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The Comparative Study of Perception of the Public and Stakeholder to Climate Change Adaptation (일반국민 및 이해관계자의 기후변화 적응 인식 비교 연구)

  • Jeong, Yunji;Ha, Jongsik
    • Journal of Climate Change Research
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.159-166
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    • 2015
  • The way to respond to climate change is divided into mitigation and adaptation. So far, the response of climate change has been focused on mitigation. The perception of response of climate change also has been focused on mitigation. However, climate change mitigation and adaptation should be highlighted in a comparable concept as a response to climate change. On the other hand, perception of the public on climate change affects the support or opposition of the general public about climate change-related policies. The purpose of this study is to assess awareness of the general public and stakeholders on the subject of climate change adaptation and to present a basis for a future national climate change adaptation policy. Questionnaire on awareness of climate change adaptation were composed of the climate change and climate change response (mitigation, adaptation) understanding and importance, the seriousness of climate change-related adverse climate event, the need for climate change adaptation measures, the degree of implementation, and the level of government effort for climate change response. Climate change adaptation-related awareness survey was conducted for the general public 1,011 people and stakeholders 101 people by telephone interviews. In this study, the perception survey has a difference in aspect of the contents and methodology. And We were able to present the three characteristics of the general public and stakeholders aware of the subject of climate change adaptation. First, the relative importance of climate change adaptation was relatively low. Second level of awareness about climate change response of the public was significantly lower than the stakeholders. Finally, the need to prepare the implementation of the sectoral level, the first adaptation measures was relatively low.

Thoughts on Climate Change Education In Korea (우리나라 기후 변화 교육의 방향에 관한 고찰)

  • Kim, Chan-Kook;Choi, Don-Hyung
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.1-12
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    • 2010
  • Facing the issue of global climate change, it is important for environmental educators to prepare a person who is able to understand of, communicate about, and make informed decisions on the climate change. Climate change education is to help learners understand of human influence on climate and climate's influence on them and society. This study was conducted in a way to discuss how climate change education could be implemented in Korean context. For this purpose, several documents and research articles on climate change education and communication were analyzed: Climate literacy, guidelines for K-12 global climate change education, and guidelines for effective climate change communication and message and so on. Many of the documents emphasize age appropriateness, positive thinking, participation and empowerment in climate change education while suggesting not to burden young learners with fears. Some documents such as the climate literacy suggest key concepts and/or essential principles of climate change education. Based upon the analysis, several considerations to incorporate the concepts in climate change into educational programs were suggested for further discussions.

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Elementary Teachers' Knowledge and Teaching of Climate Change

  • Nam, Youn-Kyeong;Kim, Soon-Shik;Lee, Young-Seob
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Earth Science Education
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    • v.4 no.3
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    • pp.199-204
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    • 2011
  • This study examines eighteen elementary teachers knowledge and teaching practrice of climate change using the KQEM survey, modified from the survey developed by Leiserowitz, A., Smith, N. & Marlon, J.R. (2010). The survey includes 11 questions from KQEM survey and 2 open ended questions about teachers' knowledge of climate change and their understandings of important climate change concept for elementary students. All of the participant teachers were purposefully selected for the study and were participated in the study volunteerly. The data for this study were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The result of this study indicates that the teachers have knowledge of climate change specifically about the topics of causes of climate change and consequences of climate change such as shifting biome and ecological impacts. While most of the teachers described climate change phenomena using scientific knowledge, some of the teachers (N=2) showed misconceptions about climate change phenomena. Most of the teachers thought the causes of climate change and potential solutions to reduce climate change are important concept that elementary students need to understand about climate change. Actually, most of the teachers are currently teaching the causes and consequences of climate change (N=13) potential solutions to global warming (N= 8). This study could inform teacher educators about what elementary teachers understand about climate change and what elementary teachers are currently teaching about climate change.

Case Study on Comparison of the Results of Climate Change Prospect and Vulnerability Assessment and the Awareness of Those by Public Officials and Citizens at Yeongwol County (기초지자체의 기후변화 전망 및 취약성 평가 결과와 공무원·시민의 인식도 비교분석 연구 - 영월군 사례를 중심으로 -)

  • Kim, Sangsu;Lee, Chungkook;Choi, Yeonho;Kim, Jaeyoon;Shin, gwangsu;Seo, Seongjik
    • Journal of Climate Change Research
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.133-142
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    • 2015
  • The purpose of this study was to compare the results of climate change prospect and vulnerability assessment and the awareness of those by public officials and citizens at Yeongwol county, Gangwon province where experiencing the most climate change vulnerability. Data of 12 meteorological categories such as mean temperature at Yeongwol weather station from 1995 to 2013 were analyzed. Climate change vulnerability was assessed with 29 sub-categories in 6 categories (health, emergency/disaster, agriculture, forestry, water management, ecosystem) of National Institute of Environment Research's LCCGIS (2013). The awareness of climate change and its vulnerability was surveyed with 154 citizens and 130 officials at Yeoungwol county. The climate change prospect and its vulnerability was similar to the actual climate change effect. However, the awareness of climate change was different between some officials and citizens. The results of this study would be base data for the Yeoungwol county's future climate change adaptation poicy making.

Development of the Goal and the Content System for the Climate Change Education (기후 변화 교육 목표 및 내용 체계 개발)

  • Kwon, Ju-Yeon;Moon, Yun-Seob
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.68-82
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    • 2009
  • Global climate change is associated with all of the human activity, and its sudden change can be taken an issue of the serious environmental problem in our human society. The purpose of this study is to develope the goal and the content system for the climate change education. As a result, first, according to the questionnaires on climate change, students from Grade 3 to Grade 10 seem to interpret it as fragmentary perspectives. In addition, in terms of students' own actions as the corresponding strategy to climate change, the higher their grades were, the lower their actions were. Second, the development goal on climate change and its educational directions were set by reflecting students' perception. The education goal on climate change is to perceive the changing environment by understanding phenomena of climate change, to propose plans that can mitigate and adjust climate change through a variety of research, and to keep practicing the proposed plans as a member of a community for the global environment. Third, fields and items of educational contents to climate change were created and drawn out. The content system is composed of 'basic science of climate change', 'relationship with climate change', and 'coping with climate change'. Furthermore, concrete contents for the climate change education in elementary school were suggested so that its goal and content system can be used in the existing curriculum.

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Climate Change Adaptive Implementation Assessment Proposal for Local Governments Utilizing Vulnerability Index

  • Lee, Sangsin
    • Journal of Forest and Environmental Science
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    • v.35 no.1
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    • pp.47-53
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    • 2019
  • This study applies the concept of climate change vulnerability assessment in order to suggest climate change adaptation effects in a quantitative manner, given that previous studies have hitherto rely on qualitative assessment, as climate change adaptive policies are currently being implemented by local governments of Korea. The vulnerability assessment tool used in this study is VESTAP ("Vulnerability assESsment Tool to build a climate change Adaptation Plan"), which was developed by the Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC), and applied to gauge the vulnerability of pine trees to diseases and pests within Chungcheongnam-do. The climate change adaptation project for vulnerability improvement was assessed only in terms of forest disaster prevention and change in regional climate change vulnerabilities within 16 regions of Chungcheongnam-do as the result of 2016 Climate Change Adaptation Project (Forest Disaster Prevention Project). As a result, it was observed that climate change adaptive capacity has improved according to change in the area of forestland with disaster prevention, and the vulnerability indicator decreased, confirming the impact of the climate change adaptation (forest disaster prevention) project. Also, analysis of regional climate change adaptation project scales and change in vulnerabilities allowed us to determine the regional propriety of climate change adaptation (forest disaster prevention) projects launched in 2016.

A Review of Studies on Vulnerability Indicator for the Climate Change Adaptation over South Korea (한반도 기후 변화 적응을 위한 취약성 지수 산정에 관한 고찰)

  • Kim, Cheol-Hee;Kim, Eun-Hwa;Song, Chang-Keun;Hong, You-Deog;Yoo, Jeong-A;Hong, Sung-Cheol
    • Journal of Environmental Science International
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    • v.20 no.6
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    • pp.789-798
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    • 2011
  • Climate change assessment, together with climate change adaptation process, would be one of the worldwide important issues, and the study on climate change vulnerability indicator has been an essential problem for climate change adaptation. Vulnerability indicator can be used as a good tool to estimate the impact of climate change and to map out the distribution of its vulnerability over the given area both in Korea and other countries. This study addressed the conceptual summary on the assessment of climate change and its adaptation process. Previous studies on how to yield the vulnerability indicators of climate change are reviewed and several previous results of vulnerability indicators applied to Korean provinces are also discussed here.

Development of Climate Change Education Plan: Focus on Applicable Plan of Middle School Curriculum (기후변화 교육 방안 개발: 중학교 교육과정에서 적용가능한 방안을 중심으로)

  • Woo, Jung-Ae;Nam, Young-Sook
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.25 no.1
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    • pp.117-133
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study was to develop a middle school science climate change education plan. The detailed contents of the study are as follows: First, a research study was conducted for understanding climate change and the direction and contents of the climate change education were set up. Second, the climate change education plan was prepared. The middle school climate change education plan were arranged through research study. The results of the study are as follows: First, the direction and contents of the climate change education were arranged. The direction of the climate change education was arranged to reflect the global science education system, sustainable development education, and youth leadership. Second, the middle school climate change education plan was arranged. The middle school climate change education plan includes a course of study and creative experience program. The plan for the course of study focused intensely on scientific study.

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A Study on the Effects and Adaptation of Climate Change in Insurance Industry (보험업의 기후변화 영향과 적응에 관한 연구)

  • Nam, Sang Wook
    • Journal of Climate Change Research
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.153-161
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study is to screen for the effects of climate change and climate change adaptation in the insurance industry. There is now a consensus that the climate is changing, with potential risk to the global economy and human health and so on. On the other hand, unknown is the extent to which insurance business pattern have already been affected. But the increase in damage due to climate change is likely to raise insurance company losses. In this regard, I conduct especially an effects of the insurance industry on climate change. And than, I analyzed what insurance companies would do to lessen the impact of climate change. As a result, the impact of climate change on the insurance industry is a huge increases in claims due to disasters and diseases arising from climate change. And another thing is growth in climate change-related legislation, regulations and reporting requirements such as financial soundness regulation and climate change risk disclosure. Therefore, the insurance industry needs to build a climate change adaptation strategies include capital raising, liquidity of assets, faithful debt management and so forth.

Risk Assessment of Public Agencies' Buildings due to Climate Change (기후변화에 따른 공공기관 건축물의 리스크평가)

  • Choi, Yun-Cheul
    • Journal of the Architectural Institute of Korea Structure & Construction
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    • v.33 no.12
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    • pp.3-10
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    • 2017
  • Climate change not only has various impacts such as human shoes, economics, the environment, industry, etc. but the damage caused by this is also increasing, it is expected that severe damage will not occur without efforts to respond to climate change ing. Therefore, as the impact of climate change like the extreme weather phenomenon is dailyized and its strength tends to become stronger, as much as the mitigation measures of climate change, as a comparative effort to reduce the negative impact of climate change, adaptation to climate change is necessary. Especially when the damage caused by climate change (intense heat, torrential rain, cold wave and heavy snow etc.) as an institution responsible for the provision of public services such as public institutions, the socio-economic spread to the nation and the people The effect is very large. We confirmed the level of response to climate change for the entire public institution, and selected climate change risk which is relatively important for specific facilities and business establishments of public institutions, climate change adaptation measures We will try to utilize it as basic material of establishment.