AboutPurpose of the Project

The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) share the goal to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to foster more resource efficient and greener economies. Both the EU and Korea are strongly committed to implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement and delivering on their respective domestic commitments under the Agreement.

The EU climate and energy framework contains a binding target to cut GHG emissions domestically by at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 across all sectors of its economy. Korea’s Nationally Determined Contribution target is to reduce GHG emissions by 37% by 2030 below business-as-usual emissions. Ambitious climate action at all levels is needed to achieve those goals.

The EU-Korea Climate Action Project is a three-year project funded by the European Union to accelerate climate actions in Korea. The project aims at strengthening networks, dialogue and cooperation among Korean stakeholders and between Korea and the EU to enhance climate action at the non-state actors’ level.