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Incheon: the eco-friendly city of the future in Republic of Korea
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Incheon: the eco-friendly city of the future in Republic of Korea

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Korea Country Manager Hatyja Nuriyeva   Incheon, the third largest city in South Korea, is emerging as a global city. Incheon is in pursuit of an eco-friendly transformation based on its Green New Deal Projects. Every public institution in Incheon launched recycling expansion and waste reduction campaigns...

Best Climate Practice South Korea: The Korean Federation for Environmental Movement
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Best Climate Practice South Korea: The Korean Federation for Environmental Movement

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Korea Country Manager Nuriyeva Hatyja   The Korean Federation for Environmental Movement Environmental issues like habitat destruction and air pollution will have both local and global consequences. While human activity has always had an impact on the environment, technological and globalization advances since the Industrial have contributed...

Korea Green New Deal
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Korea Green New Deal

Submitted by Climate Scorecard South Korea Country Manager Hatyja NuriyevaBackground Korea’s energy market is in part characterized by total primary energy supply (TPES), 85% of which was fossil fuels in 2018. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports and 55% of its total final consumption is comprised of industrial energy usage. Among all IEA...

South Korea Climate Mitigation Policy Recommendations
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South Korea Climate Mitigation Policy Recommendations

Policy Recommendation #1: A modification of the emission monitoring system aimed at accounting for emissions from consumption (rather than production) Policy Recommendation #2: Prioritize the disbursement of climate finance support to lower middle- and poor-income groups Policy Recommendation #3: The Korean Government should develop performance driven regulatory frameworks that attract investment in clean energy Over recent...

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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