On 15 February 2017, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat (EAS) had the annual meeting with Seoul Metropolitan Government in drawing a picture of work plan in 2017. A meeting between ICLEI EAS Regional Director Shu Zhu and Boyoun Hwang, Assistant Mayor of Seoul, together with Hunjai Chung, Director General for Environment and Energy was held.
Buildings contribute one third of energy related greenhouse gas emissions. ICLEI EAS is the regional lead of the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) in East Asia and through an interview of building efficiency leaders in Bogota, Colombia conducted by WRI, see how the BEA is having its impact globally.
From March to December 2016, ICLEI Korea Office and Suwon City co-conducted the 10-month Suwon LAB (Local Action for Biodiversity) project, which was designated to increase public awareness of biodiversity related to Suwon’s local culture and history.
The five-year term of the new United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres began on 1 January 2017 at the seventy first session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Greater ABC Inter-municipal Consortium, a group of seven municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, has launched in December its first regional inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prepared with technical support from ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).