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[Program] People for Earth 2022 Ecozoic Culture Forum: ESG & Integral Ecology for Earth in Crisis
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People for Earth 2022 Ecozoic Culture Forum  
ESG & Integral Ecology for Earth in Crisis 




○ Title: People for Earth International Forum 2022 “ESG & Integral Ecology for Earth in Crisis”

○ Date: October 20-22, 2022

○ Location: 66 Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea & Livestreaming Zoom Webinar (Online)

○ Organized by People for Earth, Gyeonggi Research Institute, Energy Transition Forum Korea

○ In Cooperation with 
UN SDGs, UN Harmony With Nature Programme, IUGG Korea, Fairtrade Korea, One Law Partners ESG Center, Sun Pro Bono Center, Environmental Law Center Kangwon National University, Bigdata Convergence and Open Sharing System Seoul National University, Legal Research Institute Ajou University, Institute for Social Development Studies Yonsei University, Condu F&C 



* Online simultaneous interpretation is provided for the event.

* Online participants have a (v) in front of their names.



(KST)(UTC +9)


DAY 1. Are We Ecologically Sustainable?

Session 1   Opening & Keynote Speech

10:30 – 12:00


Moderator: Wangbae Kim (Yonsei University Dept. of Sociology & Standing Chairperson of People for Earth)

Congratulatory Remarks: (v) Sanghyup Kim (Presidential Commission for Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth)

Congratulatory Remarks: (v) Maria Mercedes Sanchez (Coordinator of the UN Harmony with Nature Programme)

Keynote Speech: (v) Mary Evelyn Tucker (Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University) "Integral Ecology for a Flourishing Future"

Keynote Speech: (v) David Korten (Founder and President of the Living Economies Forum) "Wellbeing for All"


Session 2   “ESG: Roles and Goals of Corporations for This Era”

14:00 – 15:40


Moderator: Kumsil Kang (Chairperson of the Board of People for Earth)

Speaker: Hee Kim (Carbon Neutral Strategy of POSCO)
"Carbon Neutral Strategy of POSCO" 
Speaker: Youngtak Cho (Dept. of Economics, Hanbat National University)
"RE100's Status and Tasks in Korea" 

Panel: Youjung Lee (One Law Partners LLC)

Panel: Donghoon Jee (Fairtrade Korea)


Session 3    “Sustainable Earth Governance and Corporate Roles in Climate Change”

16:00 – 17:50


Moderator: Chunghae Kang (University of Seoul Law School)

Speaker: (V) Peter Burdon (University of Adelaide)
"Responsibility in the Anthropocene" 

Speaker: Siwon Park (Kangwon National University School of Law)

Panel: Heemoon Jo (Law School Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Institute of Latin American Studies)

Panel: Sangun Han (Korea Environment Institute)


DAY 1. Planetary Culture & Art

18:00 – 19:00


Eco-Food (Dinner Party) 
Location: 1FL, 66, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


19:00 -


Performance "Move to Harmony"

Directed by Youngduk Kang (People for Earth Culture and Arts Team)
Music: Soyeon Park (music director)

Dramaturg: Hokyung Lim (writer, actor)
Participants: Solji Kim (Yeon-Hee, actor), Nilu (violinist), Hangpyo Jo (dancer),

Jiahn Lee (dancer)
Location: 1FL, 66, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


10.18 – 10.22


Exhibition "Companion Earth"

Participants: Youngju Park (film director), Sunhee Bae (theatre company ‘Archive Now’), Fay Shin (artist), Wonyeon Chung (artist), Johnong (musician)

Location: 1FL, 66, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Organized by Korean Artists Welfare Foundation

Supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism


DAY 2. Searching for Life and Paradigm Shift

Session 4    “Life Philosophy of the New Climate Regime”

10:30 – 12:20


Moderator: Kiwon Song (Dept. of Biochemistry, Yonsei University)

Speaker: Suyoung Hwang (Dept. of Liberal Arts, Hongik University)
"Understanding Life from the perspective of Philosophy of Becoming 
- Bergson and Simondon" 

Speaker: Seokhyun Choi (Program in History and Philosophy of Science College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University)
"Anthropocene, Gaia, Ecopoiesis: Time, Space, and Object-Oriented Politics 
in the New Climate Regime" 


Session 5    “Life Security: A New Political Ecological Approach”

14:00 – 15:50


Moderator and Speaker: Byongjin Ahn (Global Academy for Future Civilizations, Kyung Hee University)
"New cold war and the limitations of climate security regime"

Speaker: (v) Jonathan Everts (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)
"A Politics of Scaling: Climate Change, Coal Phase-Out, and the Regional Self"

Speaker: (v) Simon Dalby (University of Victoria)
"Security in the Anthropocene"


Speaker: Junsoo Kim (Center for Anthropocene Studies, KAIST)
"Sand Metropolitan: Environmental Fix Strategies of Developmental 
Urbanization and the Production of New Space/Nature Between two Koreas.


Session 6    “IUGG Cooperation Session

An Approach through Academic Solidarity with International Community”

16:20 – 17:40


Moderator: Wontae Kwon (Former Director of APEC Climate Center)

Speaker: Sangmook Lee (Seoul National University School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) 
"Mid-Ocean Ridge and Planetary Renewal" 

Speaker: Baekmin Kim (Dept. of Environmental Atmospheric Bukyong National University) "Extinction by 6 Degree and Hope with 2 Degree"


Session 7    "Closing Speech"

17:40 - 18:00


 Wangbae Kim (Dept. of Sociology, Yonsei University, Standing Chairperson of People for Earth)


DAY 3. Climate Change Colloquium

International Solidarity and Changing the Value of the Climate Movement

10:00 – 13:00


Session 1

Moderator: Jaemin Lim (Energy Transition Forum Korea)

Speaker: Inhwan Ko (Department of Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle) 
"Enhancing climate-energy justice in rural areas"

Speaker: Mingyu Sung (The Biodiversity Foundation) 
"How green are our green spaces? Biodiversity loss driven by urban climate mitigation" 

Panel: (V) Miyoung Song (Gyeonggi Research Institute)

Session 2

Moderator: Soyoung Hyun (People for Earth)
Speaker: Jihyuk Oh (Youth Climate Emergency Action)  
"Trapped in the Peninsula: How Climate Activism in South Korea Should Reach Out Internationally" 

Speaker: (V) Marlow Baines (Earth Guardians Youth Director)
"everyONE in a sustainable world"

Speaker: (V) Jamie Minden (Zero Hour, Co-Founder of Sunrise Silicon Valley)
"Climate Action Now: Movement Strategy and International Coordination"