History

GIR was established on June 15, 2010
As the premier research institute for climate change based on the Framework Act on Low Carbon, Green Growth


2018

Jan  Transferred to the Ministry of Environment
Apr President Yong-gun Kim, finished his term
Aug President Dong-gon HONG Inaugurated


2017

Mar  GIR and UNFCCC Secretariat Sign Agreement on Training for Climate Action Transparency
Apr  Held 11th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Malaysia)
Jun  Operated UNFCCC-GIR-CASTT Programme(GIR Training Program)
Jul  Held 12th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Seoul)
Jul  Held 8th International Modeling Conference (in Seoul)
Nov  Submitted 2nd Biennial Update Report (BUR)
Nov  Held a Seminar in Korean Pavilion at COP22
Dec  Confirmed and Announced National GHG Inventory from '09 to '15


2016

Apr  President Yong-gun Kim Inaugurated
Jun  Transferred to the Office for Government Policy Coordination Prime Minister's Secretariat
Nov  Held a Seminar in Korean Pavilion at COP22
Nov  Confirmed and Announced National GHG Inventory from '09 to '14


2015

Jan  Held Information Sessions for National GHG Inventory System Users (by District)
Feb  Prepared Guidelines for GHG Emission Reporting
Mar  Revised National MRV Guidelines for 2014 GHG Statistics
Jun  Announced National GHG Statistics Overall Management Plan (2015-2019)
Jun  Prepared INDC and Submitted it to the UNFCCC
Jun  Set the National GHG Mitigation Target for Post-2020
Jun  Operated International GIR Training Program for GHG Inventory & Mitigation Modeling
Jul  Published Manuals for TMS Management and Announced 75 National GHG Emission Factors in Agriculture, LULUCF, and Waste Sectors
Jul  Held 9th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Seoul)
Jul  Held 2015 International Modeling Conference (in Seoul)
Sep  Launched a Project named Applying GHG Inventory System in a Pilot Country – Applying the Korean Experience (AIPC)
Dec  Held a Seminar in Korean Pavilion at COP21(Title: Korea’s Efforts to Cooperate with Developing Countries in Responding to Climate Change)
Dec  President of GIR, Dr. Seung Jick Yoo, finished his term


2014

Jan  Supported Establishment of the National GHG Mitigation Roadmap
Mar  Held 7th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Vietnam)
Mar  Signed MOU with HRI (Hydrometeorology Research Institute of Azerbaijan)
Mar  Revised National MRV Guidelines for GHG Statistics
Apr  Established ETS Registry and Improved National GHG Management System (4th)
Jul  Held 8th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Seoul)
Jul  Held 2014 International Modeling Conference (in Seoul)
Jul  Operated International Training Program for GHG Inventory & Mitigation Modeling
Jul  Held information session on Sectoral GHG Emissions Projection
Aug  Established 1st plan for Development and Verification of GHG Emission & Absorption Factors (2015 ~ 2019)
Aug  Reviewed Facility-Specific Emission Factors of 2013
Aug  Established a Master Plan for Applying 2006 IPCC Guidelines to National GHG Inventory
Sep  Confirmed and Announced 123 National GHG Emission Factors in Agriculture, LULUCF, and Waste Sector.
Oct  Confirmed and Announced National GHG Emissions Statistics from ’90 to ’12
Oct  Prepared Guidelines for Facility-Specific GHG Factors Development
Dec  Organized a Private & Public Consultative Group for Improving Emission Factors in Electronics Industry and Held a Kickoff Meeting
Dec  Conducted a Research on Improvement Plan for GHG Measurement Methodologies in Electronics Industry
Dec  Created and Submitted 1st Biennial Update Report to UNFCCC


2013

Mar  Held 5th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Guatemala)
May  Attended Korea-Australia GHG Mitigation Workshop (in Australia)
Jun  Published 2010 National GHG Inventory Report
Jul  Held 6th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Seoul)
Jul  Held 2013 International Modeling Conference (in Seoul)
Jul  Operated International Training Program for Inventory & Mitigation Modeling
Aug  Announced Emissions Projections & Allowances for 2014
Aug~  Began to Establish ETS Registry & Improve National GHG Management System
Sep  Improved Facility-specific Short-term Econometric Models based on Submitted Emissions Reports
Oct  Operated Joint Task Force & Developed Plans to Re-verify Mitigation Potential
Nov  Compared & Analyzed Economic Effect of TMS & ETS
Dec  Improved Emissions Estimation Methodologies for Facility-specific Allocation
Dec(from Apr)  Held GHG Expert Forum to Expand Human Resource Pool Specialized in ETS
Dec  Developed Emission Factors Applicable to Tier-3 Facilities
Dec  Developed Guidelines for ETS Monitoring Plans & Conducted Research on Improving MRV


2012

Mar  Held 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Malaysia)
Mar  National MRV Guidelines for 2010 GHG Emissions Established (by National GHG Statistics Committee)
Jul  Held 4th Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Seoul)
Jul  Held 2012 International Modeling Conference
Aug  Established National GHG Emissions Factor & Verification Guidelines
Aug  Set 2013 Emission Allowances under Target Management Scheme
Sep  Held International Conference on Effective Mitigation Goals
Dec  Announced 2010 National GHG Statistics


2011

Feb  National GHG Statistics Management Committee Formed (Chaired by Vice Minister of Environment)
Mar  Held 1st Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Incheon, Korea)
May  Launched National GHG Management System
Jun  Provided GHG Statistics & Mitigation Training to Developing Countries (37 Trainees from 20 countries)
Jul  Held 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of C2GMF (in Seoul, Korea)
Jul  Held 2011 International Modeling Conference
Jul  Held Working Group Ⅲ Leading Authors’ Meeting for Preparation of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (in Changwon, Korea
Jul  Set National GHG Mitigation Targets by Sector, Sub-sector and Year
Nov  Signed MOU with IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
Nov  Created Evaluation Committee for GHG Emission Reporting
Dec  Submitted 3rd National Communications to UNFCCC


2010

Jun  Establishment
Jun  Held International Conference on Post-Kyoto Climate Change Mitigation Modeling
Sep  President SeungJick Yoo Inaugurated