Korea’s Green Transformation: Leveraging New Trade Opportunities

How will Korea’s clean energy agenda open opportunities for trade and collaboration with Australia? In what ways can we learn from each other’s example?


In 2021, President Moon Jae-In announced an ambitious climate and energy agenda which he dubbed as Korea’s ‘Green New Deal’. Involving a US$144 billion investment, Moon outlined a whole of government approach to achieving net-zero by 2050. And despite a recent change in government, Korea has undoubtedly chosen to embark on a substantial transformation of its economy which has been historically dominated by coal and ‘brown energies’.

The Australian Government has also pledged to achieve Net-Zero by 2050 and has a lot to gain from collaborating with Korea, whose green policies have been driven not only by government planning but by extensive public-private cooperation, using market forces to fast-track its goals.

Join Associate Professor Elizabeth Thurbon, Asia Society Australia-Korea Fellow and Scientia Associate Professor of International Political Economy, UNSW Sydney, James Choi, Managing Director of J2 Advisory, John Hirjee, Head of Research & Analysis, Resources, Energy & Infrastructure at ANZ, Dr Fiona Simon, Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Hydrogen Council, and Liz Griffin, Executive Director of the Australia-Korea Business Council, for a discussion on the new possibilities for economic engagement with South Korea.

In-person attendees will have the opportunity to network and join a light lunch following the address.

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. AEST (in person) or 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. AEST (online)
Venue: ANZ Headquarters Melbourne and Zoom

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