2011 ECOREA;Environmental Review 2011

Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment (2011)

Under the national vision of Low Carbon, Green Growth,Korea has set an ambitious GHG reduction target of 30% below BAU level by 2020. Since the industrial revolution, people have pursued a lifestyle of convenience and abundance based on mass production and mass consumption. As a result, the world is faced with environmental challenges that range from air and water pollution to excessive generation of waste and chemical substances. Moreover, we are witnessing global climate change and extreme weather patterns caused by greenhouse gases emitted and accumulated from industrial activities. Loss of biodiversity is a new threat to the very survival of mankind.

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