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Korea-Vietnam Environment Ministers Meeting to be held ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Oct 22, 2015
The Ministry of Environment (ME) announced that the 12th Korea-Vietnam Environment Ministers Meeting between Minister Yoon Seong-kyu and his counterpart H.E. Nguyen Minh Quang, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam on October 22 at Lotte City Hotel, Jeju to dis...
ME to build capacity to combat water pollution and alga...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Oct 20, 2015
The Ministry of Environment (ME) holds the Joint Workshop on Water Pollution and Algae Control on October 20 at BEXCO, Busan to share policies to control water pollution and algal bloom and seek ways to improve measures with public officials in charge of water quality management ...
International Symposium on Freshwater Ecology to be hel...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Oct 15, 2015
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) will hold an International Symposium under the theme of ‘Freshwater Ecology and Cyanobacterial Bloom Dynamics’ on October 16 at Sangsangmadang Chuncheon Stay Hotel with an aim to achieve the national agenda of establishing a hea...
ME to support SMEs participating in ETS to cut emission...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Oct 12, 2015
The Ministry of Environment (ME) will provide support worth of KRW 1.83 billion to eight small-and medium-sized companies (SMEs) including AJIN P&P Co., Ltd that are participating in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for installing greenhouse gas emissions reduction faciliti...
Korean professor Hoesung Lee elected as IPCC chair
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Oct 07, 2015
The Korean government (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea Meteorology Administration (KMA)) announced that Korean professor Hoesung Lee was elected as the new chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at its sess...
The 6th Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrom...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Oct 06, 2015
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) will hold the 6th Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) Science Team Meeting from October 6 t0 8 at Hotel Riviera, Busan with an aim to share knowledge and strengthen international cooperation on satellite d...
Endangered species, sickle neofinetia, was successfully...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Sep 30, 2015
Korea National Park Service (KNPS) has successfully restored sickle neofinetia (neofinetia falcata), an endangered species Ⅰ, dendrobium monile (dendrobium moniliforme) and siberian lily (lilium dauricum), endangered species Ⅱ, at natural habitats in Hallyeohaesang National Park,...
International seminar on GHG verification to be held
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Sep 23, 2015
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) holds the International Seminar on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification on September 23 at Amoris Convention, Seoul with an aim to help the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) to take root and improve the quality of GHG verification for ...
International joint research on biological resources in...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Sep 21, 2015
International joint research on biological resources in Southeast Asia which has been conducted since 2007 will take a leap forward to become a tripartite environmental meeting among Myanmar, Cambodia and Korea. National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) will hold an openi...
The President to attend UN Sustainable Development Summ...
[ Cheong Wa Dae ]
Sep 16, 2015
President Park Geun-hye will visit New York September 25-28 to attend the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Scheduled for September 25-27, the UN Sustainable Development Summit is expected to adopt the 2030 ...