus, and the Incheon Global Campus have joined the Campaign. In addition, GGGI and the Climate Change Center are in discussion with a few organizations, who have expressed interest in joining the Campaign. The Campaign aims to bring together business, labor and civil society to influence the Korean government to announce an ambitious, enabling policy that businesses and industries need to deliver bold climate action.

Christoph Heider, President of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) met with Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to formally announce ECCK’s commitment to support the Campaign and look for avenues of collaboration between GGGI and ECCK.

The Campaign on Blue Skies and NetZero2050 aims to bring together a coalition of many organizations in the Republic of Korea to share experience from across the world to build public awareness and support for action to be taken by the Korean government to address the air pollution and climate crises and announce a NetZero 2050 commitment at the 2020 P4G Summit in Seoul.

Launched in December 2019, the Campaign will run through the first half of 2020 and end at the Civil Society Summit on June 28, 2020. All organizations are very much welcome to join, and those coming on board will be asked to organize one or more events for their own community about the air pollution and climate crises, highlighting effective solutions, and experiences elsewhere that may inspire action in the ROK. While GGGI and the Climate Change Center are co-hosting the Secretariat of the Campaign and providing key messages and communications materials , the Campaign  is designed to be self-organizing, organic and loosely coordinated through a set of shared messages, some branded collateral, and a website that shares Campaign information, messages and events and coordinated media events.

For more information on the Campaign and how to join, please see our teaser video and brochure, and/or contact us at communications@gggi.org.

https://gggi.org/site/assets/uploads/2020/02/Campaign-Letter.pdf