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Frame of Image strial development offers a way to integrate and meet environmental, economic, and regional development goals. Eco-industrial development adds value to businesses and regions by o p t i m i z i n g the use of energy, materials, and resources. Eco-industrial development suggests that maximizing resource efficiency involves assessing and optimizing underutilized regional assets. Many eco-industrial projects aim to revitalize and improve economically distressed regions, with particular focus on the environmentally sensitive development. The benefits for regions are improved environm e n t a l health, enhanced resource efficiency, i n c r e a s e d jobs, and more viable businesses. However, there are formidable challenges related to financing eco-industrial projects, creating management systems, regulatory limitations, and ensuing continuous environmental improvement and technological innovations. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of eco-industrial development, defining its meaning, function, and range of applications in the economic and regional development context. The benefits and challenges posed by eco-industrial development, and a range of strategies for implementation are presented.
Defining Eco-Industrial Development
The eco-industrial concept encompasses a range of approaches, including pollution prevention, byproduct exchange, green design, life-cycle analysis, joint training programs, and public participation. Some have emphasized pollution preventi


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Title Eco-industrial development: concepts and development strategies
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cover story

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Kihwan

Author(Korean)

김기환

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

Date 2009
Journal Title; Vol./Issue KIET Industrial Economic Review:vol. 14; no.2
Pages 9
Frequency Bimonthly
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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