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Professor Suh Young-bae of Seoul National University el...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 29, 2016
Professor Suh Young-bae of Seoul National University was elected as the Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES*) representing Asia Pacific. The Ministry of Environment announced that Prof. Shu was elected the next...
With the rise of Geoparks as tourism hot spots, local g...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 26, 2016
As National Geoparks that are unregulated while boosting tourism are emerged as the sustainable development model, local governments are turning their eyes to them.The Ministry of Environment will hold a ceremony to grant the certificate to Hantan∙Imjingang River National Geopark...
KEITI to offer free consultation on the calculation of ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 19, 2016
Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) will carry out a “project to support free calculation of CO2 emissions” from February 19 to July 15 with an aim to help companies calculate greenhouse gas emissions generated from the entire process of manufacturing ...
ME to hold WTO EGA Briefing Session
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 16, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) will hold “WTO EGA Briefing Session” on February 16 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Seoul to share the results of environmental goods agreement (EGA) of the World Trade Organization (W...
Check out information on the Total Water Pollution Mana...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 12, 2016
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) launches the Total Water Pollution Load Information System that makes public information on Total Water Pollution Load Management System at the website (tmdlms.nier.go.kr) on February 12. The system contains the status and ...
Private-Public Workshop on Wetlands Conservation and Ma...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 02, 2016
The Ministry of Environment holds the ‘Private-Public Joint Workshop on Wetlands Conservation and Management on February 2 at Hotel Novotel Ambassador, Busan to mark World Wetlands Day 2016 and promote the importance of wetlands. World Wetlands Day marks the date of the sign...
Taeanhaean National Park re-classified into IUCN Catego...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Feb 01, 2016
Korea National Park Service (Chairman Park Bo-hwan) announced the category of Taeanhaean National Park was shifted from Category Ⅴ (Protected Landscape/Seascape) to Category Ⅱ (National Park) under International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on January 13. In addit...
The number of visitors to National Parks stood at 4.53 ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jan 22, 2016
Korea National Park Service (Chairman Park Bo-hwan) announced that the number of visitors to 21 National Parks nationwide including Jirisan National Park in 2015 reached 4.533 million, which is a 2.3 % drop from the previous year. KNPS analyzed such decline might be attributable ...
4.8% of businesses generating scattering dust breached ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jan 20, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME), in collaboration with local governments nationwide, carried out a special inspection on 7,128 places of business that generate scattering dust including construction site from November 9 to 27, 2015. The result found that 344 places, or 4.8% of t...
Vehicle fuel of domestic oil refiners ranked top in env...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jan 14, 2016
Vehicle fuel (gasoline and diesel) sold by four Korean oil refinery companies in the metropolitan area during the second half of 2015 were rated on the top level with five stars (★) in the environmental quality rating. * Four Korean oil refiners:  SK Energy, GS Ca...