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International Cooperation

International Cooperation and Exchange Projects in Environmental Assessment

The KEI has been actively engaged in building international networks in the area of environmental assessment, sharing advanced environmental impact assessment methods with developing countries through various programs.

Capacity-Building Programs

Provide country-specific advice on environmental impact assessment to developing countries and share Korea’s expertise in the field with their experts and public officials.

Domestic and International Cooperation and Exchange Projects

Provide the opportunity to engage with domestic and international experts in the field of environmental assessment, equipping us with up-to-date trends in environmental assessment system in the world.

Collaborative Research Programs

Aim to establish strategic research networks for sustainable development through collaborative research projects with other specialized agencies in Korea and abroad.

Training Programs for Public Officials from Developing Countries

The KEI, in cooperation with KOICA, has been inviting and training public officials from developing countries since 2004. The training programs seek to share Korea’s experiences and knowledge in environmental policy that have been accumulated through its rapid economic development. By 2010, a total of 13 courses had been run with 195 environmental experts and public officials from 37 developing countries attending.

Networks of Institutions for Sustainable Development (NISD)

After the 8th Special Session of the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) Governing Council held in Jeju, Korea in 2004, the KEI worked closely with UNEP/Economics & Trade Branch(UNEP/ETB) to establish the Networks of Institutions for Sustainable Development (NISD) as a vehicle to enhance policy research, information exchange and capacity building for sustainable development through close cooperation among major international environmental institutions. Thus far, over 50 research institutions have joined the network to pursue a variety of projects.

Global Information Exchange

The KEI holds annual NSID Conference in cooperation with UNEP/ETB as a way to disseminate research outcomes from NISD collaborative research projects carried out by member institutions and international organizations. The KEI also operates the NISD website and holds various expert workshops.

Research Cooperation

As the Asian regional hub of the NISD the KEI has built a strategic research network for sustainable development with environmental research institutions and experts from East and Central Asia. The KEI also sends its researchers to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) headquarters to work on collaborative research projects.