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Sustainable Development Goals in the Republic of Korea

1st Edition

Edited by Tae Yong Jung


194 pages

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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)


About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

Routledge Studies on Asia in the World will be an authoritative source of knowledge on Asia studying a variety of cultural, economic, environmental, legal, political, religious, security and social questions, addressed from an Asian perspective. We aim to foster a deeper understanding of the domestic and regional complexities which accompany the dynamic shifts in the global economic, political and security landscape towards Asia and their repercussions for the world at large. We’re looking for scholars and practitioners – Asian and Western alike – from various social science disciplines and fields to engage in testing existing models which explain such dramatic transformation and to formulate new theories that can accommodate the specific political, cultural and developmental context of Asia’s diverse societies. We welcome both monographs and collective volumes which explore the new roles, rights and responsibilities of Asian nations in shaping today’s interconnected and globalized world in their own right.

We are particularly interested in books that demonstrate interdisciplinary and holistic thinking; rigorous and creative research; cross-fertilization of Western and Asian thought; and/or a grass-roots approach.

While we are open to any exciting ideas for edited, single or co-authored work, we are currently inviting book proposals which address the following areas:

    • Global Governance in Asia
    • Dispute Resolution in Asia
    • Asia and International Peacekeeping
    • Human Rights in Asia
    • SustainableDevelopment Goals in Asia
    • Religion in Asia

If you have an idea for a new book in Routledge Studies on Asia in the World, please send a written proposal to the Editor in Chief:

Matthias Vanhullebusch [email protected]

Series Editors:

Dr. Matthias Vanhullebusch – Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Prof. Dr. Ji Weidong– Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Editorial Board:

Prof. Dr. Vinod K. Aggarwal – University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Dr. Jing Men – College of Europe

Prof. Dr. Yaqing Qin– China Foreign Affairs University

Prof. Dr. Javaid Rehman – Brunel University

Prof. Dr. Gurharpal Singh – School of Oriental and African Studies

Prof. Dr. R. Sudarshan – Jindal Global University

Prof. Dr. Nira Wickramasinghe – Leiden University

Prof. Dr. Lanxin Xiang – Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Prof. Dr. Simon Young – Hong Kong University 

Professor Danny Quah - National University of Singapore


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies