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Korea – IUC participates at GCoM Stakeholders Call

The IUC project participated in a stakeholders’ call of the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) organised by ICLEI Korea, which holds the national GCoM Secretariat. At the event the projet team, presented a progress report on the IUC support to the GCoM implementation in Korea. This can be summarised as:

Current Status (April 2020)

  • Successfully completed capacity building workshop, training and expert group meeting on CAP and GHG inventory to the cities under South-Jeolla Province (May, Nov 2019), and implemented networking activities with the cities in Chung Nam Province.
  • Establishing contacts with the network of local climate policy research institutes to assist cities (ICEC, SHARI, KRIC, Incheon Institute)
  • Face-to-face public gathering with city stakeholders are restricted due to covid-19 till April 5, main IUC C2 activities (with ChungNam and Gwangju Metropolitan) are rescheduled from March to June and August 2020 (TBC).

Next plan

  • Preparatory online meetings with Korean pilot cities/provinces through SHARI, KRIC, ICEC, Incheon Institute.
  • Possible discussion on the impact of the Korean Green Deal for Cities (May 2020)– cooperation with Korea Low Carbon Programme
  • Workshop on GHG inventory and CAP with ChungNam SHARI for June 2020 (TBC). Focus on coal-phasing out – methods & best practices from Europe (EU and cities level). Follow-up to Activity from 2019.
  • Aligning the CAP Dangjin and Gwangju to the CRF – including GHG reporting with ICEC and SHARI August
  • Supporting GCoM Secretariat by interviewing Gwangju (JeollaNamdo), Dangjin and Hongsung (Chung Nam)
  • Supporting IUC PSU through case study on Seoul

20200408_GCoM Korea Stakeholders Call_Agenda

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