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Progress in Addressing Marine Litter in Korea: Recent Policies and Efforts to Protect the Marine Environment from Marine Litter
Suh, Woo-Rack

This presentation introduces the focus and objectives of Korea's “3rd National Marine Litter Management Plan (2019-2023)” (currently being developed), while taking into account lessons learned during the implementation of the 2nd National Marine Litter Management Plan (2014-2018). It also discusses recent projects to combat marine litter at the national level and current issues facing marine litter in Korea.


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2018
Promoting China-Japan-Korea Cooperation: Environment and Sustainable Development
Sakai, Marina, Huang, Wandi

This presentation summarizes the history and development of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS), along with its involvement in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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2018
Korea's Policies against Microplastic to Protect the Marine Environment
Jung, Lee Yoon
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2017
Microplastic Research in the Republic of Korea
Hong, Sang Hee, Shim, Won Joon
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2017
Factsheets, Reports and Books
2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement provides an up-to-date overview of the scale and type of sustainable procurement activities undertaken worldwide in the past three years. It addresses a longstanding need of stakeholders to access reliable and comprehensive information on activities and organizations involved in this critical organizational function.


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2017
Case Studies, Manuals and Guides
UNEP Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guide describes the key legal issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resource development, and presents legislative options from both developed and developing countries for dealing with them, including sample excerpts from legislation.


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2016
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth
Asian Development Bank

Developing Asia is expected to extend its steady growth. The region's growth is projected to edge up from 6.1% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015. Moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as its economy adjusts to more balanced growth will offset to some extent the stronger demand expected from the industrial countries as their economies recover. Risks to the outlook have eased and are manageable. The monetary policy shift in the United States (US) may invite some volatility ahead in financial markets, albeit mitigated by accommodative monetary policy in Japan and the euro area. The regional growth outlook depends on continued recovery in the major industrial economies and on the PRC managing to contain internal credit growth smoothly. Greater Public Spending Needed to Reduce Inequality Widening income gaps in developing Asia strengthens the case for greater use of fiscal policy to foster equality of opportunity. While the region has benefited from fiscal prudence in the past, demographic and environmental challenges are expected to compete for public resources in the coming years. To boost public spending on equity-enhancing programs such as education and health without undermining fiscal sustainability, the authorities will need to explore a wide range of options for mobilizing revenue and to build equity objectives into their fiscal plans.


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2014
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Korean Government Policy to Support the Domestic Environmental Industry and Technology Export
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Small and medium-sized businesses play an important role in the environmental industry and technology development in Korea, occupying a 90% share of the entire industry. Of Korea’s environmental industries and technologies, sewage/waste water disposal and waste disposal technology as well as environmental equipment have gained a world-class status with significant price competitiveness. The Korean government has been implementing various environmental industry promotion policies to support early overseas market entry of Korean small and medium-sized firms and their efforts to attract project orders. To support environmental technology exports the government provides tailored support for Korean enterprises' overseas market entry by phase – from the collection of information on overseas markets to the establishment of a network for global environmental cooperation and winning overseas project contracts. As part of its efforts to build a network for global cooperation and identify overseas projects, the Korean government also operates the Eco-Trade Support Center for Environmental Business to establish an overseas environmental information network for initial overseas market entry: provides market entry consulting and country-specific legal advice: and supports the establishment of Environmental Improvement Master Plan, mainly for developing countries.


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2013
Reports and Books
2013 ECOREA;Environmental Review 2013
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Over the last half a century, Korea has transformed itself from an agricultural country to a highly industrialized country. During the process, various environmental challenges have emerged. The Environment Administration was established in 1980 in response to those challenges and upgraded to the Ministry of Environment in 1990


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2013
Annual Reports
Environment Operational Directions 2013–2020
Asian Development Bank

In the context of Strategy 2020 and in the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), ADB prepared the report Environment Operational Directions, 2013–2020. The report aims to provide a coherent overview of its environment operations and to articulate how it will step up efforts to help the region achieve a transition to environmentally sustainable growth or green growth. Building on ADB sector and thematic plans, this paper provides a brief review of recent ADB experience in environment operations, and identifies effective approaches for the development of “greener” country partnership strategies, investment projects, and associated knowledge and technical assistance activities. The paper is aligned with key elements of relevant ADB sector and thematic operational plans, particularly for sectors where environmental sustainability is a priority. These include the Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan, the Urban Operational Plan, the Water Operational Plan, the Energy Policy, and the Sustainable Food Security Plan, as well as the Climate Change Strategic Priorities.


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2013