South Korea announces climate change mitigation projects in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) of South Korea announced a plan to implement projects aimed at improving access to solar energy in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. According to its 'Green New Deal Official Development Assistance', KOICA will invest KRW22 billion (US$19 million) over five years (2020 to 2024). In addition to mitigating climate change, this project will contribute to reducing unequal access to electricity among vulnerable groups in partner countries, and will provide a mechanism of local income generation through solar energy production.

Press release – KOICA (in Korean)