A Conflict of Greens: Green Development Versus Habitat Preservation - The Case of Incheon, South Korea

Magazine Article

Title: A Conflict of Greens: Green Development Versus Habitat Preservation - The Case of Incheon, South Korea
Publication Date:
June 01, 2011
Magazine: Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
Volume: 53
Issue Number: 3
Technology Type:

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Ko, Y.; Schubert, D.; Hester, R. (2011). A Conflict of Greens: Green Development Versus Habitat Preservation - The Case of Incheon, South Korea. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 53(3).
Abstract: 

Boosting the green economy is a goal for many nations, but not all agree on what “green” means. In this paper, we discuss the conflict between two green approaches: “green development” (highlighted by what would be the world's largest tidal power barrages (Incheon Bay and Ganghwa tidal power plants) and the sustainable award-winning new green city development in Incheon, South Korea) and “habitat preservation” for endangered birds. Given the crisis of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels, this conflict of “greens” will increasingly occur around the world, so we discuss the implications for prudent policy-making and planning in comparable cases.

 

*Due to the controversy on socioeconomic and environmental concerns, the plans for the Incheon Bay and Ganghwa tidal power plants were halted in 2012.

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