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Air Pollutant Emission-cap System to be Expanded Nationwide

Air Pollutant Emission-cap System to be Expanded Nationwide

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s air pollutant emission-cap management system, which has been enforced in Seoul since 2008 to manage the capital’s air quality, will be expanded to cover almost all parts of the country this week, the Ministry of Environment said Thursday. The emission-cap system allocates yearly emission allowances to workplaces, [...]

Gov’t Aims to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions 32 pct by 2030

Gov’t Aims to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions 32 pct by 2030

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government finalized a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent from 2017 levels by 2030, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. As part of the efforts to cut down greenhouse gases blamed for global climate change, the government aims to increase the cumulative supply of [...]

Chemical Firms Suspected of Manipulating Fine Dust Emission Data

Chemical Firms Suspected of Manipulating Fine Dust Emission Data

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Chemical companies are alleged to have colluded with air pollutant measurement firms to manipulate data on emissions of fine dust, the environment ministry said Wednesday. A total of 235 chemical factories located in the Yeosu industrial complex were found to have plotted with four measurement agencies in rigging data [...]

UPDATE: McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

UPDATE: McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 20, 2018 (Korea Bizwire) — Today, McDonald’s announces it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change. Additionally, McDonald’s commits to a 31% reduction [...]

S. Korea Bans Sales, Nullifies Certifications of Volkswagen Vehicles

S. Korea Bans Sales, Nullifies Certifications of Volkswagen Vehicles

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government on Tuesday banned sales and revoked the certifications of 80 vehicle models of Audi Volkswagen Korea, which has been suspected of obtaining permission to sell cars here by fabricating reports.  Under the administrative measure, the Ministry of Environment separately slapped the German automaker with fines of [...]

S. Korea Holds Hearing on Volkswagen Korea’s Emissions Scandal

S. Korea Holds Hearing on Volkswagen Korea’s Emissions Scandal

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government held a hearing on German carmaker Volkswagen’s emissions scandal Monday before finalizing a decision that can revoke the certifications of dozens of its vehicle models implicated in the scandal.  The Ministry of Environment conducted the hearing at the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) in Incheon, [...]

Prosecutors Confiscate Hundreds of Volkswagen Vehicles

Prosecutors Confiscate Hundreds of Volkswagen Vehicles

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecutors said Wednesday they have confiscated some 950 vehicles of the South Korean unit of the German carmaker Volkswagen, equipped with its new engine model, amid a probe into the company’s emissions scandal.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said three of Audi Volkswagen Korea’s models — Audi A1, [...]