Organised by Korea and OECD
4-5 March 2010
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Green and growth can - and should - go hand in hand. There is a growing conviction across countries that we need a greener growth model. For that reason, the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in June 2009 adopted a Declaration on Green Growth, which invited the OECD to develop a Green Growth Strategy with the aim of achieving economic recovery and environmentally and socially sustainable economic growth. The Korean government is already actively promoting a green growth agenda. Other countries, both within the OECD and outside, are elaborating their own strategies for green growth.
To help identify future strategies for Green Growth, the OECD and Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy jointly held a workshop on “Delivering Green Growth” on 4-5 March 2010, in Seoul, Korea. This two-day workshop was attended by over 400 participants from business, academia, research institutes, public organizations and governments.
Thirty-seven experts from eight countries and the OECD contributed to the presentation and discussion on a wide range of strategic topics on green growth: challenges and opportunities for industries, innovation and green growth, implications for growth and job creation, and policy approaches to foster green growth.
The Summary report. Links to speakers' presentations can be found below.
Programme and presentations
Thursday, 4 March 2010
09:30-10:30 Session 1: Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speeches
- Hyung-Kook Kim, Chair of Korean Presidential Committee on Green Growth
- Chemin Rim, Vice Minister, Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy
- Mario Amano, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
10:30-12:30 Session 2: Innovation and Green Growth
14:00-16:30 Session 3: Challenges and Opportunities for Business (parallel sessions)
16:30-18:00 Session 4: Implications for Growth and Job Creation
Friday, 5 March 2010
09:00-12:00 Session 5: Policy Approaches to Foster Green Growth
- Yasuhisa Nakao, Director of Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, presented Japan’s Green Innovation Policy: Japan’s “Green Innovation” Policy
- Ken Warwick, Deputy Chief Economic Advisor of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Low Carbon Industrial Strategy - establishing an industrial policy for greener growth
- Matthew Howard, of the US Department of Commerce: Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (SMI)
- Berit Gullbransson, Director of Swedish Environmental Technology Council: Sweden’s approach to eco-efficiency
- Ji Xie, Deputy Director General of the National Development and Reform Commission of China: Energy-conservation objectives and measures
- Seok Cho, Deputy Minister for Industry of Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy: Korea’s green growth strategy
- Rob Visser, Chair of the OECD Core Group on Green Growth: The OECD Green Growth Strategy
Mr. Changhyun Jeong (OECD, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Declaration on Green Growth
Enabling green growth: sustainable manufacturing and eco-innovation
Eco-Innovation in Industry: Enabling Green Growth