Climate technology promotion in the Republic of Korea

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The implementation of climate technologies and their commercialization ultimately depends on the success of their research and development (R&D) projects. In the Republic of Korea (ROK), twenty-seven climate technologies were selected to boost the greening of existing industries and to develop new green industries to promote a sustainable climate technology development strategy. Rechargeable battery technology, carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, smart grids, and sewage treatment are all research areas expected to have tangible outcomes in the forthcoming years. As such, they were included in a comprehensive R&D plan for climate technology advancement, which places an emphasis on climate technology development and commercialization strategy. In this study, the R&D plan of the ROK is reviewed by examining its six core climate technology programs: solar cells, fuel cells, bioenergy, rechargeable battery technology, information technology (IT) applications for the power sector, and CCS technology in detail. The climate policy in the ROK aims to find new economic growth engines and to develop new business opportunities while actively participating in international efforts to combat climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Climate Change Research
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sept 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the research grant from Yonsei University .

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 National Climate Center (China Meteorological Administration).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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