2023 FSH Spring Seminar I : Environment and Development
2023 FSH Spring Seminar I
Environment and Development
- An insight into global, regional, national and local projects of Hanns Seidel Foundation
Date: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Bernhard Seliger
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seliger is currently representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, based in Seoul, consulting NGOs, academic and public institutions in questions of unification. He frequently travels to North Korea, where he implements capacity-building projects, among others in forestry, biodiversity, organic agriculture and the introduction of the clean development mechanism. He serves as associate of North Korean Review as well as founding editor of the website . For 15 years, he has also worked on sustainable development issues in the inner-Korean border area and in February 2015 participated as an expert on the DMZ for UNESCAP. In 2006, he was conferred with honorary citizenship of Seoul by then mayor Lee Myung-Bak, who was later president of South Korea. In 2012 he became an honorary citizen of Gangwon province, partner province of Hanns Seidel Foundation, for implementing projects of sustainable development in the border area.
Global environmental challenges like climate change and threats to biodiversity have to been tackled on various levels of governance: global, regional, national and local. Hanns-Seidel-Foundation in Korea is active on all levels, and tries to link local projects with national and international governance approaches.