As industry-based economies, Korea and Germany face similar challenges when it comes to shaping their energy system’s future. Both countries aim to significantly reduce their carbon emissions by increasing the usage of renewable energy while phasing out nuclear energy and reducing the reliance on fossil fuels. Both countries also see green hydrogen as one pillar of both their future energy system and post-Covid-19 recovery strategy.
The Korean-German Energy Day 2020 will take place from 7 to 9 December and is part of the Korean-German Energy Partnership formed between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Korean Ministry of Trade in December 2019. The event provides a platform for energy experts from government, industry, research and civil society to exchange views, engage with one another and learn from each other's experiences.
This year's Korean-German Energy Days will focus on three main themes, each reflected in one of the conference days: Socially just transition to a new energy system, the role of green hydrogen for the economy, and renewable energy implementation, especially offshore wind and photovoltaic. On the first day of the event, Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick, Scientific Managing Director at the Wuppertal Institute, will moderate the first session on the topic "How do we achieve a Just Transition to a New Fossil-Free Energy System?".
The main language of the event is English. The main sessions will be translated simultaneously in Korean and English. A registration for the event is free of charge and possible under the link below. The participation is free of charge.