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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,...
Two Asiatic black bears give birth to five cubs includi...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 04, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea National Park Service announced that two Asiatic black bears released in Jirisan were confirmed to give birth to five cubs including triplets. A mother bear that gave birth to the triplets was RF-23 hibernating in a cave. KNPS confirmed ...
Let’s grow a forest through low-carbon, green consumpti...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Apr 01, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (ME) and Korea Environmental Industry & Technology (KEITI) will hold a carbon-offset forest planting event on April 2 at Jamsil Han River Park, Seoul with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Lotte Mart and Future Forest with an aim to practice a low-car...
Ministry of Environment established the emission standa...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 29, 2016
On March 29, the Ministry of Environment (ME) will implement the partially revised Enforcement Rule of the Clean Air Conservation Act to set the standards of allowable emissions of trichloroethylene (TCE), which is a carcinogenic chemical substance harmful to the public health. T...
NIER to bolster cooperation for building stack emission...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 24, 2016
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is holding the Stack Emission Monitoring Public Officials Workshop 2016 on March 24-25 at Phoenix Island Resort, Jeju Island. The workshop will draw about 60 officials in charge of stack emission monitoring from 17 local governm...