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North Korea’s Climate Change Challenges and the Need for International Cooperation
Published October 27, 2023
Publication Source: KIEP
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North Korea recognized the importance of addressing climate change early on and has been an active participant in international cooperation on climate change. However, North Korea’s vulnerability to climate change is still considered to be very high, and the country has been unable to participate in the international community’s efforts to support climate change adaptation in developing countries due to sanctions. This study aims to analyze the climate change challenges that North Korea faces focusing on natural disasters and agriculture. For this purpose, it not only refers to domestic and international statistics, literature, and media data but also uses real-time satellite data to provide empirical evidence on climate change impacts and policy performance in North Korea. Also, It suggests the need for South Korea to support North Korea’s adaptation to climate change, especially in cooperation with the international community.

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