Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Former UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to Lead Global ‘Green Growth’ Push

Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon is currently South Korea's foreign minister (Photo Credit: Deposit Photos) Click to Enlarge.
Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon will take over as head of a global organization promoting sustainable economic growth, it was announced on Tuesday.

Ban was elected president and chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).  His heavyweight diplomatic record boosts the profile of the fledgling intergovernmental treaty organisation, which was formed in 2012 and has 27 member states.

Ban, who towards the end of his term leading the UN oversaw the creation of the Paris climate deal and the UN’s sustainable development goals, is currently serving as South Korea’s foreign minister.  The GGGI is based in the South Korean capital, Seoul.

He said he would use the position “to contribute to promoting green growth and sustainable development around the world.  I will also try my best to fulfill the expectations of the international community in this regard”.

The GGGI supports developing and emerging economies with knowledge and finance.  It aims to promote new ideas and technologies, preventing poor countries from following the environmentally damaging route to prosperity taken by industrialized nations.

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