Renewable Energy Act ( 2013 )

The Renewable Energy Act encourages the development of the renewable energy sector and of the institutional framework to accompany such developments. "Regenerative energy" is defined here as renewable sources including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and marine. The Act encourages State's investments in the sector to reduce costs and improve efficiency, and charges the National Planning…read more

Air pollution control Act ( 2012 )

The present Law was adopted by Decree No. 2520 of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly in 2012, and Amended by Decree No. 3292 of the Assembly Standing Committee on July 24th, 2013. The Law consists of a series of measures aiming at preventing and controlling air pollution levels to protect human and environmental…read more

Small and Medium-sized Power Plant Act ( 2007 )

The Small and Medium-sized Power Plant Act was implemented in 2007 to ensure the power sector meets North Korea's energy demand. The Act's objective is to set an institutional framework over the country's power sector. The capacity of regulated plants can go up to 20 MW, and specifies the inclusion of thermal, hydro and wind resources.…read more

Energy production Act ( 1995 )

The Law on energy production is a general document that legally frames the country's energy sector. It was adopted through Decision no. 65 of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly in 1995 and amended in 1999, 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2015. The Law mentions that the country new power plants being built by…read more

Environmental Protection Act ( 1986 )

The Environmental Protection Act was adopted in 1986 in order to protect the environment in its multiple forms from any type of pollution. It was amended for the last time in 2013, and include global warming as an issue to address. Article 39 of the Law deals with the development of renewable energy resources. The…read more
To date, Korea, North does not have any climate change related policies in our database.

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

8.0% (unconditional) to additional 32.25% (conditional) reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to the BAU scenario

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: business as usual scenario

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

To reduce 25% of energy consumption in industry through technical modernization by 2030

Demand-Side Efficiency: Industries | Target year: 2030

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

To build a total of 500MW on-shore wind farms

Renewable Energy: Wind

To build a total of 500MW West Sea off –shore wind farms at the Korean West Sea

Renewable Energy: Wind

To install a total of 1 000MW grid connected solar PV systems

Renewable Energy: Solar

To build 2 000MW nuclear power station

Energy: General

To reduce power transmission and distribution losses to 6%

Supply-Side Efficiency: Grid/Energy Loss Reduction

Source: NDC

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies

To increase additives (blast furnace slag or fly ash) from 15% to 50% in blended cement

Cement

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Korea, North does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 13 February, 2018