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 (November 21st)
  • 2019-01-11
  • 327

On November 21st, a lecture was given by Dr. Sung-joong Kim of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) under the theme of Polar Climate Change and the Sejong Station. The lecture, prepared by the Climate and Culture Research Society of People for Earth, introduced the rapid warming of the Arctic and its impact on the Korean peninsula, and also introduced how the Antarctic climate change is different from the warming of the Arctic. 

The lecture gave an explanation of the phenomenon of glacier decline near the Sejong Station where the climate change of Antarctica occurs the greatest and also introduced the reasons why members are sent to the Sejong Station every year. 

Dr. Kim also shared his experience at the Sejong Station. A total of 17 people are sent to the Station to conduct stable scientific activities including 6 scientists and a team of supporting personnel such as cooks, medical professionals. The audience had a great chance to hear some interesting episodes of living in an isolated environment with a group of people for one year.