Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Date Ended:2050
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Committee on Green Growth

The National Strategy for Green Growth of Korea for period of 2009-2050 was announced in July 2009 and provides outline for further sustainable, environmentally friendly, based on renewable energy and energy efficiency economic development of Korea. [1]

Main 3 objectives of the Strategy:

  • Promote a synergic relationship between economic growth and environment protection;
  • Improve quality of life and promote environmentally friendly behaviors of people of Korea;
  • Contribute to the international efforts to fight climate change and other environmental threats;


  • Mitigating climate change;
  • Promoting energy independence;
  • Creating new engines for the economic growth;
  • Improve quality of life;
  • Enhance Korea’s international standing;

The Strategy specifies following agendas in order to meet above enlisted goals:

  • Effective mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions:
    • Mitigation strategies for buildings, transport and industry
    • Emissions tracking
    • Promote forestration
  • Reduction of fossil fuels consumption and increase of energy independence:
    • Reduce energy intensity to the OECD average
    • Increase use of renewable energy sources
  • Strengthening capacity to adopt to the climate change:
    • Four Major Rivers Restoration Project
    • Increase of share of environmentally friendly products up to 18% by 2020
  • Development of green technologies:
    • Supporting deployment of green technologies (new and renewable energy sources and energy efficient technologies) and R&D in this field
  • The “greening” of existing industries and promotion of green industries:
    • Supporting SMEs to green their businesses
    • Increase of green goods exports in the major industries from 10% in 2009 up to 22% in 2020
  • Engineering a structural basis for the green economy:
    • Gradual introduction of an emission trading system
    • Tax system supporting new and renewable energy sources and energy efficiency

[1] Description based on the: IEA (2012) "Energy Policies of IEA Countries – The Republic of Korea – 2012 Review";

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Related policies:Five-Year Plan for Green Growth , Framework Act on Low Carbon, Green Growth , GreenHouse Gas(GHG) Target Management system

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