Climate change and Global Warming has to be considered as the environmental challenge of the new millennium and the most crucial issue for the World future surviving.
These phenomena, as a matter of fact, represent a security issue of the present century and a threat of deep changes because of the dramatic consequences they imply on the human health, as well as on economic and social structures of all Countries.
Climate change is unequivocal and that it can be attributed to human activity. The World and its inhabitants are fully aware of the challenges presented by climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and security, resource depletion, and the other negative effects coming form our current way of life.
Climate change is an issue which is on the agenda of any national/international actions plan and International community, as well as Governments, economic actors, civil society as a whole are called to an urgent engagement in facing this challenge. The cost of inaction would clearly outweigh the cost of acting right now.
The present Korea-Italy Symposium would represent a contribution to the growing environmental sensitivity. Korean and Italian Scientists will jointly discuss the important issue of global climate change from the point of view of experts of this multidisciplinary matter, offering a snapshot of Korean and Italian perceptions about how climate change is affecting both Countries, as well as, moreover, to evaluate the efforts undertaken by both Countries in the frame of the post-2012/Kyoto Protocol programmes and actions.
|The Embassy of Italy - Office of Science and Technology|
|The Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea|
|The "Severe Storm Research Center" of Ewha Womans University|
|The Center for Climate/Environment Change Prediction Research of Ewha Womans University|