Mär 21

Fireplace Talk

„Energy Transition in Korea and Germany – Plans, Experiences and Prospects“


Lotte Hotel
36Fl, Peacock Room
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu,
100-721 Seoul


21.03.2019 | 10:30
21.03.2019 | 14:00

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As industry-based economies Korea and Germany face similar challenges when it comes to shaping their energy system’s future. Both countries aim to significantly reduce their carbon emissions by increasing the usage of renewable energy and energy efficiency while phasing out the use of nuclear energy and reducing the reliance on fossil fuels.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Seoul, KGCCI would like to invite you to join a Fireplace Talk on the targets, status, challenges and opportunities of the energy transition processes in Korea and Germany. The luncheon discussion provides experts a platform for exchanging lessons learned, barriers and potential strategies for mastering the energy transition in both countries. Amongst other topics, the status of the nuclear phase-out and the plans for the coal phase-out in Germany will also be part of the event.

Following the discussion, the participants will jointly visit the touring exhibition “Germany’s Energy Transition” which is currently on display at the City Hall in Seoul.

This event is for energy experts only. If you have received an invitation letter from us, please register with “Register for this event” button below as seats are limited.

Participation in the event is free; the presentations and discussion will be translated simultaneously into English/Korean.

All participants will receive lunch. Also, there are parking lots available if needed.

Date and Venue: March 21, 2019, Lotte Hotel Seoul, 36Fl, Peacock Room (30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul)



10:30-11:00 Registration and Coffee
Moderator: Ph.D. Sanghoon Lee, President of New&Renewable Energy Center, Korea Energy Agency

Welcome and Introduction

Weert Börner, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Department, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Seoul

11:15-12:00Keynote Presentations

“Energy transformation pathway in Germany (German Energiewende) - targets, current status, challenges and chances”

 Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick, Vice-President, Wuppertal Institute

“Energy transition and New&Renewable Energy Policy in Korea“ 


Kang-Won Kim, Team Leader of New&Renewable Policy Team, New&Renewable Energy Policy Division, New&Renewable Energy Center, Korea Energy Agency


12:00-13:00Moderated talk, Q&A and open discussion while lunch is served
13:00-13:10Closing Remarks
13:10-14:00Joint Visit of the Energiewende-Exhibition, Seoul City Hall


Contact Person in KGCCI:

Ms. Jihee Jeong, 02-3780-4690, jhjeong(at)kgcci.com
Ms. Seolhui Jo, 02-2780-4692, shjo(at)kgcci.com




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