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] Chun-ho Cho (June 8)
  • 2019-08-09
  • 306

On June 8, a special lecture was given by Dr. Chun-ho Cho at Yujae with the title of “Creating a Healthy Society is the Best Way of Responding to Climate Change.” In the lecture, Dr. Cho said that the Earth, which has sustained its quality for a long time, is countering the enormous effects of humankind and a very obvious current crisis, climate change is how the Earth is responding to greenhouse gases caused by the extreme weather. Cho added that climate change which causes major changes in social infrastructure such as food, water, energy, environment and health, tells us how to live in this crisis. 

Dr. Cho studied atmospheric science at Yonsei University and worked for the National Institute of Meteorological Science for 30 years as a director until he retired. He built a numerical model that predicts world weather and a system that tracks world carbon in Korea. He still studies how climate change connects to the world and an active member of Engineers and Scientists for Change (ESC).