S-Space College of Law/Law School (법과대학/대학원) The Law Research Institute (법학연구소) Journal of Korean Law Journal of Korean Law Volume 10 Number 1/2 (2010)
The Expansive Canopy of Korean Green Growth: Key Aspects for Forest Conservation Projects in Southeast Asia
- Leitner, John M.
- Issue Date
- BK 21 law
- Journal of Korean Law, Vol.10 No.2, pp. 171-211
- Climate Change; Green Growth; Sustainable Development; Forestry; REDD; Legal Transplantation; Carbon Credits; CER; CDM
- This article provides an international law context for Korea’ Low Carbon, Green Growth Fundamental Act (the “CGGFA” in order to illustrate potential applications of the LCGGFA in multinational forest conservation-related projects. The international law of sustainable development and ongoing efforts to address climate change are described. Korea’ relevant history and recent lawmaking are then introduced, with a special focus upon the LCGGFA’ structure and its distinctive features. The article then analyzes potential transplantations of various concepts and structures of the LCGGFA to other legal systems. The final section of the article focuses upon particular methods by which Korean law and policy can facilitate forestryrelated conservation and sustainable economic development projects, such as in heavily rainforested nations of Southeast Asia. I hope that this assessment will prove helpful as governments and private parties consider concrete steps to achieve durable and equitable carbon emission reductions in the forestry sector.