The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will co-host the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change, at GGGI HQ on May 17, 2019. The conference is organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and hosted by GGGI, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, the Green Asia Organization, and the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), with support from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The Paris Agreement now requires all the member countries of the UNFCCC to develop and submit their NDCs on a regular basis with a five-year periodic review process. In this situation, developing countries which do not have experiences in developing their emission reduction target along with low carbon development plans need to build their capacities on related issues such as forest management, MRV, Article 6 mechanisms, and so on. In this context, this workshop aims at sharing experiences among the related experts, organizations and the governments thereby searching for how to enhance capacities of developing countries to address climate change.
Among the distinguished guests will be Young Sook Yoo, Co-President of Climate Change Center & former Environment Minister of the Republic of Korea; Yeon-chul Yoo, Climate Change Ambassador of the Republic of Korea; Kak-soo Shin, Senior Advisor of CSDLAP & former Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea; Raul Silvero, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in the Republic of Korea; Bekuma Merdassa, Minister counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Seoul; as well as Ian McConville, Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in the Republic of Korea.