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5th Green Growth Alliance meeting held in Copenhagen

08.10.2015  08:55

The cooperation in the Danish-Korean Green Growth Alliance, which was formalized as a government agreement between Denmark and South Korea in 2011, is a central part of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries. With a fruitful 5th meeting of the alliance held this week as a roundtable event in the margins of Danish Maritime Days the ties between two countries are getting even closer.

The meeting was chaired by the Director of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth, with the participation of Troels Lund Poulsen, Danish Minister for Business and Growth, and Kijune Yoo, Korean Minister for Ocean and Fisheries. In attendance were key decision-makers in the maritime sector such as high representatives from the two countries' shipowner associations, between whom a Memorandum of Understanding was signed. Major maritime companies such as Maersk, MAN Diesel & Turbo and the ship classification society Korean Register were also present as well as the Director of State of Green.

Some of the key points discussed concerned how climate and environmental regulation can be a driving force for green, maritime technologies and how the utilization of renewable marine energy resources can contribute to cope with Climate Change.

In addition to the roundtable meeting, the two ministers held a bilateral meeting in which they agreed to strengthen the cooperation on e-navigation and green shipping.

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 Official group photo.

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Troels Lund Poulsen, Denmark's Minister for Business and Growth, shaking hands with Kijune Yoo, Korea's Minister of Ocean and Fisheries.

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 Meeting on maritime cooperation between the two countries.

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Shipowner Associations from Denmark and Korea sign Memorandum of Understanding.

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Denmark's Ambassador to Korea, Thomas Lehmann, talking with the Korean Minister.

Photos taken by Keld Navntoft.