Category: South Korea News Brief and Action Alert

Saving the South Korean Tourism Industry with Eco-tour Certification
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Saving the South Korean Tourism Industry with Eco-tour Certification

South Korea’s tourism/travel industry is dying as the corona virus cuts global transportation. From January to April in 2020, consumption spending on tourism and leisure in South Korea decreased by 21.2% and 11 trillion won from the same period last year. If current trends continue throughout the first half of the year, tourism revenues are...

South Korea Has a Strong Biodiversity Plan That is Not Being Effectively Implemented
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South Korea Has a Strong Biodiversity Plan That is Not Being Effectively Implemented

According to data from the Ministry of Environment in 2014, Korea has decreased forests by 2.1%, farmland by 15.9% and tidal flats by 20.4% over the past 20 years. Accordingly, new policies are being implemented to reflect the conservation of biodiversity. The government is supporting agriculture, forestry, and fisheries to operate in a sustainable way....

South Korea’s Most Recent Energy Plan Focuses on Energy Conversion
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South Korea’s Most Recent Energy Plan Focuses on Energy Conversion

Since the establishment of South Korea’s new climate system in 2015, the direction of the government’s energy policy has been to achieve the twin goals of “Nuclear Phase-out” and “Fossil Fuel Phase-out.” The country seeks to foster eco-friendly future energy to promote de-fossilization. Also, achieving nuclear phase-out in a way that stops the extension of...

National Assembly Declares Fine Dust to be a Social Disaster in South Korea
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National Assembly Declares Fine Dust to be a Social Disaster in South Korea

Nothing is more important than breathing for survival. But even breathing is threatened in Korea. The South Korean National Assembly officially declared the fine dust issue as a ‘social disaster’ in March 2019. And in December 2019, fine dust was selected as the most important environmental issue of 2019 in a vote of citizens. According...

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