Tagged on: Republic of Korea

Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Execution of special measures to improve metropolitan atmospheric environment
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Due to the government's aggressive execution of measures against atmospheric pollution such as low-sulphur oil and the obligation to use clean fuel, the levels of SO2 and CO pollutions have improved.


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2006
Reports and Books
2006 Green Korea: A Beautiful Environment and a Healthy Future
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

The most important value of the 21st century is the Sustainability that integrates the environment, economy, and society, and the environment is particularly important in that the quality of life is interconnected with the environment. The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea (MOE) will exert strenuous efforts to make the Korean Peninsula and the earth a place full of life and a healthy eco-community, and we believe that Green Korea 2006 will work as a great tool to realize that goal


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2006
Report of 5th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting
Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre (DINRAC), United Nations Environment Programme
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2006
Reports and Books
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Water Environment Management Master Plan Outline (2006~2015) - Clean Water, Eco River 2015
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

The Water Environment Management Master Plan proposed by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) presents the government s policy directions for the next 10 years (2006~2015). It aims to promote ecologically healthy water environment to ensure high quality water which breaks away from a policy that has been geared almost solely toward existing point sources of conventional pollutants deteriorating water quality, including BOD. The plan presents programs that encompass the management of water quality in small streams, estuaries and coast, in addition to the upper areas of water supply sources and mainstream of rivers that have been accorded greater priority to date. It also enables the systematic management by changing the management unit from 194 rivers and streams into 4 major river basins, 117 mid-level basins, and 840 unit basins. This master plan will serve as guidelines for the execution of water quality preservation plans which must be integrated and implemented by the regional environmental offices, cities, gun s and gu s nationwide.


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2006
Report of 4th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting
Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre (DINRAC), United Nations Environment Programme
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2005
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Integrated Management System for Sewerage Facilities and BTL Project for Sewage Pipe in Korea
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In last a few decades since 1960s, the economic growth and national development of Korea are rapidly achieved, however these have resulted in a number of environmental problems. For example, the high growth of industralization and urbanization has caused the overuse of water and its contamination especially in four major rivers and their basins. On the other hand, the demand of clean water has been raised, as the living standards and environmental consciousness of people have increased. As one of efforts to address this issue, the expansion of sewerage facilities was launched in mid 1980s and it has been enhanced whenever environmental accidents have occurred such as phenol spill in 1991 causing odor of tap water and death of fish. Six general plans of water resource management to improve water water quality were made and 10.6 trillion Korean won (US$ 10.5 billion) was invested by the government from 1989 to 1997. As a result, 60.9% of sewage was treated by facilities in 1997. Despite the steady investment in sewerage facilities and significant efforts made by the government, water quality grew worse in water supply sources.


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2005
Reports and Books
Asian Environment Outlook 2005: Making Profits, Protecting Our Planet: Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Performance in Asia and the Pacific
Asian Development Bank

This book is the second in the Asian Environment Outlook (AEO) series published by ADB. It centers on the critical missing ingredient in the pursuit of a sustainable future for Asia and the Pacific-that of a fully engaged private sector. AEO 2005 highlights the private sector's role in solving the unprecedented environmental strains facing our region and examines the emerging global pressures-and opportunities-for improved environmental performance. It provides insights and advice on how governments, economic and environmental authorities, and others in the development community can collaborate with the private sector to balance regulatory control with market instruments, help create new business opportunities, and achieve sustainable development.


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2005
Reports and Books
2005 Green Korea: Towards the Harmonization of Human and the Nature
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Up until now, humans have looked at the environment as a means to achieve material growth by using up the natural resources in faster and larger scale. Also behind the unprecedented rapid economic growth, there was the assumption that natural resources were infinite and we could have unlimited access to them.


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2005
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Environmental Technology Development and Distribution Policies
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In the Korean Act on Environmental Technology Development and Support in Korea, environmental technology is defined as \"technology necessary for preserving and managing the environment including the enhancement of assimilative capacity, suppressing and removing causes of environmental damages on humans and nature, preventing and reducing environmental pollution, and recovering polluted and destroyed environment. The definition does not mention the cost of technology, but focuses on preventing and reducing damages on the environment and humans. However, contemporary environmental technology means in two ways.


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2005
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2004 Update
Asian Development Bank

Developing Asia and the Pacific will grow at 7.0% in 2004, outperforming ADO 2004 forecast of 6.8%. Rebounding exports and buoyant intraregional trade boosted growth, says the ADO 2004 Update. For 2005, as external demand levels off and high oil prices filter through domestic demand, growth forecast is scaled back to 6.2%, from the 6.7% forecast in April. This issue of the Update also assesses different scenarios relating to the short-term impacts of a PRC slowdown and sustained high oil prices on the region.


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2004