Gangneung City
South Korea

Population: 219274
Area of jurisdiction: 1040 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 10% by 2020 (2005) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 21% by 2020 (2005) 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 ( 2010 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005

Mitigation actions

Improvement of sewer for low carbon green city
Effective management of a sewage treatment plant through inflow circuit breaker Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Saving of local energy
Reduction of GHG emissions and energy saving for low carbon green pilot city Start year  
Sector Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Promotion of 『Low carbon Green pilot city』
Construction of model city for low-carbon and green growth to reduce GHG emissions and environmental pollution and to create new growth engine and jobs by green technology and clean energy Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Improvement of non-industrial GHG emissions facility
Change of LED streetlight in the highschool and university Start year  
Sector Buildings and Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Vitalization of ‘Green Start Gangneung Network’
private-public governance organization corresponding to climate change climate change education, formation of green leader, green home consulting, promotion of climate change etc Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Carbon point system
Program for reducing GHG emissions through offering the incentives (point) according to their reduction results in the use of electricity, gas and water in households and shops(buildings). Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Effective and eco-friendly management of city hall
Construction of eco-friendly city hall corresponding to low carbon green growth pilot city Start year  
Sector Buildings and Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Support of electric charge for scene lighting of apartment houses
Ensure the safety through the support of electric charge for scene lighting of apartment houses for low-income people Start year  
Sector Buildings and Facilities
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Improvement of lightening at a crime-ridden district
dditional implementation and repair of streetlight and security light on students’ safe way to school in order to protect students from different safety accidents and crime Start year  
Sector Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Construction of green space in unused land along the curb
Afforestation of empty land(illegal arable land) in the road Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Construction of street trees
Realization of valuable green city with beautiful landscape at the street and reinforcement of connection with city ecosystem through systematic construction of street tress and its management Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Construction of Back-nyun-i-um(100 year connection) green-sharing forest
Construction of localized forest Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Construction of landscape forest in preparation of 2018 Winter Olympic
Construction of landscape for creating visual image harmonizing the stadium and main access road related Winter Olympic Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Management of public forest
Systematic and effective management of public forest Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Forestation project
Stable supply of good wood through forestation and improvement of public value Expansion of carbon sinks corresponding to climate change Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Expansion of LNG Supply
LNG Supply to detached house, multiplex house and townhouse etc Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Projects for providing new & renewable energy
In order to expand the supply of new & renewable energy, it has implemented city-run projects (sunlight, heat, geothermal) and Korea Energy Management Corporation-run projects (sunlight, heat, geothermal) Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Sewage Treatment Plant Digestion Efficiency Improvement
Anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge generated in the process pioneered new demand by utilizing biogas energy use and dissemination of government policies in response Start year  
Sector Water and Wastewater (energy only)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Gangneung Hongje Water Treatment Plant Green Energy Facilities
Renewable energy facilities in the water treatment process by introducing low-carbon, green model city image promotion and civic education as a field of Gangneung utilized Start year 2009
Sector Water and Wastewater (energy only)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Green City Experience Center
Electric buses and electric vehicle chargers installed around the green city with history and culture, and tourism resources to explore the introduction of a green city tours and bicycle and bicycle roads superintendent green transportation experience through the chapters have been compositions. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Environmental management Master Plan
Environmental friendly energy utilization, Smart transport plan, Sustainable building space, Restore the ecological environment Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Management of Gyeongpo Euryale ferox Salisb. wetland
Use wetland for ecological environment education, eco-tourism Systematic and effective management of wetland which is a rich repository of bio-diversity and has a function to purify pollutants etc Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Recovery of Sunpogae Eco-Wetland
Through recovery of eco-wetland, it has created different organism habitat Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Environment conservation and facility
onstruction of eco-park near cultural sites and expansion of facility Start year  
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Ecological restoration of Shinri-river
Ecological river restoration Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Construction of eco-friendly agriculture zone in preparation of 2018 Winter Olympic
As hosting city for winter olympic, it has prepared the base for production high-quality safe agricultural products. Start year  
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Culture, production and supply of an agricultural effective microorganism
Culture, production and supply of an agricultural effective microorganism for expansion of eco-friendly agriculture and livestock Start year  
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Construction of Green city clean agriculture belt
Construction of watershed-based specialized area in the upper region of the river Construction of eco-friendly rice production area for school meal Production of eco-friendly and organic potatoes for school meal Start year  
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Plans for tourism resources of costal landscape
Construction of ocean rail bike Construction of green landscape street at the eastern coast Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Conservation and management of clean ocean
Emergency restoration of erosion area at a costal beach Clean-up the waste at the beach and harbor Start year  
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Realization of low-carbon fishery and management stabilization
support of high-efficient fishing equipment and stabilization of fishery management Start year  
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Promotion of mountain climbing culture
Expansion of forest culture service With the increase of mountaineer, it has made a tracking road alongside the city limits for enjoying forest ecosystem, culture and historical experience. Start year  
Sector Energy
Type  
Status In progress
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Korea Green Climate Cities
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics host city for ICLEI's Green Climate Gangneung City to promote the registration phase of the local O2 plus enhance and strengthen the symbolism for Olympics Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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