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ROK delegation attended UN’s first rule-setting negotia...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 27, 2016
A delegation from the Republic of Korea (headed by Choi Jae-chul, Ambassador for Climate Change of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) attended the United Nations’ first round of climate talks following the adoption of Paris Agreement that took place on May 16-26 in Bonn, Ge...
ME will undertake safety review of biocidal substances ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 25, 2016
ME will undertake safety review of biocidal substances in household chemical products.▷ In 2016, ME will investigate, above all, household chemical products frequently used or posing higher risk concerns such as air freshener and odor eliminator, and perform risk assessment...
Delegation from the Ministry of Environment attends the...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 23, 2016
The Ministry of Environment sends a delegation which is headed by Nam Gwang Hee, Chairman of National Environmental Conflict Resolution Commission, to the second session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) taking place at the UNEP headquarters in Kenya, Nairobi from May...
Korea-China Joint Research Group to hold Workshop on mi...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
May 20, 2016
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) will hold the 2nd Expert Workshop of Korea-China Joint Group, which is aimed at finding causes of and mitigating dust and sand storms (DSS), at Lotte City Hotel Gimpo Airport, Seoul on May 20. At the workshop, researchers who pa...
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...