Academic Society on Climate and Culture
Understanding the relationship between culture and climate
Overcoming the climate change crisis
Exploring alternative cultures and lifestyles for sustainability
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Our society and customs are deeply related to our climate. Various climates on the planets has give birth to whole range of cultures and ways of life that are unique to the climate zones. That is why a change in the climate is a crisis that will inevitably affect every existence on Earth. Korea is a country that holds a critical position in the climate change agenda. It imports 97% of its energy sources and ranks seventh in greenhouse gas emission by country. While Korea faces an ecological crisis, it is also at a crossroad that can take a turn toward energy independence and opportunities for environmental progress. It is imperative that we seriously look into how the human race affects the climate and the environment and work together to overcome this crisis at hand. The Academic Society on Climate and Culture will do its part to research alternatives to achieve a sustainable society and incorporate such practices in all sectors of our society.

* The Climate Change Law Center
Established by members who in the legal profession, the Climate Change Law Center aims to raise awareness of climate change issues and bring about changes in laws and policies of Korea. It hosts regular workshops and talks, and releases publications to study climate change law cases around the world, assist with making informed decisions, and apply them to our society.

Additional Information
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • 2018-12-17
  • 60
The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, emphasizing new results since the publication of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) in 2007. This Synthesis Report is based on the reports of the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including relevant Special Reports and provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (excerpted from IPCC’s website: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/). 

The full report is available in English and Korean. You can also download it in other languages on the same link above. 
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