The Paris Agreement committed nations to tackling climate change, yet local governments are critical in supporting its implementation. Action is happening from the ground up. Local leaders are not wasting any time to plan and act in their cities, towns and districts - contributing to the common global goal and their respective national goals – with a wide range of local benefits resulting from their leadership.
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.