South Korean President calls for global solidarity on carbon neutrality, including supporting partner countries in reducing coal dependency

At the virtual US-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate held on April 22-23, 2021, South Korea's President Jae-in Moon called for global efforts on carbon neutrality while highlighting the need to support partner countries in reducing their coal dependency.

Moon also called for high-income countries, including South Korea, to help reduce the number of coal-fired power plants across the globe while simultaneously increasing investments in renewable energy in lower-income countries.

South Korea will host the Partnering for Green Growth & the Global Goals (P4G) Summit on May 30-31, 2021, to accelerate international efforts to combat the climate crisis and meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs), as well as to provide a stepping stone to the COP26 climate conference in November 2021. 

Press release – Cheong Wa Dae

News article – Segye Ilbo (in Korean)