The first Australia-Korea Young Leaders Exchange Program was held in November 2007. The program is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Australia-Korea Foundation. The program develops the leadership skills in specific professional areas of potential and/or current leaders from both Australia and Korea, aged between 25 and 45.
The 2007 exchange operated from 16–25 November 2007 and focused on environmental issues. The ten-person delegation participated in briefings and meetings with environmental leaders in Korea and visited various institutions and industries throughout the country. The environmental policies and practices of the Korean Government, local councils and industries were inspected and evaluated.
This report brings together the observations and resources collected from the exchange. It describes the political and environmental situation in Korea and the outcomes of site inspections, meetings and briefings over the period of the exchange. Major observations, themes and reflections are documented.