S. Korea, OECD to co-host conference on green growth

14:25, June 09, 2011      

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South Korea and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will jointly host an inaugural global conference on climate change and green growth later this month, the presidential office in Seoul said Thursday.

The Global Green Growth Summit 2011, to be held on June 20-21 in Seoul under the theme of "Building Planet-Responsible Civilization," will bring together 91 speakers from 25 countries, including OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.

Noeleen Heyzer, executive secretary of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and Zhengrong Shi, chairman of Suntech Power, a solar energy company based in China, will also be among the attendees.

South Korea, which established the Global Green Growth Institute in 2010 as part of its environmental initiatives, will present its vision for green growth and global governance regarding climate change, according to the office.

Participants will also discuss cooperation among the world's 20 major economies in addressing environmental challenges.

Source: Xinhua
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