The eighth special session of the Governing Council (GCSS) /Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GMEF) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be held at the International Convention Center Jeju, Republic of Korea, from 29 to 31 March 2004. The session/forum is being convened in pursuance of decision adopted by the Gov..
International Expert Workshop on Environmental Accounting will be held for two days, from Feb 26th to 27th at the Korea Environment Institute. The workshop will be a discussion forum for exchange of ideas and experiences on the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA), which is already being implemented in many ad..
Korea has also been subsidizing the fuel price of natural gas to maintain the cost difference of diesel and natural gas at 115 won per liter. Meanwhile, assorted incentives are being offered at the national level for the operation of natural gas buses, including the exemption from Value-added tax & acquisition tax (US$ 2,500/b..
In mitigating these problems, moreover, the government came to realize that strengthened vehicle emission standards and on-road inspections have appeared to be limited in their ability to produce desired reduction effects due to a steep rise in the number of automobiles. Consequently, the need to develop and supply low-emi..
At the end of year 2003, number of Korea뭩 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses in operation surpassed 4000. Since the first production of CNG buses in 2000, the Ministry of Environment has been making unprecedented efforts to promote greater supply of CNG and other Natural gas vehicles, the ideal alternatives to reduce vehicle pollution and e..