Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Agency for Technology and Standards
Description:One hundred elementary school students will participate in a program aimed at energy conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gases. The “Kids’ ISO 14000 Program” will run for two weeks starting 4 August, according to the Agency for Technology and Standards. The Agency is affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy. The event is part of the government’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases through energy conservation. Korea is the ninth largest CO2 producer in the world, and energy consumption is responsible for 83.4% of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. The “Kids’ ISO 14000 Program” is an international project designed to stimulate environmental awareness among children and to take practical steps to preserve the environment, first in the homes and then in the communities. The participants will learn about various energy saving methods and waste recycling processes. They will also be given assignments to check how their family members use electricity, water, and gas at home. The program encourages the students to follow the four steps: “Plan-Do-Check-Action” to put into practice what they have learned. The results of the program will be announced at the Eco-Kids Festival to be held in November this year. The program will be expanded next year to include more school districts.

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