The scientist’s contribution to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was rewarded by Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. For a long time, Rae Kwon Chung was Chief Advisor to United-Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on climate change issues.
Now the scientist is a member of The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee and has the position of Advisor to the Chairman of the Group of Leaders and Experts on Water and Natural Disasters with United-Nations Secretary General.
Dr Rae Kwon Chung is a universally recognized global expert and one of the most enthusiastic supporters of green growth. This concept substantially complements the sustainable development strategy, the main principle of which is economy growth with the preservation of the ecological balance for the benefit of the future generations.
Rae Kwon Chung closely associates the forthcoming energy technology changes with the new economy and even politics. He is convinced that transition to “green” investments depends on political will and can never be initiated by the market. It is competent actions of public institutions, giving up short-term profit and refocusing on ecology as the main growth driver that will make national economies competitive. According to the scientist’s estimate, the new economic reality can actually be achieved already by 2030.