GGGI head discusses Korea’s carbon goals

May 31,2014

Yvo de Boer
Korea is set to implement a carbon trading scheme next year, an important step in reducing its carbon footprint despite objections from construction conglomerates.

Although Korea’s effort may not be as aggressive as that of European countries, the carbon trading scheme is considered to be a large step forward.

The Global Green Growth Institute, an international environment organization headquartered in Seoul, tries to help countries embrace environmental friendliness.

Yvo de Boer, a former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is the new general director of GGGI.

The Korea JoongAng Daily sat down with de Boer to discuss the institute’s work.

Read the full interview.