On September 16th, as the chairman of the National Climate and Environment Conference, BKMC Co-chair Ban Ki-moon met with the president of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Weon Heang to ask for the Buddhist community’s participation in preventing climate change and solve fine dust crisis in South Korea.
Co-chair Ban said,
“Communication, harmony, and innovation are the fundamental keys in policy proposals to solve the fine dust problem.”
He asked the president Weon Heang to “share and promote individual efforts to change the lifestyles of the Buddhism practitioners so that their efforts can reach beyond the region to the whole nation.”
Co-chair Ban also shared the current progress of the National Climate and Environment Conference as well as his idea on a national policy proposal and a national action suggestion with a short-term solution to the fine dust crisis that is scheduled for the end of September.
He had also met with Cardinal Andrew Yeom of Archdiocese of Seoul on September 2nd to foster Catholic community’s participation in climate crisis.