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Reviewing the Korean Sustainable Development Strategy and Policy in Response to COVID-19
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Sejong | 2021 | xxii, 176 p.
ISBN 979-11-5980-570-7
SoEun Ahn et al.
Corporate author: 
Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Asia and the Pacific

Through the ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’, the United Nations (UN) has established tasks, including 17 policy goals and 169 targets, that civilization must resolve by 2030. It is recommended that each country build its own implementation mechanism, which sets its own policy goals and targets, tailored to its respective national context. 
South Korea established the ‘National Sustainable Development Goals (K-SDGs)’ in 2018, consisting of 17 policy goals and 122 targets. In 2020, the country prepared the Fourth Basic Plan for Sustainable Development (2021-2040). The K-SDGs were revised and supplemented in consideration of recent changes in conditions.
This study aims to develop a national K-SDGs strategy by examining factors that threaten sustainable development, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Case studies and research papers
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 


Sustainable Development Goals; Citizen participation; COVID-19; K-SDGs