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Korea's volume-based waste fee system : A multi-stakeholder approach to an environmental problem

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Korea’s Environmental History
• Korea remained isolated from much of the world until 1890s, and only embarked upon concerted modernization under the Japanese colonial regime that began after 1909. Until that moment, Korean traditional society existed in a fair state of harmony and equilibrium with its physical environment. • Careful recycling and reuse of resources was the norm, and the concept of ‘wastes’ was nonexistent. • That situation had been stable over the previous millennium. The agrarian economy had not changed for centuries and urbanization remained at a low level.
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Historical Issues, Economic and Environmental
• Korea possessed significant exploitable resources, but these remained undeveloped until the Japanese colonizers began a concerted program of exportoriented extractive industry and intensive agriculture along with light manufacturing. • Even with such economic expansion, most of the population lived in considerable poverty until long after liberation from the Japanese in 1945. • Poverty persisted in Korea, greatly exacerbated by the wholesale environmental devastation generated by the Korean War (1950-1953).
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Historical Issues, Economic and Environmental, continued….
• Under President Park Chung-hee’s first Five-year Economic Development Plan (1962-1967), labor-intensive industrial development quickly began to transform Korea’s economy, but at great cost to the environment and the rap


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Title Korea's volume-based waste fee system
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A multi-stakeholder approach to an environmental problem

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Shragge, Abraham J.

Publisher

[Daejeon]:KAIST

Date 2014
Event

KDIS-WBI-CAG Policy Forum

Pages 35
Subject Country China(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management