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1st Edition

Sustainable Development Goals in the Republic of Korea

Edited By

Tae Yong Jung

ISBN 9780367484255
Published May 7, 2020 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the attempts of South Korea in its to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It addresses 6 of the 17 goals – clean water, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, and partnership – and defines specific national strategies. For each strategy, the contributors define the research indicators they selected, then analyze and examine the extent to which South Korea has met the SDG concerned. They draw these conclusions from national and international reports, government documents and policy papers on SDGs. South Korea’s experience in sustainable development and green programs will contribute to the planning of long-term development strategies for developing countries.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Tables
List of Figures

Part I. SDGs in Republic of Korea’s Context
1. Introduction (In-Kook Park)
2. Methodology for Evaluating ROK’s Progress in the SDGs (Tae Yong Jung, Jung Hee Hyun, Dahyun Kang)
3. Brief Overview of Sustainable Development Policies (Sung Jin Kang, Yong Jun Baek, Yoon Jin Kang)

Part II. Analysis on SDGs in Korea
4. Goal 6. Clean Water (Hyun Jung Park, Jaewan Kim, Thomas Taek Sung Kim)
5. Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy (Tae Yong Jung, Minkyung Huh, Jongwoo Moon)
6. Goal 8. Decent Network and Economic Growth (Sung Jin Kang, Sun Lee, Seo Kyung Lim)
7. Goal 11. Sustainable City and Communities (Jaemin Song, Eun Woo Lee)
8. Goal 13. Climate Action (Tae Yong Jung, Hanbee Lee, Dohyun Park)
9. Goal 17. Partnership for the Goals (Jooyoung Kwak, Eungkyoon Lee, Steven Kyum Kim)

Part III. Conclusion
10. Conclusion (Sung Jin Kang, Jung Hee Hyun)


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Tae Yong Jung is a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, and the Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Global Sustainability, Yonsei University. He was a professor at the KDI School and worked in many international institutes.