Changwon City
South Korea

Population: 1070199
Area of jurisdiction: 747.12 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a 30% by 2020 (2005)
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 ( 2008 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005

Mitigation actions

Pilot Distribution of Mini Photovoltaic Power Generation System to be Installed on Apartment Verandas
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Sector Residential
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Carbon Emissions Trading System
For flexible implementation of the Carbon Emissions Trading System in accordance with the national greenhouse gas emission allocation plan to be effectuated nationwide beginning 2015, ◆ this action plan aims to stabilize the implementation of the Emissions Trading Plan for coping with climate change issues and reducing greenhouse gases earlier and make full preparation by establishing internal regulations that help achieve the targeted greenhouse reduction quota per workplace. ◆Expected Effects ◎ Contribution to the early stabilization of the emissions trading plan in the first implementation year 2015. - Emphasizing the importance and promotion of the emissions trading plan. ◎ Change of awareness regarding energy savings by stimulating competition among places of business. - Change of awareness and desire to practice by stimulating the competition including penalties per place of business that exceeds permits. ◎ Contribution to the achievement of national target emissions and implementation of climate change adaptation 2030 - Achievement of the goal to reduce emissions by 30% over the greenhouse gas emission estimate in 2030 (BAU). Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Earth Hour Campaign
Since 2009, City of Changwon has implemented Campaign of Earth Hour for saving energy by turn-off lightings at buildings and houses with citizens participations. Every year, more than 12% of total city households were participated and reduced 9.7tons of CO2eq of Carbon by 1hour lighting off. By those efforts, city designated 22nd of every month as green days to saving energy day. Start year 2009
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Green Day Campaigne
For public awareness and education for climate change and nature conservations, city set green day on every 22nd and campaigne to citizens to save energy and local ecology. Start year 2006
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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10 million trees planting project
City has set a plan to plant 10 million trees to offset carbon emisssions in 2011. City has planted almost 1million trees every year by public participations and pubic efforts. The end of 2013, the planting reached more than 3million trees within all around the city. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Methane Bio Gas Purification Facilities
To improve renewable energy efficiency from Biogas, city cooperated with Private partnerships built digestion facilities for collecting and purifing Methane gas. It can produce 8,000 m3 of bio gas per day. The collected and purified gas is supplied for Public Buses. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Energy Target Management for the Environmental Facilities
There are 13 sites of Environmental Facilities which are managed by 30% energy reduction targets in 2020. Every facilities should set action and implementation plans to reduce GHG emissions. If the target were not satisfied, the facilities should improve their energy facilities with recommendations. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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EV Distribution Promotion Project
To expand low-carbon and energy efficiency policy, city has provided incentives for the citizens who purchase EVs. Not only incentives but also toll and parking expenses had been discounted to promote the use of low carbon and clean energy. City will provide 200 EVs till the end of 2014. At the end of 2013, There were 81 EVs with 83 electricity charging stations. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Integrated Public Transportation Operating System
To enhance use of public transportation, city and government facilitated customer oriented convenient services such as UTIS and BIS(2,454 spots). And city revised transportation signal system for 215 sites and introduced 735 taxies as branded. For the remoted area, city extended the public bus routes to 68 lines operating with 78 buses. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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CNG fueled public bus and filling stations
To reduce air pollutions and GHG emissions, city and government tried to replace to CNG fueled public buses and garbage vehicles with filling stations. The CNG bus exchange rate reached 97.2% in 2013 with 724 vehicles. Start year 2001
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Operating Public Bike System
As one of the planned and basin- shaped city, city was introduced Public Bike System on its public transportations in 2012. City operated 6,000 public bikes with 242 stations with 290,000 memberships. In the result, 24% of total citizens posesed their own bicycles. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Carbon Energy Target Management Implementations for Public Sector
City designated 86 public buildings to reduce GHG emissions. Once every month, designated 86 public buildings have to put their energy consumptions on the government carbon information measurment system. City sets 20% carbon reduction in public buildings energy consumptions through saving office heating and cooling, less use of Elevators, introductions of automatic control equipments in heating and cooling systems. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings and Facilities
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Renewable energy generations in Public Sectors
Using public buildings' rooftops or any similar empty public spaces, city and private businesses tried to build PV power generating facilities. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings and Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Switch to LED lightings for Pubic Buildings
City completed to switch all the lightings in public buildings to LED. More than 3,307 lightings were switched and enhanced as energy efficient electricity consumptions. Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy Saving Street Lighting System
City tried to swich the street lightings to energy efficient LED system by 10% of total street lightings. The number reached 1,520 in 2013. City continuously will install the energy efficient street lightings for 10%(3,340pcs) of total street lightings by 2020. Start year 2012
Sector Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Carbon Mileage System
Cooperations with a national government, city has promoted this incentive project to reduce carbon consumption at community level. City reached a target of the citizens participation by 23% with 89,853households in 2013. Start year 2009
Sector Residential
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Green Apatment Competition
To promote the climate change and energy saving policy, city announced the competions to award for the green activities and action plans for low carbon community. By reducing comsumption of water, gas and electricity of every apartment communities, city can deliver its' citizens the sprit of climate change and practical environmental habits. Start year 2013
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Low Emission Energy Suppling Policy
As following the clean energy suppling policy, city continuously build infrastructures for supplying clean heating energy for single unit residential areas. In 2012, 13,000 single unit households had benefits of clean energy supplying. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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1 million green home project
To expand renewable energy generations in citywide, city and national government have supported private housing to facilitate photovoltaic panals on roofs. City sets a target to support 1million houses of photovoltaic power generation panals. As of the end of 2013, there were 5,304 houses equipped with solar panals. Start year 2004
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Solar House Building Project
by excavating the disadvantaged, city has supported them to supply proper renewable energy generating system by facilitating photovoltaic pannels and solar heating boiler systems. Start year 2011
Sector Residential
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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GHG Energy Target Management System in Industrial Sector
As a home for machinery industry, city and government tried to reduce emmissions on industrial sectors by building carbon reduction target management system. There are 27 business units to control by this management system and the reduction target is 10.13% in 2020. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

School Environment Textbook Publishment
City has published elementary school textbooks for environment. It was first trial in Korea Municipality to distribute the textbooks to its schools. City suggested that the textbooks could use to mix with school curriculums and experimental activities. Since 2008, city provided 44,300 environmental textbooks with mindset of edutaiment. Start year 2008
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Urban Streams Restoration Project
city has small streams covered with concrete which is used for a parking lots. Under the concrete cover, there were streams polluted from wastes water. Others also badly polluted from the wastes water from adjacent industiral complexes. The smalls of the rivers were disgusting and no living things to survive. city has tried to rehebilitate the streams with ecologically safe and full of Biodiversity places. Since 2007, city with MOE were cooperated together to revitalize the streams. Thanks to the effort from local NGO, city Administrations and MOE, city integrated the works and started. Start year 2007
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar Tower Building
City has built an Ocean Solar Tower mounted with PV panals to produce 600kw/h of Electricity. This facility is also famous sight seeing and educational place to learn renewable energy generations. Start year 2007
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Storm and Flood Disater Prevention
As a coastal and marine city, Changwon has faced storm and flood risk every summer. It has typhoons in summer seasons and disasters resulted huge damages of assets floodings and casualties. City tried to build disaster walls on the edge of flooded area with pumping system and excavated water storages at the flood habitual areas. Start year 2005
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Best Village Building Project
Best Village Building Project is voluntarily participating programs of Citizens who want to make their communities as green and eco-friendly society. Each local Community sets best village implementing committee consisted of it's residents and discusses what would be a top priority to make it's community as environmentally sound and safe place. Through audit by experts, city can announce the winner with monetary and community award. Since 2010, city identified the environmental issues for each village and induced the solutions from each local community group. They set their own targets to overcome every task. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
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Healthy City Project
Cooperations with WHO, city introduced Healthy city project to make more safe and sustainable city. city excavated several health related initiatives such as natural and climate disasters preventions and safe and sound city stretagies for the vulnerable levels of people. Start year 2012
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Rain Water Collecting Storages Installation
Since 2010, City established Rainwater Management Ordinance to manage systemetic rainwater collectings. City started to install rainwater storages on public buildings and expanded to private buildings. At present, city has 5 rainwater storages. Start year 2010
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Green Rooftop Project
Since 2006, City has introduced green rooftop to make much cooler city and more green friendly city with 59 sites of green rooftops. At the initial stage, only public buildings were introduced green roofs. Those areas has been provided the residents comportable resting places. Other private buildings followed next and expanded whole city area with 50% of monetary incentives. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Small Streams Rehebilitation Project
City has rural areas to provide local food for its citizens. However, by the industrializations, the old only have left in rural areas and they are getting older and older. The lands,fields and stream across the villages were abandened with piles of wastes. Streams were polluted from chemicals and Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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