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Korea Environment Corparation

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International Environment Exchange & Cooperation

K-eco engages in continuous and various environment exchange & collaboration activities with countries around the world so as to disseminate the excellence of Korea’s environmental policy and to live up to its duty as the planet earth keeper.

Seoul Initiative(SI) Secretariat
  • Operate executive office of the Seoul Initiative Network on Green Growth (SINGG) and execute pilot projects: SI policy forum was held 18 times from 2006 to 2023. For SI pilot program totally 21 countries participated and 44 businesses are being implemented from 2006.
  • At the 5th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and Pacific (MCED-5) jointly held by the Ministry of Environment and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Seoul in March 2005, the “Seoul Initiative on Green Growth” was declared as a part of the regional implementation program. The forum is held for information sharing and exchange activities aiming at the economic growth of the Asia and Pacific Region and environmental sustainability in the serious situation of environmental pressure due to poverty and growth of the region.
Vision / Target 1: Improving eco-efficiency for environmental sustainability, Target 2: Enhancing Environmental performance, Target 3: Promoting the environment as an opportunity for economic growth development

Global Net Zero Partnership (K-GNP)

  • Emergence of Net-zero by 2050 as a global agenda and declaration of key nations to become Net-zero societies after the Paris Agreement and the UN Climate Summit (Sep. 2019)
  • Strengthening the capacity to jointly plan for the Net-zero and establishing a bridgehead for the expansion of domestic small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) in environmental sector by policy and technology exchanges from establishing network with various international environmental cooperation agencies.
  • - Promoting and spreading Korean policies & technologies in international societies by expanding international cooperation network with key Middle to Upper Income Countries.
  • K-eco Global Net-zero Partnership
  • Objective
  • Develop cooperative agendas with international societies and jointly respond to the global environmental crisis, in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shared by the nations that are aiming to become Net-zero societies.
  • Develop new environmental cooperation with Middle to High Income Countries
  • (Expected Results)
  • ① Develop international cooperation led by K-eco
  • ② Create a new environmental cooperation model with Middle-Income Countries (MICs)
  • ③ Secure a multilateral cooperative network with Middle to High Income Countries.
Key Information
Establishing a network Establish a network with international organizations, government and public organizations in the environmental sector of partner countries
Finding cooperative agendas Plan and find Net-zero agendas with partner countries, through discussions about environmental common issues
Operating research & capacity building Operate research and hold capacity building workshops
Implementing cooperative projects Implement cooperative projects derived from the mutual review process
Joint Environmental Research Project
  • Expansion of global network through hosting and supporting joint research projects and international events
  • The environmental problem is not an issue unique to one country. K-eco resolves international environmental problems through joint environmental research projects among countries, and expands the outstanding research results through continuous exchanges of environmental technology with China, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Turkey, etc. 
Contents: Setting the topic of the joint research project between the two countries every year on an annual basis and conducting joint research(Background: Carried forward from 2007 for resolving international environmental problems and mutual technology exchange and enhancement related to the environment, and expanded to various countries) -> Result The research, analysis and result report of the two institutions on the plan and measures for environmental improvement

  • The list of Joint Environmental Research Project
    The list of Joint Environmental Research Project
    Year Country Institution Topic
    2011 China China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences Green growth and low-carbon economy
    Export/import management of solid wastes
    Remediation of soil polluted by heavy metals
    Research field related to air polluted by the yellow dust
    China’s river environment and improvement plan (improvement of polluted rivers and streams, etc.
    2012 China China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences Environmental status and improvement plan for the canal basins of Lake Taihu and Lake Gehu of Jiangsu Province
    Changing food wastes into energy in Anhui Province
    Vietnam State Agency for Technology Innovation (SATI) Feasibility study of changing biomass into energy
    2013 China K Environment Institute/ Environmental Protection Agency of Heilongjiang Province Study of how to reduce the water pollution in the rural area (Heilongjiang Province) of China
    Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Study on the treatment of domestic waste water using the rooftop wetland system in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    2014 China China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences Study on application of monitoring to China for reducing the dust scattering on the road
    Netherlands Energy Research Center of the Netherlands Study on the air pollution monitoring system between Korea and the Netherlands
    2015 China China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences Comparative study between the eco-friendly energy town (Korea) and the ecological village
    Turkey Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Ministry of Environment, and Occupational Diseases Hospital Joint study on the asbestos management and technology
    2016 China China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences Feasibility evaluation on application of the eco-friendly energy town to China
    2017 Vietnam Vietnam Environment Administration Korea-Vietnam Joint Project to Control industrial Wastewater
    2018 Kazakhstan International Green Technology and Investment Center Comparative Study on Extended Producer Responsibility System
    2019 Denmark Danish Biogas Industry Association Cooperation on Biogas Production from Organic Waste
    2021 International Organization UNU-FLORES Consultancy for Guidelines on Tax Regulation for Plastics
    2022 International Organization UNU-FLORES Consultancy for Nexus Resources for Chemical Recycling of Plastics


    International Organization


    Nexus Approaches to battery waste management for sustainable e-mobility transition: insights from Germany(NABATE)

MOU in environment fields
  • We have concluded MOUs on environmental cooperation, exchanges, and environmental training with international organizations and foreign countries to promote continuous international cooperation.
    >MOU conclusion in environment fields
    Total International Organization Asia Central Asia and the Middle East Europe North, Central and South America etc.
    73 14 33 5 10 8 3
  • 134 international agreements in total have been signed. Except expired ones, 73 MOUs have been signed as of March 2024.
Foreign Guest Visits

Explain the work of K-eco, Korea's environmental policies and technologies to foreign guests and promote international cooperation

  • The list of foreign guest visits for the last 3 years
    Foreign Guest Visits
    Date Country Visitors Purpose
    '20.1.9 Uzbekistan Tashkent Medical Academy Introduction of Air Korea and CleanSYS
    '20.1.22 France SUEZ Asia Headquarter Discussion on the current status of waste generation and disposal in Korea, Introduction of waste management system and the cooperation area between K-eco and SUEZ
    '20.1.29 Thailand Bangkok Administrative officers Discussion on environmental cooperation between K-eco and Bangkok
    '20.2.4 The secretariat of the Korea-ASEAN Cooperation Fund Managers in secretariat office Suggestion for participation in air pollution reduction project in ASEAN region and development of environmental training program
    '20.2.19 Sweden Scientific observers from the Swedish Embassy in Korea Introduction of national Water Industry Cluster and facility tour
    '21.10.8 Singapore Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment Introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
    ‘22.8.1 Uzbekistan Tashkent Medical Academy Discussion on the current status of waste management and instruction of medical waste management system in Korea.
    ‘22.10.6 Singapore Ministry of National Development Introduction of ‘Among-Neighbors Center’ for floor noise complaints