Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Al Gore Blogs on Historic Climate Legislation in South Korea

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Former Vice President and Environmentalist Al Gore posted a blog today about the historic climate change legislation that has just been passed in South Korea.

Gore writes, “Joining the European Union, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, China, and Mexico, the South Korean Parliament has approved a plan to cut industrial carbon pollution in an effort to combat the climate crisis.”

President Lee Myung Bek is seeking support to improve restrictions on factories and power plants. As South Korea is the fastest-growing emitter among industrialized democracies, this is an important step in the right direction.

In his post, Gore went onto highlight some points of the full report on Bloomberg.

“The National Assembly passed a bill to establish a cap-and- trade system in the country by 2015 with the backing of both ruling and opposition parties, according to the assembly’s webcast of the main session today.”

“The bill is needed to cope with global climate change and, domestically to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas efficiently,” Kim Jae Kyung, a member of the ruling New Frontier Party, said in the assembly’s plenary session before voting. The bill was passed in a 148-0 vote, with 3 abstentions.”

After a long battle in parliament, the legislation was approved late Wednesday and makes South Korea one of the first Asian countries to implement a cap-and-trade system.

stocklight / Shutterstock.com

Like us on Facebook:
  • yesh this is gooooooddddddd gossip,whenever I need gossip I come straight on this, get my laptop out go on google and Iam straight on it!


If you only want a less-cruel turkey industry, you don’t give a shit about turkeys

There’s more than enough out their promoting the use of animals already- can’t animal rights activists agree to be the ones who say stop it and mean it?


Vandalism and aggression won’t help veganism

These acts of intimidation and aggression don’t change public perspective on veganism for the better, and that’s the only thing that will help animals.


VIDEO: Vegan Athletes Who Destroy Your Excuses

No one is going to ask these athletes if they get enough protein!