When South Korea announced its “green new deal” early in 2009, it shook the world. The United Nations hailed it as an answer to the world’s woes. Korea would teach us all that low-carbon businesses could create employment.
But the UN had failed to understand Korean politics and propaganda. Two years on – more than half-way through the project – confusion reigns. Government departments are no longer collating the data needed to know whether the plan is working.