News – Gyeonggi Global https://english.gg.go.kr Global Inspiration, Global Gyeonggi Province Tue, 05 Oct 2021 01:27:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://english.gg.go.kr/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/128.png News – Gyeonggi Global https://english.gg.go.kr 32 32 “Street Cat Abuse is a Crime!” – Gyeonggi Province Uses Public Buses to Promote Public Awareness https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/abusing-stray-cats-is-a-crime-gyeonggi-province-uses-public-buses-for-public-awareness/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:17:59 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17147 ○ Gyeonggi Province produces ads for public buses throughout province to prevent street cat abuse
– Punishments for animal cruelty under related laws stressed to reduce abuse

○ 50 public bus routes in 13 cities and counties of Gyeonggi, including Suwon and Namyangju, carry ads
– Animal cruelty prevention promoted along bus routes in cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province and throughout the Korean capital region

With the social issue of cruel and distressing abuse directed at street cats intensifying, Gyeonggi Province is working to prevent such brutality through public advertisements.

On August 27, Gyeonggi Province announced that it will produce ads for the prevention of street cat abuse starting from September and display these ads on 50 public buses that operate throughout the Korean capital region so as to publicize animal cruelty prevention.

Ads with the phrase “Street cat abuse is a crime” will be displayed on buses to help raise public awareness of animal cruelty as a crime with violators subject to punishment in accordance with the Animal Protection Act.

The Animal Protection Act, which was amended this past February 12, raised the punishment for such crimes from “imprisonment of up to two years or a fine of up to KRW 20 million for offenses against animals” to “imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of up to KRW 30 million.”

The ads will be displayed on 50 public buses in 13 cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province, including Gapyeong, Namyangju, Pocheon, Gimpo, Paju, Suwon, Osan, Hwaseong, Gwangmyeong, Hanam, Gwangju, Seongnam, and Yongin.

These buses will operate not only in cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province, but also in major areas of Seoul, such as in the vicinities of Gangnam Station and Yangjae Station, so as to raise public awareness throughout the capital region.

Ms. Lee Eun-kyung, Director of Gyeonggi Province’s Animal Protection Division, commented: “The promotion of street cat abuse prevention through the use of public buses in Gyeonggi Province will help address the recent increase in such cases. We will continue to publicize abuse prevention and actively promote policies in order to create a world in which humans and street cats coexist.”

Gyeonggi Province is currently preparing and promoting various policies to encourage coexistence with street cats, such as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Day and related projects, as well as the installation of street cat feeding stations and establishment of cat adoption centers.

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Do not throw away standard food waste bag on its own; instead, put it in a storage bag made of waste vinyl https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/do-not-throw-away-standard-food-waste-bag-on-its-own-instead-put-it-in-a-storage-bag-made-of-waste-vinyl/ Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:10:14 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17145 ○ Recycled waste vinyl generated in Gyeonggi Province to be supplied as standard storage bag for food waste
– Expected to fix the environmental issues, eliminate odor from food waste and annually recycle 30 tons of waste vinyl
– 6,700 containers to be distributed within September to 10 cities—Suwon, Yongin, Seongnam, Bucheon, Namyangju, Anyang, Siheung, Uijeongbu, Yangju and Gwacheon—that have expressed intentions to participate

Gyeonggi Province announced on the 14th that it will distribute standard food waste storage bags made from recycled waste vinyl to 10 cities and gun in September.

This project was promoted to not only solve environmental problems such as odor and deteriorated urban aesthetics caused by discharging food waste bags, but also achieve resource circulation by recycling waste vinyl.

In most areas concentrated with residential buildings such as multi-family residence and detached houses, food wastes are discharged in standard plastic garbage bags, and this often leads to damaged garbage bags because of cats, rats or cars, which subsequently generates severe odor or scattered food wastes. In addition, waste vinyl is one of the waste resources that is difficult to recycle due to poor product value and economic feasibility.

The containers supplied by Gyeonggi Province are installed in detached houses or villa-concentrated areas to prevent the aforementioned situation and serve to store standard food waste bags discharged from each household until they are collected.

These containers are made by melting waste vinyl to change its properties and then putting it into a mold. With a capacity of about 25 L, the container is 39 cm wide, 41 cm long and 40 cm high with a cover. The amount of waste vinyl that goes into the production of one container is 4.5 kg, which is equivalent to 1,500 ramen packaging.

Gyeonggi Province plans to produce 6,700 containers and distribute them in September to 10 cities, namely Suwon, Yongin, Seongnam, Bucheon, Namyangju, Anyang, Siheung, Uijeongbu, Yangju and Gwacheon. It is expected that a total of 30 tons of waste vinyl will be recycled.

Earlier in June last year, the province signed a business agreement with Korea Recycled Plastic Manufacturing Industry Cooperative to produce waste vinyl-based food waste garbage bags and carry out the production.

An official of Gyeonggi Provincial Government said, “We expect that this project will continue to improve not only the urban aesthetics, which has been a problem when discharging food waste garbage bags, but also the residents’ awareness in recycled products. We hope that this project serves as the basis to create demands for recycled products, and we will continue to strive to establish a resource-circulating society.”

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Korea Ceramic Foundation opens the nation’s largest “online business platform” specializing in ceramic https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/korea-ceramic-foundation-opens-the-nations-largest-online-business-platform-specializing-in-ceramic/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:07:25 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17143 ○ Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) plans to launch its online ceramic business platform K-Ceramic (k-ceramic.com) on September 1
– A comprehensive ceramic-related platform that includes an online store, specific information on ceramic and community (communication) space
– Korea’s leading ceramic brand K-Ceramic’s online store sells 980 kinds of works from 200 ceramic kilns including Living Mall, Gallery Mall, Export Brand Mall, and Ceramic Material Mall
– Strengthening of the ceramic industry’s competitiveness by improving the distribution environment

KOCEF announced on the 9th that it will launch Korea’s largest online ceramic business platform K-Ceramic (k-ceramic.com) to strengthen the ceramic industry’s competitiveness.

K-Ceramic was promoted to reinforce the ceramic industry’s competitiveness by enhancing the domestic ceramic distribution environment, and is operated as a comprehensive ceramic industry platform that features an online ceramic store (open market) and a ceramic information community. Foreign language services in English, Chinese and Vietnamese have also been established for global buyers and consumers.

The core content of K-Ceramic online store (shop.k-ceramic.com) is divided into two parts: 1) an open market where kilns that are in the mall directly upload and manage product information, and 2) works selected through a global export strategic product contest. It sells 980 products that have been carefully selected from 200 ceramic kilns amongst pure handicrafts in different fields including ▲ Living Mall (living ceramics) ▲ Gallery Mall (pottery art) and ▲ Export Brand Mall (global export strategic products) in the largest scale in Korea. The range of products to be sold is to be expanded through continuous recruitment and selection of kilns.

In particular, the “Ceramic Material Mall,” which is linked to companies specializing in sales and distribution of professional equipment such as electric kilns, earthenware and potter’s wheels as well as pottery tools and materials like carving knives, brushes and gypsum molds, is designed to allow potters to conveniently compare and purchase various ceramic-related equipment.

KOCEF will hold a “failure-free roulette event for new members!” that will provide discounted coupons of up to KRW 5,000 to new registered customers. The event will run until the event funds are exhausted, and 0.1% of the purchase amount will be given as points to all purchasing customers.

In addition, K-Ceramic online store consists of ceramic-related professional information services such as ceramic news, the introduction of kilns and ceramic R&D, as well as a community space including online forums (bulletin board) and potters’ chat rooms (chat).

CEO Choi Yun of KOCEF said, “The online ceramic business platform is designed to prepare for the future of the ceramic industry rather than seeking immediate profits. We will actively support improvement of the distribution environment of the ceramic industry, which is vulnerable to the online market, and strengthen its competitiveness.”

Meanwhile, KOCEF recruits resident companies for the Living Mall and Gallery Mall of K-Ceramic online store. For more information, please visit the Korea Ceramic Foundation website (www.kocef.org).

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Gyeonggi Province prepares to reduce 30 annual tons of waste vinyl with eco-friendly school meal supply and distribution https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-province-prepares-to-reduce-30-annual-tons-of-waste-vinyl-with-eco-friendly-school-meal-supply-and-distribution/ Fri, 03 Sep 2021 02:15:47 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17141 ○ Ways to reduce 51 tons of waste vinyl generated annually during the process of eco-friendly school meals
– From “single-use plastic bags” to “utilization of multi-purpose packaging materials” and “expansion of recycling”
– Reduce 30 tons of CO₂ per year and improve the working environment of workers at distribution centers

Gyeonggi Province is promoting to reduce 30 annual tons of CO₂ by drastically reducing waste vinyl generated in the distribution process of eco-friendly school meals.

The Gyeonggi Province Eco-Friendly School Meal Support Center announced on the 3rd that it has recently met with the Ministry of Environment, Gyeonggi agroFood Institute, producer groups and distribution companies to share the current status of waste vinyl generation and come up with the means of collaboration for its reduction.

The amount of waste vinyl generated in the distribution process of eco-friendly school meals in the province reaches about 51 tons annually, which is mainly because single-use plastic bags are widely used when packaging agricultural products and wrapping boxes at production sites for eco-friendly agricultural products and distribution centers. 35 tons of waste vinyl is generated when using inner vinyl for packaging agricultural products and another 16 tons when wrapping products for delivery.

For the 16 tons of vinyl used for wrapping, Gyeonggi Province decided to replace disposable vinyl with mesh-type packaging materials made of recyclable ingredients that are reusable. In the case of mesh-type packaging materials, initial investment costs are needed but there is no need for laborers to bend down and continuously wrap vinyl as before, which is believed to help reduce labor intensity and maintain the freshness of agricultural products.

For the 35 tons of inner vinyl used for packaging, Gyeonggi Province decided to continue further discussions with various methods in mind, such as replacing or recycling biodegradable vinyl or optimizing usage by subdividing the size. Also, the province has agreed to carry out consultations with the Ministry of Environment on the means of disposing biodegradable vinyl and circular use of recycled vinyl products in eco-friendly school meals.

Gyeonggi Province expects this measure to serve as an opportunity to take another leap forward for the province’s eco-friendly school meals, whose production and distribution processes are all eco-friendly, as 30 tons of CO₂ emissions are annually reduced and the laborers’ working environment is enhanced.

Director-General Ahn Dong-kwang of Gyeonggi Province’s Agricultural & Maritime Administrations Bureau said, “Everyone must strive to achieve school meals that are eco-friendly not only for humans, but also for nature. We will expand institutional and financial support to prevent environmental pollution and minimize carbon emissions.”

Meanwhile, Gyeonggi Province has been promoting the “Eco-friendly Agricultural and Livestock School Meal Supply Project” since 2009 for 1.5 million students from 2,400 elementary, middle and high schools in the province. In this year alone, the province plans to provide a budget of KRW 75 billion together with cities and gun to compensate for the difference in excellent eco-friendly agricultural and livestock products.

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Gyeonggi Province paves way for foreign residents’ legal remedy with online services https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-province-paves-way-for-foreign-residents-legal-remedy-with-online-services/ Thu, 02 Sep 2021 02:13:23 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17140 ○ GMHR operates online petition system for tailored services amidst the pandemic
– Online legal remedy consultations for delayed payment of wages, unfair dismissal, etc.

○ Proposal of new methods for legal remedy through diverse channels in addition to in-person and phone counseling

Gyeonggi Province’s online petition system, which handles counseling of foreign residents on overdue wages, industrial accidents and unfair layoffs, is the focus of public attention as it proves to be of great help for the legal remedy of foreign residents in Gyeonggi Province amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gyeonggi Province announced on the 2nd that the system was introduced for foreign residents to receive help in a convenient manner regardless of time and place through a contactless online remote consultation system in consideration of the difficulty with visiting and face-to-face consultations due to the pandemic.

Ever since the Gyeonggi Institute of Research and Policy Development for Migrants’ Human Rights (GMHR), an institute entrusted by Gyeonggi Province, began to operate the system in July last year, a total of 11 cases, including 4 last year and 7 this year, have been received to assist in consultation and relief of rights.

For instance, an anonymous foreign resident (“A”) living in Goyang was investigated on charges of violating the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, Etc. Act when “A” purchased a stun gun for the purpose of self-defense. The problem was that “A” was not thoroughly aware of the domestic laws; thus, “A” needed more professional support.

That is when “A” learned about the GMHR. It was difficult for “A” to travel to the institute as it is located in the southern part of Gyeonggi Province, while “A” lived in Goyang. Fortunately, remote counseling was available through the online petition application system, which enabled “A” to conveniently receive help.

After receiving the case, the institute investigated relevant precedents, verified that the product he had purchased was not subject to authorization pursuant to the act and explained it in detail to the police in charge, thus actively assisting “A” to get out of trouble.

The online petition system allows any foreign resident in Gyeonggi Province whose rights have been infringed upon or any resident of the province who knows related cases to apply for legal remedy.

To use the system, access the GMHR website (www.gmhr.or.kr) either via PC or mobile, click COMPLAINT FORM and fill out basic information such as name and contact to file human rights violation case.

Another method is to download the application form from the GMHR website, fill it out, and submit via email (gmhr@gmhr.or.kr).

In addition to the information such as date of infringement and address, incident-related data including salary statements, written accusations and medical certificates can be attached as files, enabling faster receipt and processing of incidents than phone calls or consultation visits.

Applications will be reviewed by lawyers and labor attorneys working full-time at the GMHR or advising labor attorneys in each region of the province. Then, detailed counseling and petitioning on relief of rights will be provided through phone calls or online.

Director Park Geun-tae of Gyeonggi Province’s Foreigner Policy Division said, “We will be able to improve accessibility and convenience for foreign residents who have difficulty visiting the institute due to COVID-19 or wish to receive relief of rights through the online system. We will continue to take an active lead in realizing Gyeonggi Province that values human rights without discrimination.”

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Gyeonggi Province speeds up forest recreation facility and infrastructure expansion to beat the COVID blues https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-province-speeds-up-forest-recreation-facility-and-infrastructure-expansion-to-beat-the-covid-blues/ Wed, 01 Sep 2021 02:08:18 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17138 ○ Gyeonggi Province speeds up forest recreation facility expansion projects for 2021
– KRW 31.7 billion investment to promote 11 projects this year (11 new sites, 21 supplementation projects)

○ Aimed at expanding the number of forest recreation facilities from 200 to 230 by 2023
– Contributing to creation of 271 jobs in the forest sector, including forest therapists and guides

While green welfare has recently emerged as an alternative to beat the COVID blues—situational depression as opposed to clinical depression—Gyeonggi Province announced on the 1st that they are speeding up to enhance its forest recreation infrastructure by investing a total of KRW 31.7 billion this year and promoting 11 projects for forest recreation facilities.

Gyeonggi Province plans to offer forest welfare services and expand forest recreation facilities by establishing and maintaining recreational forests, arboretums, wood culture experience centers, infant forest experience centers and hiking trails for residents who are physically and mentally tired of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.

To be specific, a total of 11 new sites are being established in places with excellent accessibility from residential districts in city centers, from Mubongsan Recreational Forest in Hwaseong to Arboretum in Suwon, Cheonggyesan Forest Park in Seongnam, Wood Culture Experience Center in Icheon, Healing Forest in Dongducheon, Kids Forest Experience Center in Anyang, and Woodwork Workshop in Goyang.

Gyeonggi Province is also preparing to provide its residents a comfortable forest recreation environment at all times by promoting supplemental projects at 21 existing old forest recreation facilities, such as Yongin Recreational Forest, Yeoju Hwanghaksan Arboretum, Ansan Daebudo Forest Park and Woodwork Workshop.

In particular, as more and more people visit forests and mountains due to social distancing, the province is carrying out a maintenance project on a total of 273 km-long hiking trails including Gwanggyosan Mountain to establish a safe and pleasant hiking environment. On top of that, a new budget of KRW 4.3 billion has been set aside to implement projects of maintaining signposts on hiking trails and creating shelters in 27 famous mountains of Gyeonggi Province.

In addition, in order to provide forest welfare services for the residents, the province expands the operation of various “customized experience programs” from forest therapy and woodworking experience to forest experiences, which reflects the residents’ needs and aims at providing opportunities to heal the body and mind.

Since last year, a variety of contactless forest experience programs, such as operation of video programs, production and distribution of forest experience kits, and visiting forest education programs, have been in operation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For this, a total of 271 forest welfare experts, including 20 forest therapists, 124 kids forest instructors, 29 woodworking instructors and 27 forest guides, are dispatched and active throughout healing forests, recreational forests, arboretums, kids forest experience centers and forest parks in Gyeonggi Province.

For the next few years, Gyeonggi Province plans to increase forest recreation facilities from 200 to 230 starting this year until 2023 and gradually expand jobs in the forest recreation sector to 300 for the continuous extension of recreational forest services.

Currently, there are a total of 200 forest recreation facilities in Gyeonggi Province, including 18 recreational forests, 20 arboretums, 5 healing forests, 41 forest parks, 92 kids forest experience centers, 1 forest campsite, 2 wood culture experience centers, 3 forest education centers and 1 forest ecological culture experience complex.

Director Lee Sung-kyu of Gyeonggi Province’s Forestry Division said, “We will strive to expand convenient forest recreation facilities that are in line with the forest recreation trends in the future and can be accessed by all of our residents in city centers and neighboring areas. We will make sure to promote projects for our residents, whose bodies and minds have grown weary from COVID-19, so they can take a break and enjoy leisure time.”

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Gyeonggi Free Economic Zone Authority to strengthen investment attraction activities through omni-directional online networking with investment consultation services for organizations and associations https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-free-economic-zone-authority-to-strengthen-investment-attraction-activities-through-omni-directional-online-networking-with-investment-consultation-services-for-organizations-and-associations/ Tue, 24 Aug 2021 01:00:29 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17136 ○ The Gyeonggi Free Economic Zone Authority is undertaking investment attraction activities through online networking that targets related Korean and international organizations and associations.
– Foreign chambers of commerce, foreign business associations, foreign diplomatic missions, overseas sister regions, Gyeonggi Business Centers, and more
– Domestic chambers of commerce, trade associations, industry associations, economic groups in Gyeonggi, potential investing companies, and more

○ Gyeonggi Free Economic Zone Authority to maximize promotional effects through customized online investment briefings and investor relations (IR)

The Gyeonggi Free Economic Zone Authority (GGFEZ), seeking the overcome difficulties with face-to-face investment consultations and investment attraction briefings due to the prolonged impact of COVID-19, is strengthening its online investment attraction activities by targeting various related Korean and international organizations and associations .

Online investment attraction targets include chambers of commerce, trade associations, industry associations, economic groups in the province, and potential investing companies as well as foreign chambers of commerce, foreign business associations, foreign embassies, overseas sister regions, and Gyeonggi Business Centers (GBCs).

In order to provide customized investment attraction services, GGFEZ is actively promoting the benefits of the Gyeonggi Free Economic Zone in English and Chinese while discussing cooperation plans to attract investment.

On August 2, GGFEZ held online investment attraction consultations with Company A in Singapore and Company B in Hong Kong through which it introduced the locational advantages of the Siheung Baegot District and incentives. The companies that participated in the consultations shared their business plans for Korea and discussed possible methods of cooperation.

On August 26, GGFEZ will introduce the strengths, features, and investor benefits of the Poseung, Hyeondeok, and Baegot districts to European companies in connection with the “Economic Outlook for the Second Half of the Year 2021,” an event hosted by the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Following the event, GGFEZ will hold an online investment attraction consultation session with the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea. In early September, it will also hold an online consultation session with US-based Company C, which is currently reviewing investment in the Poseung District, a development zone in Pyeongtaek City. GGFEZ plans to continue its investment attraction activities until the end of the year with Gyeonggi Business Centers and the Korea Foreign Company Association.

“Although we could be downsizing our investment attraction activities during this period due to the extended impact of COVID-19, we are seeking breakthroughs by continuing our investment attraction activities online. We will continue to develop a new and innovative paradigm of investment attraction in order to adapt to the age of COVID-19,” said Kim Gyu-sik, Vice Commissioner of GGFEZ.

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Gyeonggi to provide “Barrier-Free Virtual Reality Content” from December https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-to-provide-barrier-free-virtual-reality-content-from-december/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 00:40:48 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17134 ○ The Gyeonggi Provincial Government will produce VR content featuring tourist attractions and accommodation facilities in the province for individuals with disabilities (August to November 2021)
– Target: 60 tourist attractions and 20 tourist accommodation facilities in Gyeonggi
– Video theme: Information on amenities for individuals with disabilities and detailed pedestrian environments of each facility section

The Gyeonggi Provincial Government will provide online virtual reality (VR) content that will allow individuals with disabilities to view tourist attractions and accommodation facilities before visiting. The content is slated for release in December this year.

From August to November, the province will conduct field inspections at 80 locations in the province, covering 60 tourist attractions and 20 tourist accommodation facilities such as Semiwon in Yangpyeong County and Gaetgol Eco Park in Siheung City. Through these inspections, the provincial government seeks to compile the latest information on the related amenities (e.g., accessible parking, toilets, baby shelters, lactation rooms, etc.), as well as visitor information and actual pedestrian environments.

Based on the information collected, the Gyeonggi Provincial Government will produce VR content that will then be posted on the “Barrier-Free Gyeonggi Tourism” microsite in December so that anyone can easily access the information.

The VR content will be designed to allow users to select desired information beyond simple onscreen displays and to examine the facilities in depth through 360-degree panoramic images. In addition, the province will include “aerial VR,” which provides front views, as well as an audio function to increase information accessibility.

“There are sometimes situations wherein individuals with disabilities experience inconvenience or confusion due to a lack of various amenities when they are traveling in the province. We hope to use this content to provide practical assistance to all residents who wish to travel,” said Choi Yong-hun, Director of the Tourism Division of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government.

Meanwhile, the provincial government has selected 60 tourist attractions based on attractiveness and accessibility relative to individuals with disabilities over the past 3 years, as well as 20 tourist accommodation facilities featuring superior accessibility from among 200 registered tourist accommodation facilities in the province for VR content and facility field inspections.

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Gyeonggi Province publishes/distributes climate change education textbook for elementary schools https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-province-publishes-distributes-climate-change-education-textbook-for-elementary-schools/ Mon, 16 Aug 2021 08:00:51 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17132 ○ Distribution of climate change education textbooks (14,000 copies) to elementary schools (grades 3 and 4)
– Fosters integrated thinking regarding climate change and encourages related practices in daily life
– Written by climate change education experts and environmental instructors
○ Training for teachers and textbook utilization

Gyeonggi Province is distributing its newly published climate change education textbook for elementary school students so as to provide systematic climate change education.

Last year, Gyeonggi Province and the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education agreed that a climate change education textbook was necessary for school curricula. They then began to develop such a textbook with relevant experts.

With the acceleration of the climate crisis, carbon neutrality has become a worldwide concern. In response, this textbook was created so that elementary school students in Gyeonggi Province can develop integrated thinking ability and practice environmental protection in their daily lives. Climate change education experts and environmental instructors participated in the creation of the textbook in order to enhance its quality and utility.

The content of the textbook, titled Climate is Changing, can be connected to the curricula of the third and fourth grades of elementary school. The textbook consists of four chapters—Climate Change & My Family, My Community, My Country, and The World—through which students can gradually broadern their perspectives. Each chapter is presents climate change phenomena, reasons, and countermeasures. In addition, the textbook contains everyday stories and cartoon contents so that elementary school students can better understand and maintain continuous interest in climate change issues.

Through a demand survey of elementary schools in Gyeonggi Province, 100 schools requested 12,000 copies of the textbook. It will be distributed to schools from August 18 for use as auxiliary material in climate change education for third and fourth grade students from the second semester through curricular and creative activities.

※ 14,000 copies distributed to 288 libraries (in Gyeonggi Province), 18 climate change education centers, and 31 cities/counties

To enhance textbook utilization, Gyeonggi Province will produce online instructor training content consisting of teaching methods, textbook use, and application cases. In addition, the province will provide training programs to those teachers who will undertake climate change education utilizing the textbook, which is expected aid teachers greatly.

Gyeonggi Province will conduct a satisfaction survey of students and school teachers who receive the textbook, and improve the contents based on the survey results.

Kim Gyeong-seop, Director of the Climate Energy Division of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, said, “We will provide constant support for climate change education so that future generations, including elementary and middle school students in Gyeonggi Province, understand the severity of the climate crisis and are capable of addressing climate change.”

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Gyeonggi Province launches technology convergence verification support for AR/VR applications in different industries https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-province-launches-technology-convergence-verification-support-for-ar-vr-applications-in-different-industries/ Mon, 16 Aug 2021 07:54:45 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=17131 ○ Gyeonggi Province selected 10 consortia for its AR/VR technology convergence verification support program.
– Selected final consortia after supporting connections between technology suppliers and technology-seeking enterprises for two months
○ This program is expected to foster exemplary cases that can help existing industries by such means as increasing productivity and reducing production costs.

On August 16, Gyeonggi Province announced that it is supporting technology convergence verification for industries that plan to introduce virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies to their existing systems.

This support is geared to connect companies that supply VR/AR technologies (“suppliers”) with companies that seek such technologies for verification (“clients”), such as manufacturing and architecture firms, while expanding VR/AR technologies to as many industries as possible.

In June, Gyeonggi Province selected “suppliers” and linked them with “clients,” and finally designated a total of ten consortia consisting of these companies.

The selected consortia will undertake the verification of those technologies as applied to making their operations more innovative and productive through initiatives that include: a VR safety education system for construction sites, a digital twin-bridge maintenance manual, a VR-based real-time drone control system, and a VR manual for the operation and management of enshrinement facilities.

On August 13, Gyeonggi Province held an online project commencement briefing and collected enterprise opinions regarding support for the introduction of new technologies to existing industries. Gyeonggi Province will expand relevant policies.

Lim Mun-yeong, Director General of the Future Growth Policy Bureau of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, said, “We expect that this support program will foster exemplary cases that will generate practical effects such as increased productivity and reduced costs in existing industrial fields.” He added, “We will actively support successful verifications by each consortium.”

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