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S. Korea to launch presidential committee on carbon-neutral campaign, Moon says

All News 11:01 November 27, 2020

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in announced a plan Friday to establish a presidential body on South Korea's stated goal of going carbon neutral by 2050 as part of a "strong pan-governmental system" to push for the vision.

He said the envisioned government-private organization, tentatively named the "2050 Carbon Neutrality Committee," is meant to implement the policy speedily.

The government will also seek to create a new vice ministerial position to be in charge of energy policy at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the president added.

He was speaking at an interagency meeting on drawing up carbon-neutral strategies, joined by the heads of relevant ministries and senior ruling Democratic Party officials.

President Moon Jae-in speaks at a meeting on South Korea's aim of going carbon neutral by 2050 held at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Nov. 27, 2020. (Yonhap)

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