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Air pollution control Act

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 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 health.
 The document specifies that the North Korean State encourages the gradual reduction in the use of fossil fuels, as they lead to air pollution and climate change. The State further encourages the development and use of renewables sources, including hydro, wind, solar, geothermal and biofuels. The State also seeks the participation of the North Korean people in projects that protect the atmosphere.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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