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Eco-labeling makes its way to the international stage
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Sep 01, 2015
Korea Environmental Technology & Industry Institute (KEITI) will hold the Meeting with Carbon Labeled Companies and the International Seminar of Eco-Labeling on September 2 at Hotel President, Seoul with an aim to promote partnered growth with eco-labeled companies. At the Me...
Overhaul the mercury management system for implementing...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Aug 26, 2015
The Ministry of Environment will submit a bill to partially revise Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Act to the National Assembly. To prepare for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which will become effective in 2016, the ministry will lay a comprehensive foundation for mana...
Joint press release from the inter-Korean high-level me...
[ Cheong Wa Dae ]
Aug 25, 2015
An inter-Korean high-level meeting was held from 22 to 24 August 2015 at Panmunjom. From the South, Kim Kwan-jin, Director of National Security, and Hong Yong-pyo, Minister of Unification, participated in the meeting, while Hwang Pyong So, Director of the General Political ...
Workbook for future biodiversity advocates to be distri...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Aug 18, 2015
National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) will distribute the Workbook for Future Biodiversity Advocates to schools from the end of this month to support the operation of free semester in middle schools. With a rising demand for education by middle and high school student...
The President to Visit Washington, D.C. for summit
[ Cheong Wa Dae ]
Aug 14, 2015
President Park Geun-hye will visit the United States at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama and hold a summit with him in Washington, D.C. on October 16.At the fourth Korea-U.S. summit since President Park’s inauguration, the two leaders are expected to discuss a variet...
Directory of Carbon Footprint Labeled Products to be pu...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Aug 11, 2015
On August 11, Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) published a Directory of Carbon Footprint Labeled Products that will guide consumers to buy low carbon products. ※ Carbon Footprint Label: A carbon footprint label describes the greenhouse gas emissions c...
Volume-based waste fee system to be improved marking it...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Aug 07, 2015
Small-scale and moving-in households’ inconvenience in using volume-based waste disposal bags will be resolved.  Volume-based waste fee system for domestic waste generated in markets, shopping areas and business facilities will be strengthened.Collection procedure for managi...
KECO to send environmental experts Cote d’Ivoire
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jul 31, 2015
Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) will dispatch environmental experts for drinking water supply project to Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. The project is carried out as a part of the international aid program led by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) which will provi...
Ministry of Environment to support SMEs to reduce GHG e...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jul 29, 2015
The Ministry of Environment will carry out a project to support small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The project is aimed at preventing participating companies’ loss of competivenes...
Ministry of Environment holds the 1st Summer Camp for Y...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jul 24, 2015
The Ministry of Environment and Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) will hold the 1st Summer Camp for Youth about Soil and Groundwater titled “Thank you, Soil. Love you, Groundwater.” for three days from July 27 to 28 at Korea University, Seoul. Marking ...