Seoul Climate & Energy Summit (CESS) 2020

Circular Economy for Green New Deal in

‘Post COVID-19 Era’
25 June 2020 (Thursday), 14:00 – 18:00

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotel

Live Streaming


Michael Reiterer

Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

You Jong-Il

Dean of KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Kim Young-Yull

Representative Director of BASF Company Ltd.

Kim Ik

CEO of SMaRT-Eco Co., Ltd

Kim Jeungbin

CEO of SuperBin co., Ltd

Kim Minhee

CEO of Remedy Inc.

Hur Daesik [Chairperson]

Professor, School of Business, Yonsei University


The past 50 years features the global population to double, yet, the resource consumption tripled. The continuous increase of resource consumption has accelerated the depletion of the resources, thus calls for a circular economy as a mitigation measure.

The Korean government recently announced its New Deal project that aims to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and revitalize the domestic economy and with the Green New Deal as a part of this initiative. This is a sustainable growth strategy to consider climate and environment as essential components of the policies and to realize a just and inclusive transition.
Accordingly, companies need to re-examine their business models and establish new strategies in line with the Paris Agreement and the sustainable development goals.

In line with this, through CESS 2020, companies will seek new opportunities and share their success stories in the midst of the business paradigm transition.