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8th Korean-Danish Green Growth Alliance meeting held in Seoul

06.11.2018  05:35

On Thursday November 1st, the 8th Green Growth Alliance meeting was held in Seoul. The meeting included the signing of an MOU on cooperation in the field of renewable energy with particular emphasis on offshore wind between the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea and The Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate of Denmark.  


The focus of the 2018 Korean-Danish Green Growth Alliance meeting was energy transition and the opportunities for clean energy industry. The main agendas included the strengthening of the Korea-Denmark partnership within offshore wind, onshore wind, solar photovoltaic and other renewable energy sources when it comes to production as well as R&D. The meeting and the signing of the MOU marks yet a step towards closer cooperation within a field that is highly prioritized politically in both countries. Last year, South Korea set a clear course for the country's green transition as President Moon announced that the country aims at increasing its share of renewable energy to 20 percent by 2030.  


In relation to the GGA meeting, Minister Lilleholt said that he sees great potential in the cooperation with South Korea which is a relatively new market for Denmark and expects that Danish experts and know-how can benefit the South Koreans in their ambitious green transition. At the same time, he hopes that the cooperation may open up for Danish energy companies with technical solutions to help advance exports.


Attending the meeting from Korea were various key actors in the environmental sector, including Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yunmo Sung, the Korea Energy Economics Institute, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Korea Smart Grid Association, LSIS and other companies in the clean tech sector.  


The Danish participants included the Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Chistian Lilleholt and ministry officials, a business delegation consisting of the Confederation of Danish Industry, Vestas, Orsted, CIP, NIRAS, COWI, EKF, LM Wind, Hempel, Kromann-Reumert and BWSC and Technical University of Denmark. During the GGA seminar each company had the opportunity to present their skills and solutions within this field while pointing to areas of potential cooperation that will benefit the Korean wind market as well as Danish exports and the global climate.  


An MoU was also signed between the Green Technology Center in Korea and the CLEAN cluster in Denmark to establish a cooperative relationship in the fields of climate change adaptation, mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions, technology transfer and development, smart energy, environment, smart city, and internationalization.