From February 22 to February 24, the
Pyeongchang Peace Forum 2022 was held at the Pyeongchang Alpensia Convention Center,
hosted by Gangwon-do, Pyeongchang-gun, and KOICA and organized by the
PyeongChang 2018 Legacy Foundation.
At this forum held under the theme of
'Peace, here and now!', People for Earth planned and conducted a session “DMZ
Peace Zone and Green Détente”.
Under the armistice agreement, the DMZ
on the military demarcation line under the jurisdiction of the United Nations
has now been converted into a space occupied by animals and plants, and
ecological peace preservation has been continuously discussed, but is on hold
due to uncertain future issues. At a time when the climate crisis calls for
ecological transformation not only between the two Koreas but also around the
world, we look at the tasks we need to prepare in detail for the space
preservation of the DMZ in connection with peace on the Korean Peninsula from
the perspective of Green Détente.
The session of “DMZ Peace Zone and
Green Détente” was hosted by Professor Kim Wang-Bae (People for Earth
Standing Chairperson, Yonsei University) and was conducted by Professor Ahn
Byongjin (Global Academy for Future Civilizations, KyungHee University), “As a
long-term basis for Green Détente, for a value theory basis” and Professor
Costas M. Constantinou (University of Cyprus), “Ecological Diplomacy and
Lateral Conservation: Learning from the UN Buffer Zone is Cyprus”. “Proposal of
Green Détente” by Jeong Wook-sik (Chairperson of Peace Network) and "DMZ
Peace Zone and Green Détente Legal Issues" by Lee Young-Joo (Attorney at
Law Firm One Law Partners) were presented.