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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...



The 1st Talk4Action of ICLEI EAS, a forum on EcoMobility took place

The 1st Talk4Action organized by the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat took place on Friday, April 26, 2013 discussing “Moving the Future – the Future of Moving.” It was a forum on EcoMobility to inspire the cities and local governments in the East Asian region on their journey to socially inclusive and environmentally friendly urban transportation.The forum featured an intriguing keynote from Gil Penalosa, internationally renowned...



EcoMobility World Festival 2013 Report presents legacy of car-free neighborhood

Can we imagine a life without cars? This call to action sets the tone of the newly released EcoMobility World Festival 2013 Report which documents the experience of Suwon City, South Korea in hosting the first ever month-long car-free initiative.


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