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Phl, South Korea talk global green growth

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(FROM left) Ambassador Choi Sung-joo, Philippine Ambassador to Korea Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega, GGGI President Ban Ki-moon, Philippine Embassy Third Secretary and Vice Consul Reisha Olavario and Dave Kim, Moon’s Chief of Staff.

Her Excellency Theresa Dizon-De Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Korea, and Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary General and now president and chairman of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), affirm their joint development initiatives

GGGI is a treaty-based inter-governmental international development organization headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The organization aims to promote green growth where economic development and environmental sustainability are of equal importance. Its important projects in the Philippines include managing the four million BIMP-EAGA ROK Corporation fund which supported sub-regional projects and developments.

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF RL OLAVARIO
PHILIPPINES Ambassador to Korea Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega with Ban Ki-moon, GGGI President and Chair and President of the Ban Ki-Moon Foundation for a Better Future.

During their meeting, Ban expressed his hopes that the Philippines will continue to fulfill its pledged Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) filed with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat.

Ambassador De Vega, meanwhile, conveyed that the Philippines likewise plans to incorporate climate and environmental factors in mobilizing funds to build a more resilient and sustainable economy.

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