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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Natural Gas Vehicles Promotion Program in Urban Areas
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

With the increase of motor vehicles on the road in Korea, transportation has become a significant source of air pollution. In particular, diesel vehicles emit large amounts of particulate matter (PM10) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), which is the reason why diesel buses are being replaced by NGVs (natural gas vehicles). Pilot projects for NGVs started in 1998, and as of December 2007, 15,097 natural gas buses and 289 natural gas garbage trucks have been introduced. Ministry of Environment plans to replace 23,000 diesel vehicles with NGVs and install 400 natural gas stations by 2010. In order to increase the demand for natural gas buses, financial incentives and tax benefits are being offered for the purchase of the vehicles, or for the installation and operation of natural gas stations. The benefit of this program is estimated to reach 1.57 trillion Korean won in environmental improvement effect and 1.22 trillion Korean won in net economic benefi


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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Establishment of the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Environment (MOE) opened the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) to support the sound management and conservation of biological resources and to train new taxonomists. The institute currently houses approximately 1.35 million collections and can store up to 11 million in total. About 60 taxonomists are conducting research projects, including the compilation of lists of Korean species, flora and fauna, as well as molecular phylogenetic analyses, development of climate change adaptation solutions, and so on. In addition, the institute is publicizing the importance of biodiversity conservation and its use through various exhibitions and education programs for visitors. The institute aims to grow into a leading Northeast Asian institution through biodiversity research and international cooperation.


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Tunza vol. 6 no.3: water
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP magazine for youth.


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2008

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