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Korea’s nation-wide TV broadcaster Advocates Carbon Benefits of Wood Buildings

Min Hong

By Min Hong

Office Manager & Accounting, Canada Wood Korea

October 9, 2019

A special report by UN classifying climate change as urgent has caught the attention of Korea’s largest public TV broadcaster, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS.) KBS televised an hour-long documentary, The Secret of 1.5°C, Wood Buildings, advocating wood construction as a climate change mitigation strategy. The program aired on August 28, 2019, and reached millions of viewers.

The title of the hour-long special is Secret of 1.5°C, Wood Buildings (Photo: KBS)

The title of the hour-long special is Secret of 1.5°C, Wood Buildings (Photo: KBS)

The special report was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) under the UN in October 2018. The report states that mitigation of global warming to 1.5 ºC is not physically impossible but would require unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society. There are clear benefits to keeping global warming under 1.5 ºC compared to 2 ºC or higher. The video can be viewed on KBS site at: KBS Special on Wood Buildings

In addition to the one-hour special, KBS Jeonju aired a series of reports on wood used as a building material. The report titled, Wood, Stronger than steel…safe from earthquake and fire and the clip can be viewed on KBS News Wood Stronger than Steel. (Photo: KBS)