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Online 7.6.2023

Exploring Decarbonization Opportunities in South Korea: Unleashing Potential in the Chemical Industry and Beyond

Time: 9.00–10.00 EEST 


Further Information

Emma Lee
Senior Advisor in South-Korea
emma.lee (at)

We welcome you to learn about the business opportunities in decarbonizing South Korea's industry, the drivers and solutions needed in the market and the opportunities in this field for Finnish companies. The webinar is tailored for Finnish companies seeking to explore the Korean market and showcase their cutting-edge decarbonization technologies for the process industry such as chemicals, biofuels, steel, and construction materials. Business Finland warmly welcomes you to explore the decarbonization opportunities and business culture in South Korea! 

Why South Korea?

South Korea is dedicated to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, with comprehensive policy roadmaps and the Carbon Neutrality Act in place. The chemical industry, as a major contributor to emissions, is actively pursuing decarbonization. Petrochemical companies in Korea have set their sights on carbon neutrality by 2050, exploring partnerships for renewable products and adopting measures like recycling, renewable feedstock, CCUS, and efficiency improvements. Industrial decarbonization is essential for South Korea's carbon-intensive and export-oriented economy.


09:00–09.05 Opening by Marika Ollaranta, Head of Decarbonizing Industries, Business Finland
09:05–09.15 Korea country profile & business environment by Suvi Sundquist, Country Director, Business Finland South Korea
09:15–09.40 Decarbonization Opportunities in South Korea’s Chemical Industry and Beyond by Emma Lee, Senior Advisor, Business Finland South Korea
09:40–09.45 Introduction to Next Steps: Business Delegation to South Korea in September
09:45–10.00 Discussion
10:00 End of Event