[Outline] Korea proclaimed the 'Low-carbon Green Growth" as the new national vision in a speech celebrating Independence Day on August 15, 2008. Korea adopted 'green growth' as a national strategy, which included economy, industry, technology, land, environment, public opinion, and behavioral changes beyond the conceptual category.
[Goal] The growth in harmony with the economy and the environment by saving and effectively using The growth in harmony with the economy and the environment by saving and effectively using the energy and resources to reduce climate change and environmental damage by securing new growth power through R&D of clean energy and green technologies and by creating new work places.
[Meaning] Green growth is a concept to actualize the win-win for the environment (Green) and the economy (Growth), with two meanings depending on the direction of the win-win. They are:
① Economy -> Environment: the economic growth protecting the environment rather than damaging it
② Environment -> Economy: the economic growth adopting the environment as new power
[Necessity] Korea shows a typical condition of high carbon society today and an innovative and dramatic change is necessary for a low-carbon society in Korea.
- CO₂ emission per capita (9.86 ton in 2006) is 1.7 times that of France (7.61 for Italy and 5.97 for France)
- The energy consumption per capita (4.48 ton in 2006) is same as that of advanced countries
(OECD average 4.7, Germany 4.23 and Japan 4.13)
In the midst of this situation, Korea has been implementing ‘the expansion of natural energy use, innovation of the consumption for food, clothing and housing, innovation of the industrial economy, improvement of transportation and logistics, and implementation of the Green Start movement.
Last modified : 2013-10-29 18:12
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