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Policy Report
ESCAP/North- East Asian Sub-regional Programme for Environmental Cooperation
Author:
Yang
Li
Meian
Chen
Diego
Montero
Ben
Abraham
Sangin
Kang

This report analyses and compares the low carbon city policies and practices of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, with the goal of identifying sector-specific and city-specific good practices that may be instructive to researchers and policymakers in the wider NEA region. It examines key national-level carbon mitigation policies and sector...

Book Chapter
In Scenarios of Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of Climate Change: Effects and Lessons from the COVID-19

Five years after the SDGs were adopted and just when the United Nations called for realising the Decade of Action, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the progress of the SDGs and even reversed some of the achievements that the world made over years. With most countries struggling to overcome the pandemic and revive the economy, losing the focus on the...

Research Report

While being broadly framed as 17 separate and diverse elements, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets inherently interlink with one another making up indivisible parts of sustainability from a systemic perspective. Actions or measures taken for achieving one goal may be mutually reinforcing or contradictory with achieving...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
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Responding to the climate change, Korea has been establishing a domestic policy framework for promoting energy saving and greenhouse gases reduction, with the expansion of low carbon technologies for industry as a key area. This paper analyzes investment barriers for low carbon technology investment and suggests supportive policies based on a...

Book Chapter
In "Economic Instruments to Combat Climate Change in Asian countries: Choice between Emission Trading Scheme and Carbon Tax."
Author:

he Republic of Korea (hereinafter referred as Korea) was the world’s seventh largest CO2 emitter in 2010. Its greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions have greatly accelerated since 1990 and this upward trend are far more significant than in other OECD countries (OEDC: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Korea entered the United...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation.

This study discussed two topics; one is to monitor the opinions of Korean companies to various aspects of GHG ETS, and other is to identify the difference in companies’ viewpoints due to their characteristics in organizational size, sector and ownership. This analysis was carried out in a qualitative manner using the 66 data collected by a...

Discussion Paper
Editor:
Ryoko
SEGUCHI

Th is report was developed by Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) with updated case studies as an English-language version of the Japanese report “Yori sukunai shigen de yori yutakana kurashi wo (A Richer Life with Fewer Resources),” published by FoE Japan in March 2013.
This report...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Energy Policy

In this paper we pointed out a hidden inequality in accounting for trade-related emissions in the presence of border carbon adjustment. Under a domestic carbon pricing policy, producers pay for the carbon costs in exchange for the right to emit. Under border carbon adjustment, however, the exporting country pays for the carbon costs of their...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Korean Society

This research paper investigates the question of how governmental capacities can be better enacted to promote Sustainable Consumption under the Low Carbon Green Growth strategy in the Republic of Korea. It examines the strategies of the national government towards sustainability in 2010-2011 based on its Green Growth focus. The findings demonstrate...