Tagged on: Republic of Korea

Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Resources
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

After the recognition of national ownership of biological resources pursuant to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), competition between nations has been intensifying to acquire biological resources. The Korean government has increasingly recognized the importance of biological resources, and has made efforts to improve biodiversity in Korea and increase national competitiveness. In particular, the Ministry of Environment established a mid- to long-term master plan for the systematic management of biological resources on the Korean Peninsula, and performed various activities and policies for the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources : The Flora and Fauna of Korea publication project, establishment of the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), effective conservation of major eco-regions, restoration of endangered species, participation program for international cooperation and so on.


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2010
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update: The Future of Growth in Asia
Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update provides recent economic forecasts for countries in the region. Since the release of the ADO2010 in April this year, developing Asia's performance has strengthened further. This Update raises the 2010 growth forecast to 8.2% on the back of strong results in the first half of the year.


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2010
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Korea’s Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Daily Life
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

One of the representative environmental problems these days is climate change. The reduction of the greenhouse gases from the industrial sector is important, however, the non-industrial sectors, such as homes, businesses, and transportation are also important. Understanding this necessity, the Korean government has been staging a movement to reduce greenhouse gases, through the Green Start campaign. The Green Start is driving the implementation of greenhouse gas reduction by the cooperative governance between the government, commerce, and civilian organizations. In 2009, the Korean government reaffirmed their strong will to expand the green life practice, by setting a five-year plan for green growth, in which they emphasized the Green Revolution of Life . Green life movement in Korea is implemented through the Green Start Movement, promoting green consumption, the Green Transportation Movement, reducing food waste, and making green homes. In order to motivate people to actively participate in the movement, incentives such as the carbon points systems are provided. The government plans to train leaders, construct a cyber center, and legislate necessary laws for green life and organize systems and institutions to support the movement.


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2010
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Water Quality Monitoring Using IT
Ministry of Environment Korea Environment Institute - Republic of Korea

The water quality monitoring systems based on Water Quality Tele-Monitoring System (Water TMS) and Internet Protocol-Ubiquitous Sensor Network (IP-USN) are the representative IT based water management systems in Korea. Water TMS was introduced to improve the conventional method of assessing effluent charges for facilities discharging wastewater, and can perform real time monitoring and management of discharging facilities, enabling prevention of water pollution incidents. Water TMS also effectively establishes integrated watershed management systems by monitoring point-sources, and produces the raw data required to enforce Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) in the four major rivers. Water TMS can effectively establish a monitoring system in the four major rivers and is linked with automatic water quality monitoring networks. In addition, the monitoring system based on IP-USN that has been tested in the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project, can be useful in strengthening the water pollution monitoring system, and can contribute to the building of a base infrastructure for a future advanced intelligent society.


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2010
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2010: Macroeconomic Management Beyond the Crisis
Asian Development Bank

The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance for the past year and offers forecasts for the next 2 years for the 45 Asian economies that make up developing Asia. This edition sees developing Asia emerging from the recent crisis and posting a strong recovery in the next 2 years, as a moderate global recovery supports a modest revival in global trade. Investment is expected to remain strong and private consumption is anticipated to improve. Inflation will pick up, but at manageable levels. Beyond the crisis, developing Asia faces the challenge of adjusting its monetary, exchange rate, and fiscal policies to foster macroeconomic stability and sustained growth within the broader direction of a return to prudence and discipline.


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2010
Reports and Books
Asian Development Outlook 2009: Rebalancing Asia's Growth
Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Outlook 2009 (ADO 2009) is the 21st edition of the annual comprehensive economic report on the developing member economies of the Asian Development Bank. ADO 2009 sets out the global economic conditions underlying the assessment of and projections for developing Asia and evaluates the recent economic performance of 45 economies in Asia, and provides projections for major macroeconomic indicators for 2009 and 2010.


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2009
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Four Major River Restoration Project of Republic of KOREA
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

One of the greatest environmental threats to the entire world is water shortage, water quality degradation, and ecological disturbance. Last year, Republic of Korea proclaimed a national vision, Low Carbon Green Growth , and the Four Major River Restoration project has been initiated as an important implementation tool of the green new deal. The Four Major River Restoration Project is prepared to achieve the following five core tasks: 1) securing water supply, 2) flood control, 3) water quality improvement and ecosystem restoration, 4) development of spaces for cultural and leisure activities, and 5) regional development around four major rivers.


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2009
Reports and Books
Environment Program: Progress and Prospects
Asian Development Bank

Environment Program: Progress and Prospects is a snapshot of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) strategies and programs, loans and technical assistance projects with environmental sustainability as a theme. It also highlights partnerships and actions that ADB is supporting to promote environmentally sustainable economic growth in Asia and the Pacific. It informs our stakeholders of ADB’s support for its developing member countries (DMCs) during 2003–2008, and its future actions to address the environmental challenges affecting our region.


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2009
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Port Reception Facilities in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were designed to assist local organizations, local governments and NOWPAP member states by providing information on port collection facilities as submitted by the member states or collected from the International Maritime Organization's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).


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2009
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2009 Update: Broadening Openness for a Resilient Asia
Asian Development Bank

Developing Asia as a whole is proving to be more resilient to the global economic slowdown than was expected when Asian Development Outlook 2009 (ADO 2009) was published in March this year. Consequently, this Update sees somewhat stronger growth for both this year and next than was earlier forecast.


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2009