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MOE to open Environmental Impact Assessment to the publ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 26, 2013
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced that it will make public the ‘Environmental Impact Assessment’ to grant an easy access to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) under the vision of Environmental Administration 3.0 based on opening, sharing, communication and co...
Crested Ibises donated by China safely arrived at Upo w...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 24, 2013
Crested Ibises donated by China safely arrived at Upo wetland, Changnyeong   The Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Changnyeong-gun announced that two male Crested Ibises (Nipponia nippon) donated by China have safely arrived at Upo Crested Ibis Restoration Center i...
Final Report on the Second Term Joint Research Project ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 24, 2013
1. On December 24, the governments of the Republic of Korea and Japan received from the Second Term Joint Research Committee on a New Era for Korea-Japan Relations its final report titled “A New Era for Korea-Japan Relations: Seven Tasks for Bilateral Cooperation.” 2. The repor...
Outcome of the 1st ROK-China Foreign Policy and Securit...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 23, 2013
1. The first Foreign Policy and Security Dialogue between the Republic of Korea and China took place in Beijing, China, on December 23 with officials of the Foreign and Defense Ministries of the two countries in attendance. The ROK delegation was led by the Foreign Ministry’s Dir...
MOE signs ‘MOU on Cooperation for Green Algae R&D’ with...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 20, 2013
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) signs ‘MOU on Establishment of Consultative Group for Algae R&D’ with Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC), Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (KRIBB), K Water, ...
MOE to prepare legislative measures for domestic implem...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 19, 2013
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) will make pre-announcement of legislation on ‘Act on Access to and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources’ on December 19 to prepare for effectuation of Nagoya Protocol, which stresses sovereign rights to genetic resources.   Nagoya...
Large companies and SMEs to join forces for inroad into...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 17, 2013
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Korea Environmental Industry Association (KEIA) signed ‘MOU for shared growth of environmental companies’ with 52 companies representing Korea’s environmental industry on December 17 at Hotel Grand Ambassador Seoul.     At...
GGGI Wins an Observer Status in the UN General Assembly
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 17, 2013
1. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which became an international organization in 2012 under the initiative of the government of the Republic of Korea and with the support of the international community, has won an observer status in the UN General Assembly. ° The plen...
A “ROK-Central Asia Night” Event to Take Place
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 17, 2013
1. The Foreign Ministry will host a "ROK-Central Asia Night" event at Plaza Hotel, downtown Seoul, on December 18. The event, organized to put into full gear the new ROK government’s policies to “expand cooperation with Eurasia” and pursue “diplomacy with Central Asia toward shar...
MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on the Description of Do...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 17, 2013
1. The Government of the Republic of Korea strongly protests the inclusion of a description of Dokdo, an integral part of the ROK territory, in the national security strategy announced by the Japanese government on December 17, and demands that the relevant content be removed imm...