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Workshop on 'International Climate policy after Paris and Marrakesh - developments in China and Korea and its implications for the EU'

21 December 2016

The LETs Link Emissions Trading Systems Research Group held a successful workshop on the recent developments in the Chinese and Korean climate policies and the implications that the Paris agreement will have for the European Union in general and the Netherlands in particular. The workshop was organized with the collaboration and support of the Korea Foundation and the Dutch Emissions Authority (NEa) within the framework of a research project on Korean Climate Change that LETs is conducting. This was the very first time that the NEa co-organized an academic session and even hosted it at its own premises. This positively reflects upon the relationship between NEa and LETs.

In this very interactive workshop participated representatives from the Dutch industry, civil servants and academia. They learned and discussed about the topic which was presented by renown national experts as well as international experts coming from the Korean Legislative Research Institute, the Seoul based International Trade Consulting and the Beijing’s Central University of Finance and Economics. In addition, representatives of the diplomatic service from the South Korean and the Chinese Embassies participated actively in the workshop.

The international guests had also the chance to encounter Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Binnenhof and took a photo with him. The Prime Minister explained that he had been to Korea this September and became an honorary citizen of Seoul. At this occasion, there was also the opportunity to briefly inform him about the workshop and the work that LETs and the University of Groningen do.

For more information on the workshop and the topic please contact Stefan Weishaar at: s.e.weishaar

Last modified:23 December 2016 09.27 a.m.

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