Specialized Institutions

Citizens Institute for Environmental Studies (CIES) 

The Citizens’ Institute for Environmental Studies (CIES) is a civic group that was found in 1993 to support a systematic and scientifically based professional environmental movement. Such institution has been studying upon environmental issues; research on the environmental and social impacts damaged to residents from the Western Sea Oil Spill, field investigation on the Grand Canal project, Antartic Ocean protection, asbestos banishment, epidemic stomatitis, Hydrofuloric acid spill and so on.
Our Location
Major Activities

  • Nature
  • Devising a sustainable development plan with residents researchers, and other NGOs.
  • Public Health
  • Conducting studies and research on how people’s health is affected from environmental pollution and healthy policy under the “When the Environment aches, the human body also aches”
  • Energy
  • Studying energy efficiency and strategies for reducing CO2 emissions
  • Communication
  • Issuing a weekly global environmental newsletter and organizes a yearly citizens’ environment workshop
Address 251, Nuha-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-761

Tel 82-2-735-7034   Fax 82-2-733-7017

E-mail [email protected]   Website http://cies.kfem.or.kr

Monthly Magazine Ham-Ke-Sa-Neun-Gil

Hamkesaneungil is a Korean expression which means “The Way to Live Together”. The monthly environmental magazine was first published in 1993 under the Korean Federation of Environmental Movement to elevate public awareness upon social and ecological inconveniences and report sustainable values. Moreover, the writing acts as a platform, broadcasting diverse information of environmental incidences and civil experiences. The publication hopes to change those misconducts as well as continue to provide guidance on environmental activities to lead to an evolution towards a Green and balanced society.

Address 7-2, 4F, Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-040

Tel 82-2-730-1326   Fax 0504-981-7017

E-mail [email protected]   Website http://hamgil.or.kr


Environmental Law Center (ELC)

The Environmental Law Center has its roots from the Environmental Law Counseling center of the Korean Anti-Pollution Movement Association (KAPMA) in 1991 and evolved as a Legal Advise Office in 1993. It was 1997 when such office developed as an independent Environmental Law Committee after becoming an affiliated organization of KFEM on the 21st of February, 2000.

The center is the first environmental group in Korea to have a lawyer working as a full time member of the staff where more than 100 lawyers participate in activities as directors, steering committee, and members. These members have participated in numerous environmental lawsuits and achieved legal success such as halting the national’s Saemangeum project, nullifying the Nakdong river construction plans under the Four Major River Project in 2011 as well as demanding compensation for damages from humidifier disinfectants through legal actions in 2012 and 2014.

Major Activities

  • Support of environment related law suits
  • Improvement of environment related laws and regulations
  • Legal advice to members
  • Legal consulting on environmental issues
  • Development of programs for lawyers and experts
Address 251, Nuha-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul Korea, 110-806

Tel 82-2-730-1327   Fax 82-2-730-8061

E-mail [email protected]   Website http://www.ecolaw.or.kr


 ECO Cooperative

Established in 2002, Eco Cooperative supplies and distributes organic agricultural food products for everyone to live in good health by respecting living things, and growing safe food. Moreover, it also helps address future environmental issues threatening out current health and the environment.

In order to supply safe food and build trust between producers and consumers, the ECO Cooperative promotes the development and sale of eco-friendly goods by enhancing their production, quality, and use. It not only sells food products in stores such as in Jongno, Gangseo, Bangi, Gireum, Dangjin, and Cheonahn, 광양 it also sells through an internet shopping site. We plan to help establish local communities’ through consumer cooperatives at KFEM branches in other local areas.

Address 251, Nuha-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-806

Tel 82-2-733-7117   Fax 82-2-735-3955

E-mail [email protected]   Website http://ecocoop.or.kr



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