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Chinese cities exchanged low-carbon knowledge at EcoMobility World Festival

A delegation comprised of vice mayors, city officials and researchers from 11 Chinese cities including Tianjin, Jilin, Xiamen, Shenyang and Guangzhou, participated in a three-day exchange program on low-carbon development organized by ICLEI East Asia Secretariat during the EcoMobility World Festival held in Suwon, South Korea in September 2013.



Korean City Suwon’s car-free diet surpasses expectations

Following the smashing success of Suwon‘s month-long car-free diet, residents are now prompted with the questions: should they reunite with cars or should they embrace the ecomobile lifestyle for good? Which city is bold enough to follow Suwon’s ecomobility model?



Mayor of Kitakyushu presented at UNOSD Symposium

Mr. Kenji Kitahashi, Mayor of Kitakyushu, ICLEI member city in Japan presented their experience of overcoming severe pollution at the International Symposium on Sustainable Cities: Empowering Local Governments through Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing which was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 26 to 28 September 2013 by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD). The symposium took advantage of the 'Incheon...



ICLEI EAS now based in the Seoul Global Center

ICLEI EAS is now based in the Seoul Global Center! Our office has moved into the new building on 30 July and got a new address. Situated in Jongno, downtown Seoul, the building has many environment-friendly features like its use of photovoltaic energy, rainwater recycling system and rooftop garden. Seoul Global Center Building is the nation’s largest facility to support foreign residents built by Seoul Metropolitan...



Seoul received UN Public Service Awards

Seoul Metropolitan Government, hosting city of ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, received UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) in May 2013. As a whole, four policies of Seoul Metropolitan Government have been selected as winners of the UNPSA:  Seoul welfare standards enabled by and for the citizens as well as eco-mileage, a program to engage citizens in GHG reduction in the category of fostering participation in public policy-making...


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