Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Volume 8 Number 2 (November 2020)

Table of Contents

Research Article

Why Is Inter-Korean Forestry Cooperation Hard to Accomplish?

Seong-il Kim, Yoonjeong Jeong, and Sunjoo Park pp. 309-331
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Deforestation is a severe environmental problem in North Korea. Beginning in 2001, the government implemented ten-year reforestation projects with few positive outcomes. Inter-Korean forestry cooperation began in 1999. Local governments and NGOs were the main implementers of cooperative projects from South Korea. The two Koreas had also been seeking financial and technical support from international organizations. This study examines the cooperative networks between government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations and financing possibilities
to identify the reasons why so little has been accomplished. It also provides a meaningful contribution to the understanding of comparative relationships among the stakeholders and practical recommendations to improve the effectiveness of cooperative forestry programs in North Korea.

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