Korea to train environmental officials from developing countries

Korea will train government officials from under-developed and developing countries to help them embrace green ideas in policymaking, a senior Seoul official said.

The state-run Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute is currently in talks with the United Nations Environmental Program for the launch of the program, Yoon Seung-joon, chief of the state-run KEITI, said.

“A memorandum of understanding is likely to be inked (between the KEITI and the UNEP) in January, regarding that matter,” he said.

The move follows a proposal from the U.N. body that Korea help other countries to build capacity for the implementation of the 10-Year Program for Sustainable Consumption and Production, which was adopted at a United Nations environmental meeting in June.

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