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High Temperature Areas More than Double in Size in S. Korea Over 9 Years

High Temperature Areas More than Double in Size in S. Korea Over 9 Years

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The size of high temperature areas in South Korea has more than doubled over the past nine years, international environmental organization Greenpeace said Thursday, calling for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse defines any land locations where the average midday surface temperature exceeds 30 C in August as [...]

Carbon Neutrality Committee Presents 3 Road Maps to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas by 2050

Carbon Neutrality Committee Presents 3 Road Maps to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas by 2050

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The presidential committee on carbon neutrality announced Thursday three policy road maps to achieve the goal of eliminating South Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, subject for deliberation by experts and stakeholders until later this year. President Moon Jae-in announced in October that the country will seek to go [...]

SK Chemicals Targets 50 pct Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction by 2030

SK Chemicals Targets 50 pct Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction by 2030

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chemical goods manufacturer SK Chemicals Co. said Monday that it will focus on environment, social and governance (ESG) management as part of efforts to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The company’s first goal is to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030, while reorganizing its business [...]

SK Telecom Reduces Greenhouse Gases by Reducing Power Consumption of Telecom Equipment

SK Telecom Reduces Greenhouse Gases by Reducing Power Consumption of Telecom Equipment

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, has succeeded in reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases using advanced telecommunications technology. The company announced on Tuesday that it had reduced the use of electricity by integrating and upgrading its 3G and LTE network equipment, and the reduction of greenhouse [...]

Small Businesses Required to Install IoT Measuring Devices for Gas Emissions

Small Businesses Required to Install IoT Measuring Devices for Gas Emissions

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment announced Wednesday the introduction of a new bill that will require Internet of Things (IoT) measuring devices to be installed at sites of major greenhouse gas emissions. Once the bill takes effect, businesses categorized as sites of smaller amounts of greenhouse gas emissions (Types 4 [...]