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Representatives of each country, world's environmental experts were gathered in Gwangju, and sought the solutions for sustainable global environmental problems for the Earth and urban environment in crisis

  • Drew agreement on the global spread of successful environmental policies such as integrated water management, imposition of carbon tax, etc and the importance of Green Economy from the participants
         ※ Green Economy: The economy, which strengthens the national competitiveness and pursues the sustainable development by reducing the use of fossil fuels step by step and fostering green technology and green industries
         ※ GEO-5, which is the results agreed in above meeting shall be reported to RIO+20 Meeting, in Brazil.
  • In addition, in the special session organized by Gwangju City, international consensus on the responding power around the cities to the climate change was induced by introducing the Urban CDM, the superior urban environment cases like London, etc.

Spread and publicize the "Urban CDM", the new greenhouse gas reduction measure at the city level to the world's society

  • Gwangju City discussed and publicized the world-wide application measure of "Urban CDM" discussed in 「2011 UEA Gwangju Summit」 by holding the special session under the subject of "sustainable city responding to climate change" during the GEO-5
  • Secured the active support of the attendees on the "Urban CDM", a new paradigm, which obtains the carbon emission by integrating the volume reduced the carbon emission by the unit of city

Consolidated the cooperative relationship between uea and UNEP

  • Built the foundation for uea's leap into the world by jointly holding 2011 Urban Environment Accords (UEA) Gwangju Summit and 2012 Global Environment Ooutlook (GEO-5) Intergovernmental Meeting, where UNEP was participated as co-organizer and world city summits and representatives of each countries gathered and discussed the environmental problems.
※ What is uea?
The alliance of member cities established according to the agreement of the participant cities during the 2011 UEA Gwangju Summit to develop UEA, which has been mere non-official agreement, into the alliance of the low carbon green cities through the substantial exchange cooperation reinforcement, sharing the basic spirit of Urban Environmental Accords (UEA) established at San Francisco, U. S. A. in 2005. Through the establishment of uea, the substantial and specific global network such as regular bi-annual UEA Urban Summit, the development of Urban CDM and the urban environment evaluation index, the management of World's Low Carbon Green City Award, etc. was realized.
  • UNEP selected and announced publicly the agenda which agreed to hold jointly UEA city summit bi-annually, and to establish and manage the World's Low Carbon Green City Award
  • In the special meeting between Mr. Kang Un-Tae, the former mayor of Gwangju Metropolitan City and the director, Mr. Peter Gillude, active support on the UEA Urban Summit, to make the UEA Urban Summit as UNEP's official forum, to send out the employee of UNEP to Gwangju were secured

Special meeting with Kang Un-Tae, the former mayor of Gwangju Metropolitan City and UNEP