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YouTube Comments Increasingly Mention Climate Change

YouTube Comments Increasingly Mention Climate Change

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The so-called “eco-wakening effect,” which refers to the rising interest in environmental issues, is spreading in South Korea, an analytics firm said Monday. Ars Praxia conducted an analysis upon request by the South Korean unit of the international non-governmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature, which showed that 108,324 [...]

UN Global Compact Launches New Business Guidance on a Just Transition for Climate Adaptation

UN Global Compact Launches New Business Guidance on a Just Transition for Climate Adaptation

New York, U.S.A., Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The UN Global Compact today released new guidance for business on how they can adapt to minimize climate change risks and impacts on their operations and supply chains in a just and equitable manner.  Just Transition for Climate Adaptation, developed by the Stockholm Environment Institute with inputs [...]

Verisk Assembles Climate Advisory Council

Verisk Assembles Climate Advisory Council

Jersey City, N.J., April 4 (Korea Bizwire) — To help organizations better understand the impacts of climate change and inform their resilience and sustainability efforts, Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) has formed the Verisk Climate Advisory Council. Council members will provide strategic guidance and feedback on climate change solutions Verisk is developing, such as the climate conditioning [...]

Children See Climate Change as ‘Mosquitoes’ Bothering Everyday Life

Children See Climate Change as ‘Mosquitoes’ Bothering Everyday Life

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Children experiencing disasters and abnormal weather caused by climate change are also being exposed to physical and mental problems, a charity group said. ChildFund Korea, a Seoul-based charity organization, conducted a focus group interview of 29 children between 11 and 16 years of age from Seoul, North Jeolla Province, [...]

Seoul City to Increase Low-carbon Buildings and Electric Cars to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Seoul City to Increase Low-carbon Buildings and Electric Cars to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government will renovate worn-out buildings into low-carbon ones and increase the proportion of electric cars in the city by 2026 as part of efforts to respond to climate change, officials said Thursday. The measures were announced as part of a five-year project from 2022 to 2026 [...]

6 Months of Summer in 2100 if Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Same: Report

6 Months of Summer in 2100 if Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Same: Report

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A new forecast has shown that by the end of this century, summer will be around for more than half of the entire year unless current levels of greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The Korea Meteorological Administration released a report on Thursday that makes a climate forecast for South [...]

93.7 pct of S. Koreans Consider Climate Crisis ‘Serious’: Survey

93.7 pct of S. Koreans Consider Climate Crisis ‘Serious’: Survey

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 94 percent of South Koreans consider the climate crisis “serious,” but only half believe the issue is connected to human rights, a survey showed Sunday. According to the survey of 1,500 people commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission, 80.4 percent responded that they are interested in the [...]