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APEC to make energy resiliency global cooperative agenda

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Energy ministers representing nations belonging to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will strive to make energy resiliency a global cooperative agenda, the South Korean government said.

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According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, policymakers will make resiliency a key issue at the 12th APEC energy ministers meeting set for Tuesday in the Philippines.

Energy resiliency refers to the ability of power grids and other related systems becoming less vulnerable to man-made or natural disasters that can have sweeping economic and social fallouts.

Projects aimed at better dealing with power supply and breakdown issues have gained momentum with global warming being blamed for more violent storms that can cause havoc with power supply infrastructure around the world.

As part of this effort, policymakers from the Asia-Pacific region will also touch on greater use of clean energy, examine the latest developments in clean energy solutions, and encourage more private sector trade and investment in the energy field.

The ministry said that assistant energy minister Chung Yang-ho, who is to represent Seoul at the Cebu conference, will highlight the vital improvements made in South Korea's energy sector during the clean energy solutions and sustainable energy conference at the gathering.

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