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Seoul Sees Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop During Pandemic, but Household Emissions Grow

Seoul Sees Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop During Pandemic, but Household Emissions Grow

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Seoul saw greenhouse gas emissions by the industrial and transportation sectors decline during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic while emissions by households increased, officials said Tuesday. The estimated total greenhouse gas emissions in the city reached 45.46 million tons last year, down 0.3 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]