First Global Green Growth Summit Highlights Technology’s Role in Green Economy

28 June 2011: Organized under the theme "Building Planet - Responsible Civilization," the first annual Global Green Growth Summit explored: development strategies for green growth, prospects and challenges for the Republic of Korea's economy, enhancing global governance, and increased cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The summit was was held from 20-21 June 2011, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and was hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the OECD. It was organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Korea Development Institute (KDI), and National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS), in partnership with the UN.

The meeting ended with a message by President Lee Myung-bak, who stated that technology is key to a green economy with low carbon emissions. [Rio+20 News] [GGGI Summit Proceedings]