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DMZ Forum
People for Earth continues to convey a message so that the DMZ can be reborn as a community of life that coexists with non-humans as a nexus for peace, the environment, and sustainable development.
PyeongChang Peace Forum 2021
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PyeongChang Peace Forum 2021

The PyeongChang 2018 Legacy Foundation held its third annual PyeongChang Peace Forum (PPF) at the PyeongChang Alpensia Convention Center from February 7 to 9 hosted by the Gangwon Province, the PyeongChang County and the Korea International Cooperation Agency. 

 "Peace! Here and Now," the PPF 2021 discussed on challenges for the Korean peninsula and world peace in the world's only divided province with world leaders and peace builders amid an unprecedented pandemic. "Action Plan: Peace New Deal," the theme for the Forum, addressed five core topics and action plans: Economy and Peace; Sports and Peace; DMZ Peace Zone; UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Peace; and Public Diplomacy and Peace.

People for Earth organized a session,
New Climate Peace Regime and the Rights of DMZ, in DMZ Peace Zone 01.

New Climate Peace Regime and the Rights of DMZ

With the recent launch of the Biden administration, the new possibilities of global climate cooperation provide very important opportunities for us to transform the Korean Peninsula into an international peace zone. In this session, we would like to integrate climate and peace to find possibilities of a better future for Korea and the global world in the perspective of “New Climate Peace Regime”. We explore Earth Jurisprudence and its governance theory in an ecological approach for the transformation DMZ as a transitional zone and futurability under the New Climate Peace Regime

Speaker 1. Nathan Hultman,
Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy,
Founder and Director, Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland)

*Presentation : A Pathway toward Recovery and Renewal: New Opportunities for Global Climate Cooperation 

Speaker 2. Il-Young Lee
Professor at Hanshin University, Economics

*Presentation : How to see the “New Korean Peninsula System” 

Speaker 3. Louis Kotze
Research Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa

*Presentation : Peace in the Anthropocene? Exploring the Potential of the Principle of Earth System Vulnerability 

Speaker 4. Rak Kim,
Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Governance in the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
*Presentation : Reconnecting the Koreas along a Global Flyway '

Discussant 1. So-Young Lee

Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
*Subject : Carbon Neutral of South & North Korea and Climate Peace Cooperation)

Discussant 2. Byong Jin Ahn

Professor, Kyung Hee University

*Subject : New Climate Regime and its implication to Global Politics