There is a concern that the Ministry of Environment has fallen into a sub-department of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, both inside and outside the coffin. In particular, it is pointed out that it is focusing on the expansion of the nuclear power plant ecosystem, which is the rest of the role as an environmental regulatory agency.
The Ministry of Environment announced on the 18th that it will include nuclear power generation in the Korean-style green classification system (K Taek Somi) and lay the foundation for using nuclear power plants.
The announcement is similar to the new government’s business plan announced by the Ministry of Industry. The Ministry of Industry also explained that it would quickly restore the nuclear power plant ecosystem and supply 130 billion won in nuclear power. The two ministries reportedly focused on restoring the nuclear power plant ecosystem.
In particular, the Ministry of Environment did not take any measures to foster eco-friendly renewable energy. It did not contain social acceptability issues or environmental aspects for the construction of high-level radioactive waste disposal.
Jang Daul Greenpeace Policy Committee said, If you look at the trends of the RE100 and the mandatory ESG supply chain due diligence, it is clear that the expansion of renewable energy leads to strengthening industrial competitiveness, but the Ministry of Environment seems to turn away from international trends.
In the beginning, the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Environment were frequent checks. In 2019, the Ministry of Environment held a subtle nerve war with the Ministry of Industry to introduce the eco-friendly car supply target system. The Ministry of Environment claimed that automakers should mandate certain proportions of eco-friendly cars, while the Ministry of Industry interpreted that it could only be burdened with the industry when the sales rate of electric vehicles were already high.
If the Ministry of Industry represents the understanding of the industry, the Ministry of Environment has been developing policies on the domestic environmental regulation. However, it is pointed out that the Ministry of Environment has played its role as the Ministry of Environment after the government has changed its willingness to restore the new government’s strong nuclear power plant.
The Ministry of Environment’s ‘pro-industry’ steps have been more prominent since Han Hwa-jin’s inauguration.
One minister met with Choi Tae-won, chairman of the Korea Sangsang on the 6th, and announced that he would establish a hotline for improving industry regulations. Although it is assorted to establish carbon neutral incentives in the industry, the issue of greenhouse gas emissions in the industry is not discussed.
Our country is the lowest in the 2022 climate change and index evaluation, he said.
An official from the Ministry of Environment said, There seems to be concerns that the circulating glasses and green classification systems that are being promoted by the Ministry of Environment are indispensable.