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ICLEI East Asia Secretariat launched Energy-safe Cities Program

With unprecedented rate of urbanization and rapid economic development, cities in the East Asia region are not only becoming the key driving forces in global economy, but also in transforming the world’s energy systems.



首尔推进城市可持续发展 作别年代久远的高架桥




Seoul says adieu to the country’s oldest overpass to improve urban sustainability

On 6 February, the citizens of Seoul, South Korea, enjoyed a car-free day on the country’s oldest highway Aheyon Overspass, to bid farewell to the 46-year-old highway which will be demolished and replaced by a bus-only lane this year.



ICLEI Member City Suwon among finalists for Sustainable Transport Award

Replacing more than 20 lanes of car traffic with bus-only lanes for a high-quality bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the Argentinian city Buenos Aires has been awarded the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award (STA) for its impressive revamp of its 9th de Julio avenue – the widest avenue in the world.



East Asian cities: Buying green is smart and less costly

When it comes to convincing people to buy green products, costs – in monetary terms, is always the number one concern. But experts and policy makers across the East Asia region suggest that green products can actually be less pricey – not only in monetary terms, but also in terms of its harm on the natural and social environment.


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