Home » 그린 워싱 방지와 탈석탄 촉구를 위한 GEYK의 목소리에 동참해주세요.
지난 8월 27일, 기후변화청년단체 GEYK은 350org Asia가 주관한 Asia Solidarity Lab에서 한국과 대만, 홍콩의 청년들과 함께 “Greenwashing Busters”라는 특별 세션을 진행했습니다.
해당 세션은 한국, 대만, 홍콩 각 나라에서 기후 공약에도 불구하고 여전히 탄소를 배출하는 사업을 진행하거나 투자하는 기업의 실태를 알리는 데 중점을 두었습니다.

한국은 한국전력(KEPCO)의 사례를 들었고 이어 대만은 TSMC와 Delta Elec에 대한 내용을 공유했습니다. 마지막으로 홍콩은 아시아 태평양 최대 전력 기업 중 하나인 China Light and Power Company에 대한 사례 연구를 공유했습니다.
본 세션을 통해 기업들이 2020지속가능보고서를 발표했음에도 좌초 자산인 화석연료에 대한 의존성이 여전히 높다는 점을 알 수 있었습니다. 또한 그린 워싱을 방지하기 위해 주요 기업들의 기후공약 이행과 관련된 신뢰성을 다시 점검할 필요성이 있다는 점을 강조했습니다. 그리고 기업들은 기후 위기에 직면한 현재 상황의 심각성을 더 깊게 받아들일 필요가 있다는 결론으로 세션을 마무리 지었습니다.

“GEYK의 목소리에 힘을 더해주세요!”

기후변화청년단체GEYK는 화석 연료의 사용을 단계적으로 퇴출하는 것을 주요 가치중의 하나로 여기고 있습니다. 기후위기를 멈추고 세계 각국의 기업과 정부들의 그린워싱을 방지하기 위한 GEYK의 행동에 여러분의 목소리를 더해주세요!
1)해당 링크를 통해 서명에 동참해주세요.
“Moon Jae-In, Stop Supporting Java 9 & 10 Coal Plants”
2)아래의 멘트를 큰 소리로 외치는 5초 분량의 영상을 찍어 GEYK의 메일로 보내주세요. ( geykkorea@gmail.com)

“Stop Greenwashing!” “Stop Coal!” “Stop Climate Crisis!”

아래는 관련 행사에 대한 자료 전문입니다.

“Greenwashing Busters” side event for Asia Solidarity Lab

The 350.org Asia organized the Asia Solidarity Lab, a 3-day virtual event built on the previous Asia Climate Leadership Camps, and Global Just Recovery Gathering in April 2021.This event aimed to engage global citizens to stand in solidarity for climate crisis. Moreover, different struggles, solutions and approaches were shared among the people, building on the momentum for the regenerative movement on climate justice.

GEYK organized a side-event session on 27 August (Fri). The session “Greenwashing Busters” brought youth from three different countries; South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to call out their major corporates who are at the forefront of the green washing movement. One of GEYK’s main value is phasing out fossil fuel, hence it is crucial to address the growing gap among corporates who are still doing business as usual despite their climate pledges. This side event was pivotal to shed light on the mounting threat of greenwash that will threaten the transition away from fossil fuels and reaching climate neutrality by 2040.

First, South Korea shared the case study of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), the largest electricity utility in South Korea. The corporate’s green bond failed in the ESG market test, as they remain to invest in new coal power plants in Indonesia, Java 9 & 10. Next, Taiwan shared both positive and negative case studies, which Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Delta Electronics were recognized as leading corporates to enhance transparency for disclosure on their efforts made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chain. On the other hand, the world’s biggest convenience store 7-Eleven was recognized to pose greenwash, sharing one of their eco-friendly products labeled as ‘trash.’ Taiwan’s case study concluded that national certifications to label the corporate’s supply chain emission level would be crucial to avoid misinformation for consumers as well as information disclosure is necessary to report the corporates ESG level. Lastly, Hong Kong shared their case study on China Light and Power Company, one of the largest power businesses in Asia-Pacific. Despite the corporates release of a Sustainability Report 2020, it was recognized that fossil fuels regardless as a stranded asset remained as the major source of the corporate’s electricity supply.

This session concluded with a collective recognition for the need of renewed credibility and urgency within major corporates to solve greenwashing threats.

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Green Washing: process of conveying false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound

*reference: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/greenwashing.asp#:~:text=Greenwashing%20is%20the%20process%20of,company’s%20products%20are%20environmentally%20friendly

Green Bond: Bonds used to fund projects having positive environmental and/or climate benefits

*reference: https://www.climatebonds.net/market/explaining-green-bonds

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