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Korea proposes global workstream for CFE Initiative at Clean Energy Ministerial
  • Registration date2024-05-16
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Director General for Energy Policy Choi Yeon-woo at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) attended the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Senior Officials' Meeting and Mission Innovation (MI) Annual Gathering held from May 15-17 in Bali, Indonesia, and partook in discussions on technology development and measures for accelerating clean energy transition.


Representatives of 29 member countries gathered for in-depth discussions on the effective management methods for the 24 clean energy working groups on nuclear power, renewables, battery, and efficiency, as well as measures for developing the seven Missions on areas like clean hydrogen, clean power, and carbon dioxide removal (CDR).


On this occasion, MOTIE proposed the launching of a new global workstream for Carbon Free Energy (CFE) Initiative as a platform for dialogue and cooperation on the schemes to expand and implement carbon-free energy utilization with member countries, and as a means to diffuse the CFE Initiative. The Initiative was initially suggested by President Yoon Suk Yeol during the United Nations General Assembly in September 2023 for achieving carbon neutrality and mitigating the climate change adaptation gap, winning official support from countries like Japan, the UK, France, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Romania.


On the margins of the CEM meetings, MOTIE and the Carbon Free (CF) Alliance held the “Advancing Climate Goals with Carbon-Free Energy,” where government officials, industries’ representatives, and experts engaged as panel speakers to exchange views on the need for wider utilization of carbon-free energy sources.


MOTIE and the CF Alliance aim to officially launch the global workstream for the CFE Initiative in the next CEM slated for October this year in Brazil.