South Korea

South Korea

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🧍‍♂🧍‍♀️ 51,269,200 🏭 Annual emissions 659.00 mt CO2 Asia

South Korea's Climate Change Impact


  • 🎉 Pledge net zero by 2050 (proposed legislation)
  • 🚗 Ban ICE (diesel and petrol) vehicles by 2025
  • 🌞 Uses solar power (2%)
  • 🌅 Other renewables power (~2%)


  • 😠 Electricity from renewable sources too low (5%)
  • 🤬 Electricity from fossil fuels too high (68.89%)
  • 🤮 40% of electricity still from coal
  • 🛢 Electricity from oil (2%)
  • ⛽ Electricity from natural gas (25%)
  • ☢️ Uses nuclear power (25%)

Percentages rounded from 2019 data.

📈 South Korea is rank 164 out of 195 countries for Climate Change.

How would you rate South Korea's Environmental Impact?

Is the South Korea part of the IEA (International Energy Agency)?

Yes, South Korea is part country member of the IEA, working together in partnership on tackling the emerging energy challenges.

What is South Korea's renewable vs fossil fuel energy mix?

South Korea uses 5% energy from renewable sources compared to 68.89% energy from fossil fuel sources.

South Korea's Climate Change Action

A list of some of South Korea's common climate change questions.

Have South Korea's government pledged to ban diesel and petrol cars?

Yes, South Korea have plans to ban ICE cars by 2025.

Have South Korea's government pledged to be a net zero country?

Yes, South Korea have pledged to be a net zero country by 2050.

Does South Korea's electricity mix still contain coal?

Yes, South Korea's electricity does still contain coal as part of the countries energy mix.

Does South Korea's generate nuclear electricity?

Yes, South Korea's does generate nuclear electricity.

South Korea's Climate Change Resources

National Climate Change Entity

Are you looking for your countries department for action against climate change? If so, the website below is South Korea's dedicated environment and global warming resource. We encourage everyone to put pressure on local and national government's to put climate change high on their priority and to push forward with climate positive laws.

Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)

South Korea's Comparison Against Countries

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