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Workshop
8th Academy of North Korea Development Cooperation

On August 24-25, the workshop on the inter-Korean forestry development cooperation related to the impact of climate change took place at HJ business center in Gwanghwamun. It featured various experts from climate and forestry, as well as inter-Korean cooperative organizations. They had the chance to share their activities, the research process, and the current cooperative situation with other entities.

The two-day workshop, organized by the South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association and joined by various forestry and inter-Korean cooperation associations, was split into presentations on the results and process of experts on Wednesday about Covid situation, Deforestation, and climate change in North Korea and presentations about Measure for effective assistance, cooperation for sustainable forestry and the Inter-Korean Climate Response on Thursday. There is worldwide international cooperation to combat deforestation and climate change in the Covid Pandemic. South Korea actively participates in international cooperation for carbon emission reduction and forestation, and North Korea also participates in international affairs with international support.

 

Based on this, South Korea needs to revitalize inter-Korean exchanges by attempting international multilateral cooperation at a time when cooperation with North Korea is politically difficult. The Experts talked about the current situation in North Korea and opportunities for inter-Korean exchanges through Mongolia and China and gave lectures from an interesting perspective according to the prediction, progress, and results of the political and forest problems that the two Koreas are facing. Dr. Seliger, head of the Seoul Office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, was also invited as an expert to present the research progress and results on projects carried out in North Korea's forests and Sangseo-ri. He was accompanied by intern Hyukbin Eun and project assistant Rebecca Reineke.