Strong Interest towards EU’s Decarbonisation Progress in Korea

During the first half of 2024, EU Climate Dialogues (EUCDs) project organised a set of three dialogue sessions in Seoul, South Korea. The sessions gained very strong interest from policy representatives of both Korea and the EU, as well as corporate side. The three sessions all revolved around different clean technologies contributing to decarbonization efforts, with a specific focus on challenges with Smart Grids, Green Hydrogen and Clean Mobility. The dialogue sessions draw together close to hundred experts on the topics for a total of fifteen hours of interesting dialogue. The program reached out to over 500 specialists in related organisations, companies, academia, and the EU member states trade promotion organisations.

Each dialogue session was structured to facilitate dialogue between the EU and Korean side. Both sides had an equal number of presentations of policy overview and corporate cases. Following the presentations, a panel discussion took place, which activated most of the participants in very engaging discussions. The discussions continued until evening, over a networking dinner which wrapped up each dialogue session.

The feedback from the participants has been overwhelmingly positive, indicating a demand for similar programs in the future. Participants have expressed high satisfaction of having the opportunity to learn about the EU policy, EU member state status and company solutions through the low barrier dialogue the organisers were able to create.

The program was fully funded by the EU as part of EU Climate Dialogues (EUCDs) project. EU Delegation in Seoul hosted the events organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) and Asian Insiders.

The organising team would like to express a warm thank you to Philippe Van Hoof and Stefan Ernst from the ECCK and to Jorg Weberndorfer and JongHan Rhee from the EU Delegation in Seoul for their continuous, direct support for these sessions. Special thanks also go to Nicola Ardito from the Directorate-General for Climate Action of the European Commission.

Asian Insiders offers deep connections, expertise and long experience in Korea. To succeed in South Korea, you are invited to a no-obligation call with Jari Hietala, Managing Partner: jari.hietala(at) or with Managing Partner for Korea, Hannes Humala: hannes.humala(at)

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