South Korea will next month launch a presidential committee to handle policies related to carbon neutrality and green growth.
The bill for the establishment and operation of the new committee was approved during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, presided over by President Moon Jae-in.
The new committee will be in charge of policies to help meet the goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2050,and fostering related industries and create new jobs.
It would also absorb the role of the existing National Council on Climate Change and Air Quality, chaired by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
It has yet to be decided who will lead this new committee.