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Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Edited by Michael Faure

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Chapter I.42: Green growth policy in Korea

Sang-Hyup Kim and Hong Sik Cho

Subjects: environment, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Abstract

Under the administration of Lee Myung-Bak (2008–13), Korea undertook a new statecraft of a middle-power country to transform its old economy and gain international prominence by tackling climate change. Recognizing that addressing climate change presented a unique opportunity both for growth and environment, the Lee administration established the Low Carbon Green Growth Strategy, better known as ‘green growth’. This chapter summarizes the process by which Korea undertook this green growth initiative, including the establishment of a special committee under the President and a legal framework. The chapter also analyses the successes of Korea’s green growth such as its positive impact on the economy and its reduction of carbon emissions. Although successful, the green growth initiative was not free from criticism, however. This chapter also explores some of the lessons and future tasks of Korea’s green growth strategy that might be applicable to like-minded countries.

Abstract

Under the administration of Lee Myung-Bak (2008–13), Korea undertook a new statecraft of a middle-power country to transform its old economy and gain international prominence by tackling climate change. Recognizing that addressing climate change presented a unique opportunity both for growth and environment, the Lee administration established the Low Carbon Green Growth Strategy, better known as ‘green growth’. This chapter summarizes the process by which Korea undertook this green growth initiative, including the establishment of a special committee under the President and a legal framework. The chapter also analyses the successes of Korea’s green growth such as its positive impact on the economy and its reduction of carbon emissions. Although successful, the green growth initiative was not free from criticism, however. This chapter also explores some of the lessons and future tasks of Korea’s green growth strategy that might be applicable to like-minded countries.

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