Green Finance to Accelerate the Transition to Sustainable and Clean Energy 16:00 – 18:00 (08:00 – 10:00 CET), Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Time Program

Opening remarks

  • Michael Danagher, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
  • Simon Smith, British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
  • María Castillo Fernández, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea
  • Sung-jin Leem, Co-representative, Energy Transition Forum & Professor, Jeonju University

Congratulatory remarks

  • Hyung-bae Min, National Assembly Member


  • EU’s Sustainable Finance Strategy: Caroline Wellemans, Deputy Head of the Unit Responsible for Sustainable Finance, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
  • PPCA Financial Principles to accelerate the transition: Helen Wildsmith, Stewardship Director, Climate Change, CCLA & Coordinator of PPCA Finance Taskforce

[Panel Discussion]

Moderator: Chun-taek Rim, President, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning

  • Green finance for coal phase-out and energy transition in Korea: Hyung-na Oh, Professor, Kyung Hee College of International Studies
  • Legislation on green finance in Korea: Hyoung-kun Park, Financial Institutions Specialist, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • Coal-free depository declaration in Korea: Jong-o Lee, Executive Secretary, Korea Sustainability Investing Forum (KoSIF)
  • Korea’s Green Finance Strategy: Dong-hoon Lee, Director, Financial Policy Bureau, Financial Services Commission

Open discussion and Q&A