Democratic People's Republic of Korea: State of the Environment Report

Ministry of Land and Environment Protection ( MLEP), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (2003)

The objectives of the DPR Korea State of the Environment ( SoE) report are: identify the key environmental issues that act as barriers to attain sustainable development, and provide policy settings and options that can be undertaken to offset any negative environmental trends. Five priority key environmental issues have been identified by the Government of DPR Korea through the consultative process following the UNEP guidelines. The five priority issues are (1) forest depletion, (2) water quality degradation, (3) air pollution, (4) land degradation, and (5) biodiversity. The Pressure-State-Impact-Response (P-S-I-R) framework analysis has been used to evaluate the five environmental issues.

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