Young-Gil Kim

Young-Gil Kim is President, Handong Global University, Pohang, Republic of Korea and President, Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The international community is threatened by a global energy crisis, climate, and ecosystem changes due to global warming, as well as water and food contamination. The whole world faces tremendous challenges in closing the gap between projected energy demand and the supply of sustainable, carbon-free, affordable energy. Today, about 80 per cent of the world's total primary energy demand is met by fossil fuel which emits significant quantities of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) into the atmosphere.