International Cooperation For DPRKs Environmental Restoration | 96899
Environment Pollution and Climate Change
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The Democratic People???s Republic of Korea (DPRK) lacks both technical capacity and knowledge to survey environmental
problems. Recently, the DPRK has been opening to certain international environmental issues such as biodiversity,
wetland protection, sustainable forest management, and agroforestry. In this study, we analysed recent DPRK???s international
environmental cooperation for developing technical capacity. DPRK started projects with various international organisations
including Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International for building plant protection capacity, Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with World Agroforestry Centre in China for sloping land management
and agroforestry, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements for building capacity for organic agriculture
development and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) for improvement of rural living conditions through healthy forests and
biodiversity. The international cooperation projects have been successfully introduced in model sites throughout several
provinces of DPRK. It also increases the political support and concern of the DPRK government. Especially, HSF???s model site,
Daedong-Gun, South Pyongan province in DPRK shows that the forest area in 2017 was increased and reduced their rate of
loss, while in DPRK, severe forest fires have exacerbated the loss of forest. It appears the model site has a great possibility to
prevent deforestation at local level. However, large scale restoration is required to restore the degraded land and environment
in DPRK. To implement it on a larger scale, cooperation with international organizations and non-governmental organizations
would be necessary.
Hyun-Ah CHOI has completed her PhD from Korea University. She is currently a Reseacher at Hanns Seidel Foundation in Republic of Korea, based in Seoul, consulting NGOs, academic and public institutions in questions of unification and inter-Korean environment cooperation. She also works on sustainable development issues in the inner-Korean border area and from 2015 participates the survey as an Expert. Her research interests include international environment cooperation and ecosytem services assessment. Her publications include reserah articles in international journals like Journal of Forestry Research, Sustaniablity, Advances in Space Research and Journal of Plant Biology.