Korea Launches New Asian Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

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Next week I will be back in Korea speaking at the new Asian Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (AIEES) at Seoul National University. Seoul National is the top-ranked university in South Korea.

The event is called "New Vision and Strategies of Research Institutes for Sustainable Development," and was put together by Professor Ki-Ho Kim, of Seoul National's Graduate School of Environmental Studies.

Professor Kim and I had lunch on the scenic campus on a warm March day during my US Department of State-sponsored tour of the nation. The university and the city of Seoul are hatching a plan to make the university campus a living model of a creative and green neighborhood, celebrating the arts, cultural attractions and the latest in sustainable urban planning, design and technology.

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Also on the bill will be Christine Kim, Program Director of Yale's Environmental Performance Index, which ranks 149 countries on 25 sustainability indicators; Keisuke Hanaki, from the University of Tokyo; and Maanee Lee, Minister of the Environment for South Korea.

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Warren Karlenzig, Common Current founder and president, has worked with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (lead co-author United Nations Shanghai Manual: A Guide to Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century, 2011); United Nations Center for Regional Development (training of mayors from 13 Asian nations on city sustainable economic development and technology); provinces of Guizhou and Guangdong, China (urban sustainability master planning and green city standards); the United States White House and Environmental Protection Agency (Eco-Industrial Park planning and Industrial Ecology primer); the nation of South Korea ("New Cities Green Metrics"); The European Union ("Green and Connected Cities Initiative"); the State of California ("Comprehensive Recycling Communities" and "Sustainable Community Plans"); major cities; and the world's largest corporations developing policy, strategy, financing and critical operational capacities for 20 years.

Present and recent clients include the Guangzhou Planning Agency; the Global Forum on Human Settlements; the Shanghai 2010 World Expo Bureau; the US Department of State; the Asian Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability; the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the non-governmental organization Ecocity Builders; a major mixed-use real estate development corporation; an educational sustainability non-profit; and global corporations. Read more here.

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