The Korea International Cooperation Agency was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs.

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office – ‘the FCO’ or ‘the Foreign Office’ for short – is the government department responsible for promoting British interests overseas and supporting its citizens and businesses around the globe.

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The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established on 9 August 1973 pursuant to the Economic and Social Council’s resolution 1818 (LV). The purpose of setting up the Commission was to raise the level of economic activity in member countries and strengthen cooperation among them. It was also intended to meet the need of the countries in Western Asia for the services of a regional economic commission to promote the development efforts in the region.

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The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world.

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Responding the growing demands for capacity building to support the environment community at large, the Executive Director of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) together with the President of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) had established the AIT-UNEP Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) in 1989.

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The Seoul Initiative, initiated by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea at the fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific 2005(MCED-5) and endorsed by the 61st Commission Session of UNESCAP, held in May 2005, is aimed at addressing major policy issues for Green Growth highlighted in the Ministerial Declaration of MCED-5 and the Regional Implementation Plan for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, 2006-2010.

The Seoul Initiative provides a regional cooperation framework for Green Growth, taking into account the economic, social, cultural and geographical features of the region. It also provides a framework for policy consultations, capacity-building and networking for the promotion of Green Growth at the regional level.

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The aim of the SWITCH-Asia Programme is to promote Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Asia. To achieve this objective, the programme works simultaneously on the ground with projects that target producers and consumers.

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Green Growth in the Republic of Korea

The presidential Committee on Green Growth was established under the supervision of President Lee Myung-Bak to implement the national of low-carbon green growth presented by the President in an address on August 15, 2008.

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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO covers research on seven themes that reflect national and international priorities in natural resources R&D:

  • Agriculture, Water and Environment
  • Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • Water Resources
  • Rivers and Coasts
  • Society, Economy and Policy
  • Environmental Sensing, Prediction and Reporting
  • Urban and Industrial Water

CSIRO tackles scientific problems and major issues in an integrated fashion so that solutions recognise impacts on environment, economics and society.

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