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BLACKPINK Tapped as Advocates for UN Climate Action Campaign

BLACKPINK Tapped as Advocates for UN Climate Action Campaign

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has been appointed as advocates to raise awareness for a global campaign against climate change issues, the band’s agency said Friday. The four-piece act recently received a personal letter from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which he invited them to serve as advocates for [...]

AIR Worldwide Collaborates with Experts at the Brookings Institution and AXIS Capital to Quantify the Impact from Climate Change on Hurricane Risk

AIR Worldwide Collaborates with Experts at the Brookings Institution and AXIS Capital to Quantify the Impact from Climate Change on Hurricane Risk

BOSTON, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR), in collaboration with experts from the Brookings Institution and AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, released a report which explores how climate change may affect hurricane risk in the United States by 2050, specifically related to financial losses to residential and commercial properties. AIR Worldwide is a [...]

Philips Again Recognized for its Commitment to Action on Climate Change

Philips Again Recognized for its Commitment to Action on Climate Change

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that global not-for-profit charity CDP has once again recognized Philips for its corporate leadership on environmental performance and transparency. Recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, Philips has secured [...]

Gov’t Strengthens Anti-flood Design Standards for Dams, Rivers Due to Climate Change

Gov’t Strengthens Anti-flood Design Standards for Dams, Rivers Due to Climate Change

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Wednesday announced a set of countermeasures to deal with flooding and other natural disasters anticipated due to global climate change, vowing to drastically strengthen anti-flood design standards for dams and rivers. Under the new measures, local dams and rivers will be designed to withstand the heaviest [...]

S. Korea’s Carbon Dioxide Level Rose Above Global Average in 2019

S. Korea’s Carbon Dioxide Level Rose Above Global Average in 2019

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s carbon dioxide concentration rate exceeded the global average last year, a report showed Thursday, raising concerns over climate change. The annual carbon dioxide concentration rate in South Korea averaged 417.9 parts per million (ppm) last year, compared with the global average of 409.8 ppm, according to the [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Feel Significance of Climate Change Following Coronavirus and Torrential Rains

Majority of S. Koreans Feel Significance of Climate Change Following Coronavirus and Torrential Rains

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Koreans have realized the significance of climate change following the coronavirus outbreak and a record-breaking summer monsoon season, a local civic group said Thursday. Green Korea United conducted a survey of 1,500 South Koreans between the ages of 14 and 69, 95.8 percent of whom realized the [...]