Seongbuk District
South Korea

Population: 457570
Area of jurisdiction: 24.57 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Residents Who Practice Green Living
Seongbuk-gu sponsored a contest in May 2012 to gather resident ideas about green living. Five outstanding ideas that included shared bikes within apartment complexes, energy bills that consider carbon emissions, and eliminating paper cups from public facilities were selected and are currently in practice. 20% of residents have subscribed to the ecomileage project, which aims to reduce everyday greenhouse gas emissions by 10%. At borough headquarters, some 1350 employees are participating in the movement to use eco-friendly cups during meetings and when serving visitors. Mayor Yeongbae Kim commutes by bicycle. Participating Organizations:Korea University, Kookmin University, Sungshin Women’s University, Dongduk Women’s University, Hansung University, Seo Kyeong University, Korea’s National University of Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Green Value Project Citizen Participation
An environmental education ordinance has been established and serves as a base for grassroots environmental values cultivation through the Green Value Project, which pursues sustainable development and helps to reach and activate required knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. As regards environmental education, three schools have been designated Seongbuk environment schools, three eco-friendly practices youth groups have been formed, and four additional programs have been established using fun environment-related educational tools. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Seongbuk Power-Saving Plant
The Seongbuk power-saving plant, encompassing five apartment and one citizen community, established a cooperative agreement with local government. At the Seokgwan Doosan Eco Power-Saving Plant, changing the underground parking lot lights to LED units reduced electricity consumed by public facilities by 26%. The plant has also promoted bicycle cooperation with residents. LED lights and low-flow showerheads have been installed at Dongsomun Hydai Power Saving Plant. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Seongbuk Declaration of Freedom from Greenhouse Gases
To create a climate-change resilient city and promote citizen participation, the aggressive “Greenhouse Gas-Free Seongbuk” target objective was established via 25 city-designated projects lead by fourteen departments and centered on six strategies, including the goal of a green values city that practices green lifestyles. The Seongbuk Action Declaration was made on World Environment Day (June 5th) in conjunction with the Green Seongbuk Network and Seongbukgu Green Start Network, which identifies city and citizen responsibilities and actively promotes climate change response movements. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Community Village Building
To support healthy dietary and leisure habits, an urban vegetable garden was built in the 2571m2 empty lot at Seokgwandong featuring 1800 sets of eco-friendly gardening boxes made of recycled materials built adjacent to borough offices and the village creek. Litter has been cleared from a 4232m2 parcel in Jangwi-dong, at which gardening boxes are being distributed in each household and alley. The project also includes education programs in which parents and primary school students jointly participate. Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Jungnang River Ecological Stream Restoration Efforts
To make the Jungnang River and its tributaries clean enough to swim in, heads of eight autonomous bodies, including Seongbuk-gu, met and established a conference whose aim is improving water quality and restoring aquatic ecosystems destroyed by artificial channel straightening and stream intubation. Ecological reserves were established in November 2011 and a proclamation ceremony outlawing fishing was held in May 2012 at the same time Jungnang River trustees were appointed. Start year 2011
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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