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Ministry of Environment says Nissan Korea manipulated e...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 16, 2016
Ministry of Environment says Nissan Korea manipulated emissions on its Qashqai SUV▷ The Ministry of Environment is to fine Nissan KRW 330 million, order the suspension of further sales and a recall of 814 vehicles, revoke certification and file a complaint.▷ Manipulated emi...
1st National Park Love Presentation Contest to be held
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 12, 2016
Korea National Park Service (KNPS) holds the “1st National Park Love Presentation Contest” with an aim to encourage people to visit national parks while taking care of the nature and others as well as remind themselves of happy memories at national parks. The manuscript submissio...
KEITI to support SMEs for acquiring new environmental t...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 09, 2016
From May 9, Korea Environment Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) will receive applications for the “New Environmental Technology and Green Technology Coordinator Support Project” that supports small-and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to acquire new environmental technolog...
The President returns home after reaping greatest-ever ...
May 04, 2016
The President Returns Home after Reaping Greatest-ever Economic Achievements President Park Geun-hye returned home this morning after finishing her three-day state visit to Iran.President Park’s tight schedule in Iran included a summit with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as wel...
Spend your Golden Week Holidays at the ‘Eco-Friendly Pl...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 02, 2016
▷ From May 4 to 8, families are welcome to visit the “Eco-Friendly   Playground” to open at COEX Outdoor Square (approximately 990m2)to realize the importance of both family and the environment.▷ Families can enjoy 24 different events, for free, at this upcycled playgro...
"Wildlife Disease Expert Committee" to be launched for ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 28, 2016
National Institute of Environment Research (NIER) held a ceremony to launch “Wildlife Disease Expert Committee” at NIER, Incheon on April 27 with an aim to preemptively respond to wildlife-borne diseases. At the ceremony, executive consultants received a letter of appointment and...
Korea, China, and Japan set to discuss environmental ch...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 26, 2016
The Ministry of Environment announced that the 18th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among Korea, China and Japan (TEMM 18) will take place in Shizuoka, Japan on April 26-27 to discuss environmental challenges of the three countries and find ways to further cooperation. Y...
160-odd countries set to sign the Paris Agreement
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 22, 2016
The Republic of Korea, with Minister Yoon Seongkyu as the chief delegate, will attend the high-level signing ceremony at the United Nations headquarters on April 22 to formally sign the Paris Agreement. * The ROK delegation comprises the Minister of Environment, Choi Jae-chul, Am...
Close inspection on livestock excreta management to be ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 15, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME), in collaboration with local governments, will carry out a joint inspection on livestock excreta discharge facilities nationwide from April 18 to May 6 for preventing algal bloom. The joint inspection is aimed at keeping nutrient salts including o...
Ministry of Environment holds an event to taste eco-fri...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 11, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea Food Recycling Association (KOFRA) jointly hold an event to taste pork fed with leftover foods and lettuce grown with eggs and compost on April 30 at four cafeterias (Fair Trade Commission, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport,...