SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The city government of Seoul said Monday it plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million metric tons over the next five years as part of efforts to help fight global warming.
The pledge to be implemented by 2020 will be announced during the triennial plenary meeting of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives to be held for a five-day run from April 8 in Seoul, according to the city government.
The world congress of the international association is expected to bring together officials from around 1,200 city governments and civic groups from 87 foreign countries when it opens here two months later.
At the meeting, Seoul will unveil its detailed action plans to cut down greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to guard against global climate change as well as possible diseases that could ensue, officials said.
To that end, the city also plans to launch a public campaign that promotes a one-ton reduction of greenhouse gases per citizen in cooperation with local environmental groups, they said.
“If 10 million citizens join the public greenhouse gas reduction campaign, it will help achieve the target of a 10-million-ton reduction,” Yun Young-chul, a city official, said.