The world is faced with a crucial turning point
in the paradigm of our economy and life beyond
mere response to climate change and environmental
problems caused by global warming.
CEO/President Kim Sang Hyun
Korea is the world's 9th largest emitter of greenhouse gas. The rate of increase per capita in OECD countries is the top in the world. In an effort to cope with this, the government introduced the low-carbon green growth through green technology and the green industry as a new national vision in August 2008, and enacted the Low-Carbon Green Growth Basic Law in order to lay the framework.
Nevertheless, research activities for countering climate change in Korea are minimal. From the construction of greenhouse gas statistics, there is an urgent need for comprehensive and systematic research on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Korea Research Institute on Climate Change (KRIC) was established in order to improve the quality of life of human beings through research on climate change as well as development of clean energy.
In the future, we will study the key issues for climate change response and green growth, including analysis of national climate change and establishment of development indicators, such as calculation of GHG emission statistics and carbon sink research, and prepare policy alternatives. In addition, we will take the lead in overcoming the crisis of climate change by wisely constructing networks and expanding partnerships for domestic and international exchanges and cooperation, and actively researching and developing project and business related to climate change.
I look forward to your active interest and encouragement.