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2021 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

In Glasgow, UK, the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 was held from 31 October to 12 November. The representatives of the country and governments, businesses, academics, and civil society attended COP 26 to express support and discuss the issues regarding climate change.

COP 26 aimed to complete negotiations for implementing the Paris Agreement. Mainly, this COP emphasized working together to enable and encourage counties affected by climate change to avoid loss of livelihoods.


Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) has supported the North Korean delegation’s participation in UNFCCC COP, including Ms Ri, General director of Ministry of Land and Environment Protection (MoLEP) from 2018. During the COP, HSF also organized the meeting between MoLEP and international organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Center for International Forestry Research, and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Unfortunately, the North Korean delegation from Pyongyang can’t attend this COP due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Furthermore, Dr Hyun-Ah Choi, senior researcher at HSF Korea, attended COP 26 to exchange information and promote discussions about climate change issues. She participated in Korean Pavilion as an observer. Dr Choi also attended HSF Korea’s partners' session such as Korea Research Institute on Climate Change. She also introduced HSF Korea’s environmental activities on the Korean Peninsula to international experts when she had a meeting during COP 26. She expressed interest in working with international organizations to develop some activities.