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Tunza vol. 8.4: health and the environment
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP magazine for youth.


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2011
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Tunza vol. 9.2: soil, the forgotten element
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP magazine for youth.


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2011
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Black carbon e-Bulletin: volume 2, issue 3
United Nations Environment Programme

Environment Programme's flagship magazine


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2011
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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Metal Waste Recycling Plans
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

It is expected that the amount of metal waste generation would be increased over time. Although precious metals and other nonferrous metals retrievable in metal wastes have huge economic value, such precious metals have not been fully recovered or reused appropriately for several reasons such as the designation of few items subject to mandatory recovery and recycling, low level of recovery compared to developed countries, and inadequate technology for recycling. In Korea, metal wastes worth KRW 4.03 trillion are generated every year||the value of metal waste retained countrywide is estimated at approximately KRW 46.4 trillion, and the total economic value would be even higher if all of rare and precious metals discarded amid the continually increasing prices of raw materials and technological advancement are recovered and taken into account. Currently, a total of 10 items such as TV are subject to mandatory recycling under the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system in the category of electric and electronic products discarded at the end of their useful life.


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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Development of Experts in the Water Sector through the Integrated Operation of the Local Water Supply and Sanitation System
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

The Korean government finalized the water industry development plan (Feb. 2006) focusing on restructuring and building up the competitiveness of the water and sanitation sector and developing the water industry to transform it into one of the nation's strategic industries in the future. This policy seeks to improve the inefficient, non - competitive structure of water supply and sanitation(WSS) services currently provided by municipalities based on administrative districts in an endeavor to enhance efficiency and ultimately hone the global competitiveness of the water industry. The integrated operation of WSS system is being pushed as a part of efforts to reshuffle the water service structure, with the objective of enhancing the efficiency and competitiveness of WSS system.


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Discussion Paper: Improving Public Participation in International Environmental Governance - UNEP PerspectivesnIssue No. 1
United Nations Environment Programme

This discussion paper 1) briefly explores the rationale and principles for “public participation” in IEG; 2) reviews exemplary practice and options of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) with regard to implementing these principles and suggests a number of changes to IEG that could enable more transparent, participatory, and accountable governance; and 3) suggests that Rio +20 provides an opportunity to improve the quality of civil society participation by enabling civil society organizations not merely to observe, but also to inform, shape, and engage decisionmaking processes.


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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Asbestos Damage Relief System
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Use of asbestos and products containing asbestos is banned in Korea because it was scientifically proven to cause malignant diseases such as cancer. But asbestos-related diseases have been found to occur among ordinary citizens as well as workers, and damage from the exposure to asbestos has become pretty tangible considering the growing number of patients. Ordinary citizens, who haven't worked any asbestos-related job, faced many challenges that hamper their attempts to receive compensation because the diseases do not surface for many years and asbestos exist in various forms throughout the living environment||hence the difficulty in pinpointing the cause. In this situation, government and industries that earned profits from the use of asbestos jointly assumed responsibility based on the principle of shared responsibility and took a step to ensure compensation to ordinary citizens. Against this background, the Ministry of Environment enacted the Act on Asbestos Damage Relief in March 2010 to provide the basis for compensation to those with illness caused by asbestos.


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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Korea's Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Climate change caused by global warming has a wide-ranging impact on the atmosphere, marine environment plants and animals, glaciers, land, and human system. It has come to the fore as an environmental problem that jeopardizes the sustainable development of the country. To adapt to those such climate changes, Korea has focused on the harmonious combination of mitigation and adaptation as specified in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Korea 's adaptation strategy and plan are linked with green growth, which is envisioned by the country as a new growth engine||it has been mapped out and implemented as a mandatory plan in accordance with the Framework Ad on Low Carbon, Green Growth. Developed in 2010 jointly by 13 government departments (with the Ministry of Environment playing the leading role), Korea 's national climate change adaptation plan envisions the establishment of a safe society and support for green growth through climate change adaptation.


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