As the East Asia regional lead of SEforALL’s Building Efficiency Accelerator, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability East Asia Secretariat co-hosted an East Asia Building Efficiency Forum with the East Asia launch of the BEA on 22 March 2017 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.
As the Secretariat of East Asia Clean Air Cities (EACAC) Program, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat (EAS) was invited to attend the Beijing-Seoul Joint Committee Environmental Group Meeting at Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) on 31 March 2017.
Earlier on March 20, 2017, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon announced that the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will lead the Airvolution movement at a joint press conference with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and London Mayor Sadiq Khan held at Hotel de Ville, the City Hall building in Paris.
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.