Tagged on: Republic of Korea

SDG Implementation Planning Process and Status: Republic of Korea
Soon, Myung Sang
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2019
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
Reports and Books
Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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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 -Greenstart Movement
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment has been developing a nationwide Greenstart movement since 2008 to realize low carbon green growth as a national vision and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions effectively. The Greenstart movement has been focused on reducing greenhouse gas through civil and government cooperation, raising the level of consciousness of citizens along with technological development through synergistic effects, and playing a role to stabilize the green lifestyle culture. Since October of 2008, after initiating a nationwide network, 246 local networks have been established, and various activities have been developed such as fostering green leaders, climate change week events, climate change education activation, and green life campaigns by season.


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2013