Several sites have posted this image (or provided links to it): it provides a graphic illustrating of the relative effects of ideology on prosperity.
Korea is one country culturally, in language and geography. All that divides poverty in the North, from prosperity in the South, is prevailing ideology.
Poverty is the default condition of all societies. It is wealth that must be created.
Without wealth, there is no environmental protection, no social justice, no sustainability. We can manage and alter the software of capitalism, but its hardware is non-negotiable, a fact that eludes many ideological environmentalists.