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Low Carbon Green Growth Strategy In East Asia in Practice: A Critical Review
February 27, 2013 - 11:00-12:00
With a strong initiative of UNESCAP and South Korea, the Low Carbon Green Growth Strategy has become widespread in South Korea and China. Green growth is recognized as a move beyond the sustainable development rhetoric (UNESCAP, 2008: 3) and as an acceptable strategy to developing nations that urge further economic growth. It pays attention to policies that develop economies that are progressively more environmental sustainable and that apply whole-system approaches.
South Korea and China has typically capitalized this strategy on implementing stringent environmental policies, developing infrastructure and fostering domestic new renewable energy industries. However, they are criticized for taking advantage of it merely to create new products for their export-oriented growth.
This presentation aims to clarify impacts of the strategy up to now and potentials for further implementation in East Asia. It makes an international comparative analysis of the contents and progress in South Korea, China, with special focus on energy sector to analyze its impacts on the core of energy and industrial policy.
Dr. Akihisa Mori
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Economics,Kyoto University
Secretary General and Director, East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics
1. Mori, A. (ed.), 2012, Democratization, Decentralization and Environmental Governance in Asia, Kyoto: Kyoto University Press.
2. Mori, A. (ed.), 2013, Environmental Governance for Sustainable development: An East Asian Perspective, Tokyo: United Nations Press.
11:00-11:30 Lecture “Low Carbon Green Growth Strategy In East Asia in Practice: A Critical Review”
Venue: Large meeting room, NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Copenhagen