Review on investment direction of green technology R&D in Korea

Sang Ho Lee, Sanghoon Park, Taehyoung Kim

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As climate changes and resource crisis have globally emerged as practical threats, the capability to deal with environment issues and energy issues has been highlighted as an important variable determining the future of the national economy. Korea, however, has lacked active measures against energy and environment issues so far due to rapid industrialization, and with the deterioration of driving force since IT industry in 1990s, it has become desperately necessary to make R&D investments in green technology to develop green technology as a new national driving force and create new jobs. Accordingly, this article analyzes investment status of green technology R&D in Korea, through which the policy direction for improving investment efficiency and efficient distribution of green technology R&D was proposed. So far, based on this study, the following conclusion could be drawn. First, the domestic/foreign green technology development and policy and Korea's green technology preoccupancy strategy and objective were investigated. Second, Korea's green technology R&D investment performance and plan, green technology R&D investment per government department, green technology R&D per-step investment, and industry-academic cooperative study and such Korea's green technology R&D investment status were analyzed. Third, based on Korea's green technology R&D investment status, differentiated investment strategy for each priority green technology, establishment of role division within government for multi-department business, fusion between green priority technologies and strengthened greening of existing industries, strengthened support for green technology experts and green technology R&D investment direction were proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-193
Number of pages8
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 26

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MEST) (no. 20100024404 ) and (14CTAP-C078774-01 – Development of Promotion of Infrastructure Asset Management) from Research Project for Technological Promotion of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLIT) of Korea government and Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement(KAIA).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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