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date: 08 July 2020

Korean Peninsula South Korea: 48.8 million est. pop. 2012 North Korea: 24.5 million est. pop. 2012  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
William FORBESWilliam FORBES

South and North Korea are located on a mountainous peninsula in northeast Asia that is home to around 73 million people. The two countries are ethnically similar but radically different in political economies. Both South Korea and North Korea ranked low on the2005Environmental Sustainability Index (122nd and 146th—last—respectively). South Korea recently funded major sustainability initiatives, as it imports 97 percent of its fuel. The demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas is the most heavily fortified border in the world and, given its lack of development, acts as a de facto nature reserve. ...

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