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 2019] Young-shim Hwang (January 22nd)
  • 2019-03-18
  • 321

On January 22, a special lecture was held by the publishing planner, editor, and representative of Geobook Young-shim Hwang. Hwang completed her Ph.D. in ecology and biomolecular science and has visited the Svalbard Islands (a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean situated north of mainland Europe, about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole) for her studies on arctic tundra plants. 

Hwang explained that there are diverse vegetation ranges along the climate zone from the tropics to the Polar Regions. Tundra plants, like plants in other regions, undergo adaptive and evolutionary processes for survival in its severe weather. They have a fast-paced survival strategy that sprout and bloom to bear in the short summer to survive. Hwang shared the pictures of the plants and scenery of the Svalbard Islands that she took during her visit which the audience greatly appreciated.