* Date : 2020-08-24
The embassy of Switzerland is located in the heart of Seoul. Newly renovated last May, the embassy not only shows the wonderful harmony of a Korean-style hanok and the western style of Switzerland, but it also practices sustainability. It is equipped with the ability to utilize sustainable energy such as solar energy and thermal energy, etc. and at the foundation of this is the Swiss philosophy of the environment. The Swiss government is actively pushing for environmental policies such as adopting carbon tax and ecological dividends to reduce carbon emissions. This week we’ll meet with Swiss Ambassador to S. Korea, Linus von Castelmur, to find out more about Switzerland’s environmental policies that are drawing more attention now in this age of climate change.