With increased interest in clean energy around the globe, now is the time for countries to jump into action, said the head of Global Green Growth Institute, a Seoul-based global organization on environmental-friendly development.
Frank Rijsberman, the GGGI’s director-general, also urged Korea to focus on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.
“(It’s time for) South Korea to demonstrate how to develop renewable energy sources and invest in green growth,” Rijsberman said during an interview with The Korea Herald.
The GGGI was launched in 2010 with the goal of bridging the rich and poor by sharing funding and technological know-how for environmentally friendly development. It seeks to introduce comprehensive planning frameworks for each member country. It has 26 donor and recipient member states working on 34 programs in 24 countries.
“It’s also our mission to support green mechanisms and make sure actions are on the ground,” the director-general said.
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