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30 May 2016
Seoul

'Small actions = Big changes', article by Mayor Park

'Small actions = Big changes', article by Mayor Park
Image (Pixabay) by "Ssalae", licensed under CC0 Public Domain

Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul and chair of the GLCN on SP, has published an article in the UNEP publication, Our Planet, outlining the transformative actions the city is taking to address climate change and improve air quality.

Mayor Park highlights the need to “move away from standardized urbanization and planning that aims for modernization and industrialization through destruction and construction” and calls for a new urbanization that is sustainable and has the foundation for energy self-reliance. “Seoul,” he states, “is on the road to such a new organization”.

Some of the measures taken so far are explained in the article, such as the increase of the supply of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and the expansion of the charging infrastructure. Seoul has also implemented low-pollution vehicle projects, such as installing emission-reduction devices on outdated diesel vehicles.

Mayor Park concludes the article by emphasizing the relevance of cities acting together to reach beyond the national borders.

To read the full article, visit here.

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