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Korea, G7 and others launch ‘Climate Club’ on carbon neutrality

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in central Seoul / Korea Times file

The Group of Seven (G7) economic powers, along with South Korea and 28 other countries, launched an international “Climate Club” on Friday to support green transition, the foreign ministry said.

The announcement for the full launch of the club was made during the 28th United Nations climate change conference (COP28) in Dubai, which kicked off Thursday for a 13-day run.

The Climate Club, first proposed by Germany during a G7 summit meeting in January 2022, is a global initiative launched in December last year to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

It brings together 36 countries, including South Korea and the G7, that are actively pushing for carbon neutrality policies, according to the ministry. The G7 consists of the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

In May, President Yoon Suk Yeol announced South Korea’s decision to join the club, vowing to play a bigger role in tackling the climate crisis.

The ceremony for the official launch of the club was attended by Cho Heung-seek, South Korea’s special envoy on climate change, as well as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, according to the ministry.

Separately, South Korea also agreed Friday to join five global initiatives led by the United Arab Emirates, including those on renewable energy and mutual recognition of certification schemes for renewable hydrogen, agriculture and health, the ministry said. (Yonhap)

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