South Korea has pledged to reach carbon neutrality by mid of this century. What are key strategies to reach this goal?
It is clear that the energy transition is tearing down the traditional separation among power, transport and heating sectors since low-carbon electricity is expected to become the dominant energy carrier. Sector coupling can help to decarbonize the energy system while it simultaneously makes the energy system more flexible. How is this strategy reflected in the current energy transition discourse in South Korea?
At this event, a cooperation between Agora Energiewende and the Green Energy Strategy Institute (GESI), we have presented several decarbonization pathways to reach carbon neutrality and the role of sector coupling in the Korean energy system. The discussion will be enriched by examples from Germany as Agora Energiewende will provide insights on how Germany can become climate neutral by 2050.
After an opening statement by Sung-whan Kim, Congressman, Pilseok Kwon, Director of GESI, and Dr. Patrick Graichen, Director of Agora Energiewende, have presented strategies with a specific view on Korea and Germany and how these are aligned. Yeong-han Chun, Professor at Hongik University, discussed with several renowned panelists what next steps are needed to accelerate the implementation of policies to achieve the goal of zero emissions by the middle of this century.
The detailed programme for the event can be found in the download section below.
The event was hosted by our partner GESI.