Greenpeace launches new office in South Korea

Feature Story - 2011-06-09
Greenpeace is excited to announce the launch of a new Greenpeace office in Korea. Established as part of Greenpeace East Asia, our new office will be campaigning on the issues of Climate and Energy and Oceans.

Established as part of Greenpeace East Asia, our new office will work on creating positive change for the environment in Korea. We will be campaigning on the issues of Climate and Energy and Oceans.

The crew and campaigners  pose for a photo on the Rainbow Warrior in Incheon
The crew and campaigners  pose for a photo on the Rainbow Warrior in Incheon

Environmental challenges in the 21st century have required us to strengthen our global and regional coordination, while the Korean office will help us stay deeply rooted within Korea's national context and realities. Only through this balance will we be able to effectively address the environmental issues that know no boundary.

As its first official event, we are launching the Nuclear-Free Korea tour with the RainbowWarrior, Greenpeace’s flagship.

A Korean-speaking Greenpeace volunteer from Bangladesh, Parvez Juel (R), shows Korean visitors around the Rainbow Warrior during an open boat in Incheon.
A Korean-speaking Greenpeace volunteer from Bangladesh, Parvez Juel (R), shows Korean visitors around the Rainbow Warrior during an open boat in Incheon.

The Rainbow Warrior will travel around Korea, visiting communities around nuclear plants, including candidate sites. Korea has some of the oldest nuclear power plants in Asia and is on its way to building more.

This will be the final voyage of the Greenpeace flagship, who has served the global organization for more than 20 years.

During the tour, the Rainbow Warrior will stop at the cities of Yeongwang, Kori, Wolseong and Uljin, where existing nuclear power plants are located, as well as the cities of Yongduk and Samchuk, where new nuclear plants are being proposed. Greenpeace will organize meetings with local groups as well as participate in local solidarity events.

As we establish our new office in Korea, we will soon create a new Greenpeace website in Korean, find office premises and recruit new Korean staff.

We hope that you'll stay with us for this remarkable journey!

You can follow us on our new Korean-language Facebook page or continue to follow our news on this site and on our English-language East Asia Facebook page.

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