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European Climate Pact
European Climate Pact Ambassador in Republic of Korea

Jung Hoon Kim

Jung Hoon Kim
Thematic areas
climate education & awareness raisingenergygreen areas: trees, biodiversityoceans and other water-relatedsustainable foodsustainable transport
Country
South Korea

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European Climate Pact Ambassador in Republic of Korea

Out of all the industries that emit GHG, I plan to focus on supporting the carbon reduction efforts of corporations in the industries of plastic, fashion, food, and agriculture. In 2019, the Republic of Korea ranked 9th for high carbon emission and at 4th for the emission per capita. Each year, the Republic of Korea emits 679.7 million tons of GHG and is the 4th highest emitter of carbon within the OECD nations. Currently, the per capita consumption of plastic amounts to 460 plastic bags or 100 kilograms per year. The Republic of Korea, unfortunately, ranks in the top tier considering its population, which is why the Republic of Korea is more than eager in climate action and response.