Current Affairs Webinar Series on Green New Deal(2)
15 October, Thursday (16:00 Seoul time, GMT+9)
Background Note and Guiding Questions
Green New Deal has emerged as imperative policy direction in many parts of the world that would bring about forceful changes to the global community. It underlines the importance of of the dynamic interaction between climate/energy, market, technology, and policy more than ever before. Among the policies in the Green Deal package, energy policies target the expansion of renewable and distributed energy, innovative green industry ecosystem, and energy efficiency improvement. In this context, this webinar on energy policy of Green New Deal will invite experts who can address green energy transition from a policy perspective, green energy livelihood, and future implications of energy transition on industry.
This webinar will open with general policy implication of energy aspect of Green New Deal. Adopting Green Deal policy, from an energy policy perspective, indicates that renewable energy will take up a larger share in the energy portfolio to be ultimately 100% renewables. While contributing to meeting the global climate goal under the Paris Agreement, the extensive use of renewable energy can inevitably entails systemic changes in the composition of labor demands and the modality of citizen participation. Such implications of Green New Deal, particularly of energy policy strategies, will be introduced in the first presentation.
The webinar also offers an opportunity to share specific examples and learn lessons. The second speaker will explore how energy policy can affect communities and people’s livelihood. This includes a developing country case of how greener development model (or green transition strategy) can lead to improving energy access and deploying renewable energy facilities.
The green energy policies can be examined from industrial perspective as well. Government’s drive to change energy portfolio often times means a shift in business model. The third presentation will cover energy transition and its impact on industry, as well as the role of industry, providing a balanced approach to look closer at the Green New Deal.
The three lectures will be put together for the following discussion that asks “How to ensure long-term perspective in making and implementing green energy policy?”. Through the interactive discussion, presenters and participants can share their thoughts about this question to promote a learning atmosphere and facilitate knowledge transfer.
· Event type Online webinar
· Date October 15, 2020 at 16:00 (Seoul time, GMT+9)
· Organizer UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center
Central/local authorities, representatives from NGOs, leaders of regional and community-based organizations, academic and training institutions and other local actors, who are working on green transition in view of sustainable development. Also the government officials from Asia Pacific currently residing and studying in Korea can be included in the beneficiary group.
The workshop is expected to help countries and cities in transition to make their society and industry greener, and to give guidance to policy makers on their policy attempts on introducing Green New Deal policies. For the capacity building, this event will;
· Provide an opportunity for the government and city officials to take stock of their green energy policies;
· Promote a learning atmosphere between participants and establish a strong network which can be utilized after the workshop;
· Offer a venue for knowledge sharing and discussion and motivate participants to implement well-designed policies, with a particular focus on UN SDGs.
Application and deadline
● Apply by 12 October 2020 (Monday) Mid-day at: forms.gle/r3US5pwLJMYBjZCy9
● Kindly note that only selected applicants will be notified individually
● Any inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org