May 23, 2022

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Two Koreas should fight global warming together: Former ROK climate ambassador

Seoul can help with reforestation and power generation, Yoo Yeon-chul tells NK News, but DPRK must make efforts first

A North Korean delegation’s attendance at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this week has raised hopes for diplomatic contact on the sidelines of the event, with South Korean officials citing the possibility of talks on forestry cooperation.

Such cooperation on climate change issues presents a unique opportunity for the two Koreas to build trust, according to the ROK’s former climate ambassador.