Choe Eu-gene, a mother of two toddlers, uses around five wet wipes a day. Despite enthusiasm for the zero-waste movement in Korea, many people can't do without disposables like wet wipes. Some are not even aware that wet wipes are made of plastic.
Korea announced Monday it will join the Global Methane Pledge in its commitment to reduce world methane emissions by 30 percent over the coming decade, at the upcoming COP26 climate conference next week.
President Moon Jae-in said Korea will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from the country’s peak in 2018, upgrading its 2030 nationally determined contributions (NDC) target ahead of a global climate conference next month.
A decades-old traditional market in Mangwon-dong, western Seoul, known for its affordable fresh produce and tasty street food, has recently been at the forefront of a grassroots plastic-free movement in the neighborhood.
Korea wants to take a more active role in the world achieving carbon neutrality, President Moon Jae-in stressed in a multilateral environment forum Thursday, and he called on Asia-Pacific nations to "accelerate" their responses to the climate crisis.
The Ministry of Environment announced Thursday its goal to create more than 80,000 green industry jobs by 2025.
According to the Ministry of Environment on Sunday, the charging price will be increased from 255.7 won ($0.23) per kilowatt-hour, the exact amount to be announced today.
Korea could raise its nationally determined contribution (NDC) target to at least 37.5 percent by 2030, according to one scenario being reviewed by the government, said Korean Vice Environment Minister Hong Jeong-kee Thursday.
The two-day 2021 P4G Seoul Summit starts Sunday, bringing together world leaders, along with representatives from government, business and civil society, to tackle global climate change and promote sustainable growth.
Korea is ready to share its green growth technologies with developing countries as the world tries to go carbon neutral by 2050, said Environment Minister Han Jeoung-ae ahead of Seoul’s climate change summit next month.