| Presentations from the "International Symposium Envisioning a Renewable Public Energy System through Solidarity between Labor and Environmental Movements" that was held on 22nd June, Seoul, Korea. |
The presentations are in both Korean and English. You can refer to them for info on energy privatization and alternatives in Korea.
International Symposium "Envisioning a Renewable Public Energy System through Solidarity between Labor and Environmental Movements"
Date :JUNE 22, 2005.
Venue : National Assembly Conference Room, Seoul, Korea.
Organizer : KLSNE (Korean Labor Social Network on Energy)
Sponsor : KoPA (Korean People's Action against FTAs &WTO)
Chamsesang (Korean Alternative Media)
1. Symposium Title
Envisioning a Renewable Public Energy System through Solidarity between Labor and Environmental Movements
(1) Opening Ceremony
▲ Time : 09:30 - 10:00
△ Opening Remarks
△ People's Ceremony to Martyrs of Labor Movement
△ Keynote Speech :
Yang Kyung-kyu(President, Korean Federation of Transportation, Public & Social Service Workers’ Union, [KPSU])
Kim Hye-jung(General Secretary, Korean Federation for Environmental Movements[KFEM],)
△ Congratulating Speech :
Kim Se-kyun(Co-Chair, National Association of Professors for a Democratic Society) )
Jo Seung-su(Assemblyman, Korean Democratic Labor Party[KDLP])
(2) Part 1.
The Transformation toward a Renewable Energy System through Solidarity between Labor and Environmental Movements
▲ Time : 10:00 - 12:30
▲ Moderator : Han Kyeong-ku (KFEM, Policy Director)
△ Agenda Presentation
① Creation of jobs, protection of climate, stimulation of renewable energies
-Dr.GeorgWerckmeister(Director, Renewable Energy Alliance)
② Common Tasks of Labor and Environmental Movement for a Renewable Energy System in Korea
- Prof. Lee Phil-ryul (Director, Center for Energy Alternative)
① Dr. Song Tae-su (Professor, Korea Labor Education Institute)
② Jo Tae-man (President, Korea Hydro&Nuclear Power Co.Ltd. Union)
③ Shin Ik-su (President, Korea Gas Corporation Union)
④ Dr. Woo Seok-hoon (Policy Secretary, The Korea Greens)
(3) Part 2.
Critique of Energy Industry Marketization and Our Tasks.
▲ Time : 13:30 - 15:30
▲ Moderator : Na Sang-yoon (Policy Director, KPSU)
△ Agenda Presentation
① Critique of the Global Project to Privatize and Marketize Energy
- Prof. Sharon Beder (Wollongong University, Austrailia)
② Critique of Energy Industry Reorganization in Korea and the Challenges Ahead
- Prof. Ahn Hyun-Hyo (Ehwa Womens' University, Korea)
①Steve Thomas (Senior Fellow, Public Services International Research Unit)
② Shin Jong-seung (President, Korean Power Plant Industry Union)
③SurasakSaehao(Deputy General Secretary, LaborUnionofElectricityGeneratingAuthorityof Thailand)
(4) Part 3.
▲ Time : 16:00-18:00
▲ Moderator : Lee Ho-dong (Co-Chair, KLSNE)
① Prof. Jo Young-tak (Hanbat University, Korea)
② Jo Seung-su (Assemblyman, KDLP)
③ Lee Jong-hoe (Director, KoPA)
④ Malou Tabios (Secretariat, Jubilee South Asia-Pacific, Philippines)
⑤ Lee Sang-hoon (Policy Secretary, KFEM)
△ Discussion Topic
① Pending Issues : the "Energy Framework Act" and Market Opening
② Critique of the Korean Government Energy Policy
③ The Tasks before us : energy as a public and social good, and the transformation toward a renewable system