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Korea's rapid economic growth has been accompanied by significant pollution and consumption of resources. Increased investment has improved access to environmental services, but disparities remain between rural and urban areas. The country has created a strong green growth policy framework. Its future prosperity rests on implementing this ambitious transition to a green, low-carbon economy.
This report examines environmental progress made by Korea since 1997 and evaluates the extent to which domestic environmental objects and international commitments are being met.