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Frame of Image . In particular, spread of green life culture is essential to reduce greenhouse gases in the non-industrial sector. - an area where immediate effects can be seen without large scale investment or technology development. President Lee Myeong-bak emphasized on a radio speech in 2009 stating that the more than one third of greenhouse gases emitted can be reduced by energy saving and efficient use, and the saving is the fifth energy. According to the survey results on the national consciousness performed in 2012, the practice of green life and green consumption is insufficient compared to the high awareness on green growth and climate changes. - For example, the awareness of the green growth policy is very high with 90.4% and 71.6% of citizens appreciating the necessity of taxation by the discharge amount of greenhouse gases, but the rates to buy low carbon products or use public transportation to commute were very low, with 31.1% and 27.0%, respectively. - In other words, the number of citizens to acknowledge the importance of green life has greatly increased, but the practice rate is low because they think it is cumbersome and troublesome. Therefore, an easy and convenient system with economic compensation is required to promote the green life. - In this background, the Ministry of Environment introduced the Green Card System with a goal of early settlement of the green life culture. Green Card System is a green life infra policy to provide economic incentives to the people who


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Title Green card system
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Lee, Mi Suk

Publisher

[Seoul]:Korea Environment Institute; Ministry of Environment

Date 2012
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin:vol. X(no. 1)
Pages 7
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KEI; Ministry of Environment

Abstract

The Ministry of Environment introduced the Green Card System with a goal of early settlement of the green life culture in Korea. The Green Card System is a green life infra policy to provide economic incentives to the people who practice green life style, including energy saving, green product purchases, and use of public transportation, by making use of a point system with credit cards. By May 2012, 20 months after the initiation of the system on July 22, 2011, 2.6 million members joined the system and more than 10% of the economically active population (24.66 million people as of February 2012) is participating in the green life program. (The rest omitted)