Over the past several years, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea (HSF Korea) has promoted mutual support of liked-minded partners within South Korea and abroad. On 26th of July 2019, HSF Korea took the opportunity to meet with its various partners in Songdo International Business District that hosts various international organizations in the field of the environment, to discuss upcoming projects and plans to come.
Climate change and the actual decline of natural resources pose a major global challenge and require sustainable solutions to secure livelihood for future generations. The 2019 Seoul International Appropriate Technology Festival for Sustainable Villages and Communities at the Seoul Innovation Park provided a platform for collaborative exchange over the weekend. HSF Korea contributed with a presentation on "Energy, Agriculture, and Technology - A Look Inside North Korea".
An article by Dr. Bernhard Seliger has been published in the 80th issue of monthly journal of the German-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It gives insight into North Koreas economic strategies and the consequences the imposed sanctions have had on them.
A summary of additional meetings and conferences, which took place in June
The Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea has supported the publication of a new information brochure in North Korea, which is intended to draw more attention to the precarious situation of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper and to encourage further protective measures. The population of this bird species, which only occurs on the coasts of Asia, has decreased by nearly 90% in the last thirty years. Therefore, the Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) included it in the list of endangered species in 2008.