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Green Transition and Innovation in Asia

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Since the early 21st century, the transition from the convetional, economic growth-based model to the green growth-based model that balances the economic development and environmental protection has aroused increasing interest from the global community in the process of tackling a series of global issues and challenges such as climate change, shortage of strategic resources and financial crisis (CAS Sustainable Development Strategy Study Group, 2010). In particular, a new trend of transition towards green and lowcarbon growth is taking shape in the world under the context of addressing the double challenges of global financial crisis and global climate change. Different international organizations and economies have released many green development strategies, plans or actions, e.g., the Green New Deal advocated by UNEP (2008), the Green Growth Strategy of OECD (2009), Decision of Transforming Towards Eco-Efficient Economy by the Council of the European Union (2009), Europe 2020 Policy Document of EC (Communication from the European Commission, 2010). They are aimed to achieve multiple objectives, such as realizing short-term economic recovery and long-term economic growth, ensuring energy security, addressing climate change, developing new industries, creating new jobs, building up new strength, and enhancing future competitiveness.

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Environmental Kuznets Curve Green Technology Green Development Circular Economy Green Innovation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gumi-Dong Bundang-Gu Seongnam-Shi Gyunggi-DoRepublic of Korea

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