The vision of the Ministry of Environment is to “Build a Sustainable Future with the People”.
It is a slogan that shows the will of the ministry to become a key agent in pursuing the coexistence of the present and future generations based on the free participation and communication of the people, and to ensure an excellent quality of life for the people by protecting environmental rights, the fundamental and constitutional rights of everyone. Also, the ministry has four targets: 1 convert to a sustainable economy and society, 2 realize environmental justice, 3 protect lives and future values, and 4 promote participatory governance. The following are their detailed descriptions.
Building a Sustainable Future with the People
Increase the possibility of sustainability
Conversion and reinforcement of policies
The mission of the Ministry of Environment is to protect the national territory from threats of environmental pollution and improve the quality of life for the public so that the people can enjoy ambient natural environment, clean water and clear skies. Furthermore, we aim to contribute to the global efforts to protect our one and only Earth. In February, 2008, Korea Meteorological Administration became a subsidiary of the Ministry to facilitate countermeasures against climate change.
The tasks of the Ministry of Environment include enactment and amendment of environmental laws and regulations; introduction of environmental institutions; building up framework structure for environmental administration; drafting and implementation of mid-long term comprehensive measures for environmental conservation; setting up standards for regulations; providing administrative and financial support for environmental management to local governments; inter-Korean environmental cooperation; and environmental cooperation with other countries.