South Korea will organize a United Nations forum on climate change next year, the Ministry of Environment of the country reported on Sunday.
The ministry said it has reached an agreement with the office of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to organize the sixth forum, as per Yonhap news.
The annual forum, which began in 2013, is an international meeting where the representatives of each country discuss measures and policies on climate change.
The ministry also said that around 80 countries are expected to participate in the 2019 forum and that a host city will soon be selected for the next event, showing their hope that the forum celebration will elevate the status of South Korea in the research area of climate change.
According to Yonhap news, South Korean Environment Minister Kim Eun-Kyung said that by holding the forum, the South Korean government will present its policies and experiences on climate change and will support developing countries to establish measures on climate change.
Meanwhile, South Korean professor Choe Jae-Chun was named honorary ambassador of the UNFCCC office on the field of adaptation to climate change. Choe is serving as co-chair of the National Assembly Forum on Climate Change.