Global Green Growth Conference in Korea Focuses on Linking Creative Economy and Sustainable Growth

Write : 2014-11-19 19:08:53 Update : 2014-12-01 14:23:55

Global Green Growth Conference in Korea Focuses on Linking Creative Economy and Sustainable Growth

Anchor: The Global Green Growth Institute held an international conference in the South Korean port city of Incheon on Wednesday. Under the theme of finding links between creative economy and green growth, scholars, policy makers and other experts discussed ways to pursue environmentally sustainable growth. Following the GGGI plenary session, the organization's new chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono spoke to KBS World Radio about his plans to tackle climate change.
Our Kim Bum-soo has more.

Report: The Global Green Growth Institute held its annual conference in South Korea with some 200 key officials from international organizations, scholars and other experts in the field.

In his speech at the 2014 GGGI International Conference at Incheon city, the new chairman,  Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of the green growth organization stressed on the importance of environmentally sustainable economic growth. 

In his following interview with KBS World Radio, the former Indonesian president discussed his vision. 

[Interview: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono - Chairman of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (English)]
"Climate change is a threat to human kind, to our earth and to future generations. We have to work collectively to reduce the emissions. Combating climate change can be done if we can change the lifestyle of the people over the world, and if we can develop and adapt correct technology and if we have correct policies. Not only national policies but also international policies that can be adopted well."

The former Indonesian president also discussed inspiration he received from South Korean efforts to restore the country's nature, which made Korea more environmentally friendly.

[Interview: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono -Chairman of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (English)]
"I am inspired by what Korea had done in the past by conducting reforestation in 35 years in my knowledge that has been very successful in making this country cleaner and more beautiful from the perspective of environment."

At this year's GGGI gathering, participants focused on finding links between the creative economy and green growth. Discussions centered around three key drivers of green growth and creative economy, including technology, finance, and inclusiveness. 
Kim Bum-soo, KBS World Radio News.

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