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South Korea is using coronavirus stimulus to green the economy

Rest of Asia should follow Seoul, supporting renewable energy and helping environment

| South Korea
A wind power plant on top of a mountain in Pyeongchang: South Korea's New Green Deal includes substantial investment in renewable energy.   © Reuters

Chaoni Huang is Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific at BNP Paribas.

South Korea is winning plaudits for its approach to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, which has allowed daily life to remain much more like normal than in most other countries. But it is also taking the opportunity, through its coronavirus stimulus, to remake its economy in a cleaner, greener way.

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