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Korea's greenhouse gas emissions

South Korea’s Park Geun-hye administration scores zero when it comes to the willingness to scale back emissions of greenhouse gases. The Park administration evades the responsibility to address climate change by increasing nuclear power plants and losing grip on emission trading. Korea is the world’s seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gases. In other words, Korea bears a great duty in helping the international community reach a consensus to respond to post-2020 climate change.

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Get out of nuclear

The old nuclear bomb nuclear power plants

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No Electricity Tower in Milyang Campaign

In Korea, already 23 units of nuclear plants are in operation. The former government, however, accelerated nuclear plant increase policy. As a result, it is a big issue in Korean society that super-voltage electricity tower construction to transmit electricity, produced from nuclear plants, to metropolis and big industries. The super-voltage towers are in construction in Milyang, Gyeongsangnam-do, provoking 8-year-long strong oppositions of dwellers that have lived in the place for the whole life.

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Safe Meals from Radioactivity Campaign

After the Fukushima crisis in Japan, radioactive-contaminated water effluence and contamination problems have influenced on Korea, especially resulting in hard conditions of guaranteeing safe meals. To secure safe meals for children and youths, who are more vulnerable to radioactivity, the Green Party has campaigned for promoting each region to enact regional ordinance for getting rid of radioactive-contaminated foods from school meals.

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Clean Energy and Fair Share

The industrial revolution has led to the depletion of human civilization within the hydrocarbon reserves of the earth is very short compared to the time it takes the Earth to the fossil hoard. Revolution also encouraging globalization colonization mankind above other human beings, gave birth to the earth irony where the backup is stored not necessarily be able to guarantee the welfare of human beings who live on it.

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New Zealand Green Party Solar Homes Policy (2014)

Solar power is one of the greenest forms of electricity generation we have. It gives families independence from the big electricty companies. With no fuel cost, it insulates families against future power price rises.

Under the Greens' Solar Homes initiative, Kiwi families and households will be able to get low-cost loans from the government to pay for solar power installation, repay the loan via their rates, and enjoy free, sustainable power for decades.

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Solar Schools

Cleaner, cheaper power for our schools.

The Green Party has a comprehensive plan for cleaner, cheaper power for all New Zealanders. This extends to our kids. 

We will help schools reduce their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in schools, allowing schools to benefit from cheaper, cleaner power. 

Schools' power bills are too high. Our policy will let them save money on electricity - money which can be invested directly into teaching and learning instead. 

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Gareth Hughes

Since he became an MP in 2010 Gareth has campaigned to improve New Zealand’s rental housing stock, and been a passionate advocate for better trains and buses throughout the country. 

He’s also an active champion for marine conservation and protecting our fisheries.

Gareth, who grew up in Gisborne, has a degree in Religious Studies, History and Politics from Victoria Universityand has previously worked for Greenpeace. In 2009 Gareth co-ordinated Greenpeace's Sign On campaign where more than 200,000 Kiwis ‘Signed On’ to protest government inaction on Climate Change.

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