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

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
[Special Lecture Series of Climate and Culture Research Society 2018] Sung-joong Kim (August 22nd)
  • 2019-01-09
  • 300

On August 22nd, a lecture was given by Dr. Sung-joong Kim of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) under the theme of Co-evolution of Climate and Life, organized by the Climate and Culture Research Society of People for Earth. The climate has been constantly changing since the birth of the Earth and has been influencing the evolution of living things. The lecture looked through the history of life after the birth of the Earth, the causes of extinction, and the impact of climate change on the evolution of modern humans. 

While Dr. Kim was the head researcher of KOPRI, he served as Director of Polar Climate Research and Director of Polar Climate Change Research. In 2017, he was the head of the King Sejong Station which is a research station for the Korea Antarctic Research Program that is named after King Sejong the Great of Joseon. Currently he is the representative of the Atmospheric Division of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and is a representative of the Physical Section of the Antarctic Science Committee.