SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest report from Siemens Korea forecasts a brighter future for Seoul’s environmental sustainability.
According to the Siemens City Performance Tool (CyPT) provided to the metropolitan government on Thursday, Seoul should see a 23 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 (compared to 2014) through public investment and private capital, as well as the addition of 2 million new jobs.
The CyPT is used to suggest policy direction and job creation through a simulation of a city’s energy consumption and carbon footprint in three sectors – transportation, building, and energy.
The report proposed that Seoul expand and implement 46 technological measures in the three sectors to better serve its environmental goals, which included ‘green traffic innovation’ via adopting new transport such as urban railway and e-BRT (electric bus rapid transit), building automation, cogeneration plants, and continued installation of new and renewable energy facilities (i.e. solar panels).
“Seoul is already reforming itself environmentally through the successful execution of eco-friendly projects like ‘replacing nuclear power plant’ (2012) and ‘energy life city’ (2014)”, said Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon.
The two projects were part of the city’s ultimate goal planned for 2020 to achieve a self-sustainable electricity level of 20 percent, cut down 5 million tons of oil equivalent, and reduce 10 million tons of greenhouse gas (compared to 2011).
“We took part in Siemens’ CyPT to further aid the city achieve its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)