South Korea News

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Over the past decade, Japan and South Korea have increasingly turned to burning wood pellets for energy, leaning on a UN loophole that dubs biomass burning as carbon neutral.
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The pandemic left migrant fishers in Asia, already a highly vulnerable section of the workforce, with less income and at higher risk of labour abuses, a new report says.
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Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, announced it would ban exports of the commodity starting April 28 to address a domestic cooking oil shortage.
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Worse is to come, faster than expected, even if efforts to curb global warming are stepped up, according to the UN. To stave off the worst impacts of climate change, people need to adapt.
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South Korea Opinion

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Covid-19 has led to an abrupt collapse of waste management chains globally. Countries like South Korea, which are facing the problem of excess waste, need to evaluate their waste management systems.
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Poor people have many competing priorities, but the claim that 'hungry people don't care about the environment' should not be used to ignore the environment and climate action in international development cooperation.
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Southeast Asia’s power sector is set to strike out in a new direction this year, driven by energy security needs and new opportunities for collaboration as some of the world’s biggest polluters step up climate action.
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Renewables could spur the post-pandemic recovery in Asia. But as this year’s climate change conference approaches, the region's energy planners have a lot of catching up to do.
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South Korea Videos

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Yolk Station, a South Korean solar energy company, has installed a renewable energy solution in a remote Kenyan town that can also tackle the problem of child labour.
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Weber Shandwick’s new study examined eight cities in Asia Pacific and how the 'soft power' attributes of cities exert influence and attract people, with Singapore topping the list for its innovative approach to sustainability and the environment.
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South Korea Podcasts

The Eco-Business Podcast
Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes an immediate ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming.
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China, Japan and Korea have just announced exciting decarbonisation targets. On the Eco-Business podcast, Dr Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute, talks about what these targets mean for the region's development and our climate.
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