Korean Ambassador, Santhush Woonjin Jeong recently had the pleasure to greet the Earth Day Network Ambassador, popular actress and social activist, Ms. Michelle Dilhara. This joyous occasion was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
Ambassador Santhush and Ms. Dilhara engaged in a fruitful conversation regarding ways to increase collaboration for climate change between Korea and Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Santhush stated that the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit, hosted by the Republic of Korea, was successfully held in May. Korea is a leading country in terms of promoting green growth and climate action.
The Ambassador reiterated that the Republic of Korea is committed to bridging developing and advanced nations towards a greener global economy. Korea has set itself the target of zero emissions by 2050 and to reduce emissions by 37% in relation to business-as-usual levels by 2030.
The Ambassador commended Ms. Michelle Dilhara on her precious contribution to combat climate change and raise awareness among Sri Lankans, especially the youth.
He stated, “Your invaluable work has left a great impact on Sri Lankans and you are very important to Sri Lanka. There are a lot of things to be done to create awareness and develop public private partnerships to create a greener economy. I look forward to working closely with you”.
The Ambassador further elaborated that Korea and Sri Lanka already have a strong green partnership as the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Korea Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank) have conducted various projects in Sri Lanka in the field of water sanitation, nutrition and agriculture development.
He expressed his hope to expand the harmonisation between Korea and Sri Lanka with regard to climate conservation in the near future.
Popular actress, Ms. Michelle Dilhara also thanked the Ambassador for the recognition of her hard work and said she is willing to collaborate with the Korean Embassy on the future projects on climate change and environment.
She further said that she decided to raise a voice for the voiceless, who are endangered by the increasing risks to the climate and environment.
Ms. Michelle Dilhara has also joined together with universities to fight against the ever increasing global warming by launching eco-friendly tree planting projects to promote the concept of ‘green universities’.