UNIDO and South Korea support sustainable energy solutions

The Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have strengthened their partnership and reaffirmed their commitment to inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

They will work closely to support green growth and climate resilient industries through low-carbon development policies and technical cooperation in developing countries. A memorandum of understanding was signed in Vienna today by LEE Si-Jin, Chairman and CEO of KECO, and LI Yong, the Director General of UNIDO.

“Sustainable environmental practices of industries and clean energy solutions for productive uses are critical for achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development. This memorandum illustrates our recognition of the impact sustainable energy solutions and low-carbon technologies have in increasing the competitiveness of industries. We are ready to work closely with KECO in driving forward the sustainable development agenda,” said Director General Li.

Chairman Lee added: “KECO is a global environmental service provider committed to promoting a healthy and clean environment in all areas, and supporting environmental industries for the transition to a low-carbon, energy-efficient society. With a wealth of experience in leading national challenges in relation to the environment and climate change, KECO is well-equipped to provide technical support to developing countries in achieving the sustainable energy goals and furthering a low-carbon future.”

KECO is an agency of the Government of the Republic of Korea established with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of Korea through the effective operation of greenhouse gas reduction programs, preventing environmental pollution, facilitating resource recycling and responding to climate change.

For more information, please contact: Pradeep Monga, Director, UNIDO Energy Branch: p.monga@unido.org

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