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Consultation on air quality in the Seoul Metropolitan Area

As part of the 2021 Clean Air International Forum, SEI’s Johan Kuylenstierna will speak at a panel discussion about the performance and challenges of air quality policy in the Seoul Metropolitan Area of the Republic of Korea.

7 September 2021 at 13:00 KST

ending at 15:00 KST

Republic of Korea and Online
Lighted city skyline at night, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Photo: Lighted city skyline at night, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Photo: Yohan Cho / Unsplash.

As carbon-reduction measures are expected to be officially enforced to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, governments and institutions look for opportunities for “co-benefits” – policies that have multiple benefits for society. One such example is how the implementation of carbon-reduction measures can also positively impact air quality.

At this event, the co-benefits of integrated air quality and climate change management in the Republic of Korea will be discussed. Specifically, the details of research and action plans for the metropolitan area of Korea will be shared, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) plans to reanalyse the effects of air quality management policies in the area. The findings from this research will go on to inform other stakeholders and sectors internationally.


13:00 – 13:05: Opening session

  • Moderator: Dr Youngkee Jang, Suwon University

13:05 – 13:20: Introduction of co-research

13:20 – 14:20: Presentation of regional policy process and next plans

“Integrated analysis and implications of fine dust and climate change policy” – Dr. Junghun Woo, Konkuk University

“International sharing of the UNEP metropolitan air management case analysis and implementation experience” – Johan Kuylenstierna, SEI

14:20 – 14:50: Panel discussion: consultation and recommendations 


  • Dr. Kwangjoo Moon, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Environmental Research
  • Dr. Dongyoung Kim, Gyeonggi Research Institute
  • Dr. Kyoungdu Cho, The Incheon Institute, and more

14:50 – 15:00: Closing remarks

This event will be broadcast on YouTube. Use the link below to stream.

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