World Ch. Schedule : THU 10:30 KST
* Date : 2019-11-28
Climate change is the defining issue of our time and causing a wide range of impacts that will affect virtually every human on earth in increasingly severe ways. In Bangladesh, over one million people had to migrate from their rural homelands to cities because of climate change related issues, and two of Tuvalu's 9 islands have sunk beneath the sea. Of course, they are only two illustrations of how the world'sd displaced are on the front line of climate change. Learn more about climate change and our moral and ethical obligation.
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a Swedish author and environmentalist who has been advocating economic localization and an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being. She recently visited Korea to talk about how the global economy contributes to today's most serious ecological crises and to spread more sustainable and equitable patterns of living. With the belief, “bringing the local food economy home is the fundamental to restoring land,” she claims economic localization is an antidote to the problems arising from globalization and climate change. Meet Helena Norberg-Hodge to learn more about localization.
Korea is one of the world's biggest plastic consumers with the consumption of almost 300 pounds, or 132 kilograms, of plastic per capita. However, the more plastic we make, the more fossil fuels we need, and subsequently, the more we exacerbate climate change. Therefore, doing our part to reduce waste is more important than ever today, and upcycling, a combination of upgrade and recycling, might be the key to reducing landfill contributions. By reducing our carbon footprint, upcycling will have a positive impact on climate change. Visit the Seoul Upcycling Plaza and learn more about its vision for a 100% upcycling-centered world.