▷ A debate program jointly hosted with KBS, titled 'The New People's Joint Association to Discuss Fine Dust Solutions'
▷ Q&A, agreement, and the suggestion of solutions by citizens and experts will take place throughout the live debate
▷ The solutions to be suggested at the program will become the official agenda after expert review, and then alternative fine dust solutions will be made based on them through the deliberation of Citizen Policy Participation Group
'The National Climate and Environmental Council to Tackle the Fine Dust Problem (Chairman Ban Ki-moon, hereafter "The National Climate and Environmental Council")', under direct control of the President, will have a live open debate titled 'The New People's Joint Association to Discuss Fine Dust Solutions', hosted by KBS from 3 pm to 5 pm on June 9th. The program is expected to be a window of opportunity to start finding solutions to the fine dust issue from the perspective of the people.
* (Time / Place) June 9th, 2019 (Sun) 15:00 - 17:00 / KBS New Wing Open Hall
The New People's Joint Association is the first step toward finding and publicizing fine dust agenda based on communication with citizens and open participation, the goal announced at the launching ceremony of the National Climate and Environmental Council on April 29th. At the debate, opinions from all walks of life in our society will be heard, and they will be listed out as meaningful agenda to be discussed at the National Climate and Environmental Council.
The debate will be joined by the Citizen Policy Participation Group of the National Climate and Environmental Council*, launched on June 1st, and a panel of ordinary citizens including a taxi driver, a repair engineer, a teacher and a self-proprietor.
* 501 members were chosen through the proportionate allocations of gender (male/female), age (20s ? 60s), and region (17 cities and provinces), a launching ceremony was held on June 1st (Sat).
The program will be led by two KBS newscasters, Yun In-koo and Kim Sol-hee, and a panel of six experts* representing various sectors, including professor Jong Jong-ho, will join the debate. Also, Chairman Ban Ki-moon of the National Climate and Environmental Council and the Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae will participate in the debate to listen to the voice of the people.
* Kim Do-hoon, professor of the Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University / Ha Eun-hee, professor of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ewha Womans University / Gong Sung-yong, director general of Climate, Air Quality and Satety Research Group, Korea Environment Institute / Song Chang-geun, professor of the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology / Kang A-rang, weather forecaster of KBS
During the two hour long live debate, key issues in dealing with the fine dust problem to be discussed, such as the significance and sources of fine dust, the needs and methods for international cooperation, fine dust solutions for people's daily lives, and future targets.
Furthermore, during the debate, the result of a national survey on the fine dust* issue will be shared, and an opinion gathering from the panel of ordinary citizens, a Q&A session by the Citizen Policy Participation Group, and expert discussions will take place.
* Surveyed 2,602 male and female citizens, 19 years old or older, in 17 cities and provinces
A foreign correspondent in Beijing will shed light on the past and present fine dust situations in China, and related cooperation cases between Korea and China. Wall posters made by the Citizen Policy Participation Group and videos about successful fine dust solutions overseas will be presented as well. The hosts of the debate expect the program to draw out many new alternative policies from the above-mentioned sessions.
The key issues to be suggested in the New People's Joint Association will be discussed as official agenda after analysis and review by the expert committee of the National Climate and Environmental Council as well as related opinion gathering from a consultative group consisting of central and local governments and corporations, and a national survey.
Finally, the official agenda will be deliberated upon by the Citizen Policy Participation Group and the Grand Debate, and will be officially suggested to the government after review by the National Climate and Environmental Council.