Suwon City
South Korea

Population: 1147246
Area of jurisdiction: 121 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 5% by 2015 (2005) 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 ( 2010 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005

Mitigation actions

Ecomobility 'World Festival Suwon 2013
Suwon City hosted the first EcoMobility World Festival in partnership with ICLEI and UN-HABITAT during the whole month of September, 2013. Throughout the month, Haengung-dong surrounded by the Hwaseong Fortress was transformed into a future EcoMobility neighborhood where no fossil fuel-based vehicles were allowed to run through. With the active participation of 4,343 residents from 2,200 households, who own 1,516 cars altogether, up to 481 tons of green house gases were reduced. In addition, the neighborhood could reduce 33.4 tons of green house gases by replacing traditional signboards with LED ones in a total of 1,292 shops. Suwon City has created specialized streets within the pilot project area by launching a number of public works, which include burying electricity cables underground, promoting the regeneration of allays and old paths, improving the sewage system, and creating a number of pocket parts. Also, the city has improved the landscape and housing by renovating old building facades, improving old housings and providing support for green building construction, successfully transforming the neighborhood into an EcoMobility-specialized village. During the festival, more than one million visitors including city representatives from 95 international cities of 45 countries came to Haengung-dong and saw for themselves the intentional inconveniences caused by a life without cars. The festival successfully warned cities around the world against car-oriented transportation policy, suggesting the possibility of shifting towards people-oriented and environmently friendly transport systems. With the success of this unique event, Suwon has gone one step further towards an EcoMobility capital in the region. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Practice of green consumption and purchasing
Green products are those which discharge less carbon relative to other similar products during manufacturing. Suwon is promoting a project to encourage the purchase of green products. In 2012, 42.7% of the products purchased by Suwon City were green products. The amount of greenhouse gases reduced from such purchase is estimated to be about 500 tons every year. Suwon is promoting a variety of promotions and education projects so that green purchasing can be activated not only at the government level, but also in the private sector Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Carbon neutral program
For certain events, the carbon neutral program estimates the amount of carbon generated from the event, and then promotes a measure to counterbalance the amount. Some of the measures to counterbalance the amount of carbon generated include planting trees and installing new regeneration energy facilities. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Management by objective for government buildings and wastes
The system of management by objective sets goals for reducing greenhouse gases for government buildings and wastes. The system tracks how well goals have been met. Suwon is planning to continue to meet the goals by practicing energy-saving policies and actively improving related facilities. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Enforcement of the carbon point system
The carbon point system attracts members such as families and commercial facilities, and provides them with incentives based on how much electricity, water, or city gas they saved. By reinforcing promotion activities, Suwon City is aiming to expand the number of participating families to 100,000 households by 2015. Start year 2009
Sector Residential
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Project to make a village where the citizens are in charge
By inviting public participation for Village Renaissance, Suwon is supporting activities that create villages based on promotions to reduce greenhouse gases through tending vegetable gardens on rooftops, installing sunlight generation facilities, and replacing conventional devices with high efficiency devices. Start year 2012
Sector Residential
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Green campus project
This project is helping to build eco-friendly and energy-saving universities in Suwon City by encouraging them to introduce energy-saving products and carbon scholarships. Through presentations on green campuses, the city is planning to recruit participating universities and conduct a model project. The city plans to expand the green campus project every year. Start year 2013
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Construction of a model village using green energy
Among the densely populated areas and apartment complexes, this project selects energy-saving model villages to support the improvement of energy efficiency and the practice of using less energy with LEDs, upgraded insulation, and green rooftops. Suwon City is planning to create a standard model of urban-type energy-saving villages by encouraging the voluntary and self-led participation of citizens and providing preemptive administration support. Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Project of voluntarily reducing greenhouse gases
For the thirteen non-industrial worksites, including mass distribution facilities and office buildings, that entered an agreement to reduce greenhouse gases voluntarily, Suwon City will construct greenhouse gases inventories and provide consulting. Based on the data collected, the city will prepare guidelines for reducing greenhouse gases, so that more worksites can participate in this project. Start year 2012
Sector Commercial
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Citizens’ movement to reduce 1.1 million tons of greenhouse gases
In 2015, Suwon City set the goal of reducing 1.16 million tons of greenhouse gases based on the expected amount of discharge (BAU). The city is encouraging citizen movements to reduce one ton of greenhouse gases per citizen. The city is also promoting an omnidirectional project for education, PR, and support, to help citizens practice energy-saving lifestyles. Although this project cannot be directly controlled because it requires the participation of citizens, once the atmosphere of participation is spread, it can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases at the greatest level. Suwon has a long history of citizens’ movements, and the city is planning to develop the movement of reducing greenhouse gases into one of its foremost movements, spreading the overall social atmosphere of saving energy. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Project of encouraging the use of public transportation
Suwon City is putting in efforts to encourage the use of public transportation. These efforts include the improvement of the public transportation by installing more bus management systems (BMS)/bus information systems (BIS), extending the connection with the metropolitan railroad network and reforming the bus route system to make public transportation more convenient. Suwon City is also promoting the introduction of an eco-friendly tram for the 6.1km section connecting the crowded Suwon Station area and the World Cultural Heritage Hwaseong area. Benchmarking successful cases of France and Holland, the tram system is currently at the stage of basic and operative design. The construction of the tram system is expected to start in 2014 and be operable in 2016. The traffic share of Suwon City is currently 44.9%. By 2015, the city is planning to increase this ratio to 55%. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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‘Self Car-free Day’ Promotion
Suwon City is promoting ‘Self Car-free Day,’ during which car owners select a day during the week and refrain from driving. Participants are issued an electronic tag to receive benefits such as discounts on congestion fees and traffic charges. Start year 2008
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Green car insurance
For the first time in Korea, Suwon City has introduced and is promoting a model green financial incentive and environment protection support fund that refunds a portion of insurance premiums based on the amount of greenhouse gases reduced by reducing mileage. By 2013, the city plans to have attracted 20,000 members and reduce 1,272 tons of greenhouse gases. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Construction of the Energy-independent Climate Change Experience & Education Center
Scheduled to be completed by February 2014, the Climate Change Experience & Education Center is planned for the Administration Town of Gwonseon-gu, at total size of 3.159㎡. The center is an eco-friendly building with the concept of ‘Energy Independence.’ By installing insulators, highly efficient devices, and new regeneration energy facilities, the center is designed to save a total of 2496MWh of electricity and reduce 1,176 tons of greenhouse gases every year. Using the Climate Change Experience & Education Center as a foothold, Suwon is planning to inform the citizens about the seriousness of climate change through exhibitions, experience programs and education sessions on climate change and global warming. In addition, the city will encourage the citizens to live a ‘green life’ and deal with climate change head on. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Construction of an eco-friendly high-tech industrial complex
Suwon City is currently constructing an eco-friendly high-tech industrial complex with high energy efficiency and new regeneration energy facilities. Included in the design of the complex are the installation of highly efficient devices, improvement of insulation, and the installation of clean energy facilities. The eco-friendly high-tech industrial complex is expected to save 20,000 MWh of electricity on 2,800TOE of energy. Start year 2008
Sector Industrial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Expansion of eco-friendly structures
As a measure to sustainably deal with climate change, Suwon is actively promoting the expansion of eco-friendly structures. The city is expanding the certification of eco-friendly structures and buildings, and implementing an incentive system so that the spread of eco-friendly structures will be made voluntarily. Also, for conventional houses, the city is supporting remodeling projects such as replacing windows and installing insulators, as well as revising related ordinances to provide an administrative foundation for the expansion of eco-friendly structures. Start year 2010
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Improving the insulation and energy efficiency of conventional houses
Suwon City is supporting low-income households in the installation of insulators and replacement of boilers to improve energy efficiency, save energy costs, and reduce the discharge of greenhouse gases. After completing this improvement project for 2,325 households by 2015, 3,062 tons of greenhouse gases will be reduced every year. Start year 2010
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Food waste reduction project
To reduce the amount of food waste generated from the apartments of Suwon City, the city is promoting a full-scale introduction of the volume-rate waste collection system. In 2012, the city introduced this system to 74,000 apartment households in Yeongtong-gu as a model project, and it is planning to expand it to other areas of the city during 2013. The full introduction of the system is expected to reduce more than 20% of food waste generated from apartments. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Wastewater processing facilities energy-independence project
By improving the efficiency of the digestion chambers of wastewater processing facilities, the amount of sludge can be reduced while increasing the amount of digestion gas generated. The digestion gas generated can then be used as a subsidiary heat source for the sludge processing facilities. By increasing the amount of gas generated by about 45%, 670,000m3 of LNG can be saved every year. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Recycling dried-up sewage sludge residue
Since 2010, Suwon has been collecting dried-up residue from sewage sludge treatment plants to reuse them as subsidiary fuels for thermoelectric power plants or cement companies. More than 20,000 tons of dried-up residue is produced every year to reduce about 30,000 tons of greenhouse gases Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Heat recovery facilities in incinerators
Heat generated while operating incinerators are being recovered and reused. Residual heat is used to warm surrounding apartments. Every year, Suwon City sells about 250,000 Gcal of residual heat, reducing greenhouse gases by about 70,000 tons. Start year 2010
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Expansion of the supply of low-carbon vehicles
This project encourages ordinary citizens to use compact, hybrid, electric, and low-carbon cars to reduce the discharge of greenhouse gases. Suwon City is striving to improve the awareness of citizens and attract their voluntary participation in reducing greenhouse gases by continuously conducting PR activities, education projects, and campaign movements Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Project to lower the carbon discharge from diesel vehicles
Suwon City is supporting the early retirement of diesel vehicles older than seven years, or remodeling them into vehicles using LPG engines. After scrapping the old diesel vehicles, the city encourages the car owners to replace them with vehicles with less carbon discharge (LPG discharges less carbon than diesel). These efforts are reducing air pollutants as well as the discharge of carbon. Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Car-sharing system
Suwon is the first city in Korea to introduce a car-sharing system. The city is promoting the project by increasing the number of shared cars and parking lots for them, while expanding the method of operation, for example, adding a one-way option. The successful implementation of the car-sharing system can reduce the purchase of 8~10 second cars for each shared-car operated. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Expansion of the supply of eco-friendly vehicles
Suwon City is replacing its official vehicles with eco-friendly vehicles that use highly efficient and clean energy. By 2014, the city is planning to replace all of its buses with those using natural gas. The city is also planning to expand the infrastructure of gas-recharging. Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Facilities to reuse the sink water in public restrooms
Water used in the sinks of Suwon City’s public restrooms goes through a simple processing procedure, and then it is used as toilet water. In 2013, the city is planning to install the facilities in six public restrooms to reuse more than 10 tons of water every year Start year 2009
Sector Water and Wastewater (energy only)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Reuse of treated wastewater from Seoho Ecological Water Resource Center
Seoho Ecological Water Resource Center treats 40,000 tons of wastewater a day. By reusing it, Suwon City is creating a better water environment and supplying water necessary for sustaining streams. The reuse of treated wastewater prevents the dry-up of streams, restores their function, and reduces the discharge of greenhouse gases by saving water resources. Start year 2009
Sector Water and Wastewater (energy only)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Increase of waterworks flow rate
Suwon City is increasing the flow rate of its waterworks by repairing old water pipes, replacing gauges, cleaning pipe ends and expanding the calibers of pipes. The city is also eliminating the causes of unnecessary wastes of water by introducing a scientific and systematic method of finding leaks. Start year 2010
Sector Water and Wastewater (energy only)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Operation of dispersal rainwater management facilities
To restore the water-circulation system and promote the reuse of water, Suwon introduced the 'Rain City Project’ in 2009. The 'Rain City Project’ removes obstacles to water circulation and impermeable layers and installs small rainwater storages and infiltration facilities in buildings and forests. By 2030, Suwon is planning to increase its water self-sufficiency to 50%. Start year 2010
Sector Water and Wastewater (energy only)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Replacement of lamps in apartment housings
Using subsidiaries and private capital, this project replaces lights in underground apartment parking lots with highly efficient LED lightings. Suwon City has been conducting questionnaires among parties related to apartments and promotions to encourage their participation in this project. By 2015, a total of 8,000 LED lightings will be supplied to reduce 429 tons of greenhouse gases every year. Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Replacement of lamps in public restrooms
As a leader and mecca of world restroom culture, Suwon City has more than 100 pleasant public restrooms in its nooks and corners. The city has been continuously promoting a project to replace the 1773 indoor lamps installed in its restrooms with LED lamps. The city is also increasing energy-saving by maximizing natural lighting and installing energy-saving sensors Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy-saving LED signs improvement project
Focusing on major streets and roads such as Hwaseong, Suwon Station, and traditional markets, Suwon City is promoting a project to create streets and roads with beautiful signs. Beautiful signs upgrade the level of urban design. The installation of energy-saving devices is also contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Replacement of park lamps
In Suwon City’s 227 parks, a total of 4,526 park lamps are installed. Among these lamps, 1,219 have been replaced. The replacement of park lamps will continue following an annual plan. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Replacement of traffic lights
This project replaces the traffic lights in Suwon with highly efficiency devices that consume less electricity. The city has already replaced all of its 2,864 conventional traffic lights to reduce power use by 2258Mw every year. This project also reduces 1,064 tons of greenhouse gases every year. Start year 2010
Sector Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Replacement of streetlight/security lights
This project replaces the streetlights/security lights in Suwon with highly efficiency devices that consume less electricity. Through 2012, about 21% of the streetlights/security lights had been replaced, and by 2015, Suwon City is planning to replace all streetlights/security lights. This will reduce greenhouse gases 1,038 tons of every year Start year 2010
Sector Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Replacement of indoor lights in public buildings managed by Suwon City
The total number of conventional lights in the 38 city-managed public buildings, including the Facilities Management Corporation and city-owned nurseries, stands at 18,339. Through 2012, 4,604 LED lights replaced conventional ones, and by 2015, 9,604 (52.3%) LED lightings will have replaced the conventional lights Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Light replacements in public office buildings
This project replaces the conventional lights in 68 public office buildings with highly efficient LED lightings. Through 2012, 11,615 of the 45,959 conventional lights have been converted to LED lightings, and by 2015, 26,115 (56.8%) will be LED lights. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Sunlight shopping center
This project focuses on large malls and department stores in Suwon, installing sunlight generation facilities on their rooftops and walls of the buildings. Since large malls and department stores are known to use large amounts of electricity, the project can form a social atmosphere suggesting that major consumers of electricity are leading the supply of clean energy. Suwon City aims to install sunlight facilities generating 300KW by 2015. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Sunlight bus stops
This project installs sunlight generation facilities on the roofs of bus stops, so they can supply electricity necessary for lights, displays for bus operation information, and WiFi devices. The project can maximize the municipal PR directed towards the citizens and their regard for clean energy projects. Start year 2013
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation of sunlight generation facilities by the citizens of Suwon
Through the investments of Suwon’s citizens, sunlight generation facilities are being installed and operated. Profits made by selling electricity are returned to the citizens. This project will expand the supply of new regeneration energy and create profits at the same time. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy-independent foundation model project in social welfare facilities
On the roofs and rooftops of social welfare facilities, like those for elderly citizens and senior citizen centers, Suwon City is installing sunlight generation facilities to reduce electricity charges and share new regeneration energy. Eventually this effort will lead to an energy-independent foundation for social welfare facilities and expand the use of clean energy. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Low-carbon green apartments project
By installing sunlight facilities on the rooftops of apartments, the electricity can be generated through sunlight for residential use. Suwon City is planning to provide funding to support the installation costs of such facilities, so that the use of new regeneration energy can be expanded to apartment houses. In Suwon, 72% of all households are apartment houses. Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Private generation project
This is a project that persuades power generation companies to install sunlight facilities. The project is already contributing to the increased use of clean energy in the target area, as well as the expanded use of new regeneration energy in the private sector. By 2015, the installation of sunlight facilities will be expanded to generate 500KW Start year 2010
Sector Industrial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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RPS project
RPS is a system that persuades power generation companies to make new regeneration energy a certain portion of their total power generation amount. By using the idle areas of public buildings, Suwon is promoting the installation of new regeneration energy facilities. By 2015, the city is planning to install sunlight facilities generating about 6MW to reduce 3,667 tons of greenhouse gases every year. Start year 2013
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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General supply project
To expand the installation of new regeneration energy facilities in the private sector, Suwon is promoting a project to provide financial support for installation in private buildings. By 2015, the city is planning to support the installation of sunlight, solar heat, and geothermal heat facilities to reduce 365 tons of greenhouse gases every year. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Green homes project
This project is provides funding to assist in the installation of new regeneration energy such as sunlight, solar heat, and geothermal heat for residential houses. In 2012, 120 green home projects reduced 253 tons of greenhouse gases. In 2013, the city is planning to increase this to include 60 homes every year. Start year 2010
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Mandatory installation of new regeneration energy facilities project
For schools, public facilities, and buildings larger than a certain size, Suwon City is planning to make the installation of new regeneration energy facilities mandatory. By 2015, solar heat facilities generating a total of 480KW will be installed in 30 buildings, resulting in the reduction of 1,080 tons of greenhouse gases every year. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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New regeneration energy supply to public agencies project
Suwon City is expanding the installation of new regeneration energy facilities, such as sunlight, solar heat, geothermal heat, and small hydro power in its public agencies. As of 2012, the facilities were installed in a total of 25 agencies, reducing some 483 tons of greenhouse gas every year. By 2015, the facilities will be installed in an additional 37 agencies to reduce 1,166 tons of greenhouse gases every year. Start year 2005
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Eco-friendly atopic dermatitis cure center construction
Suwon City is currently constructing an atopic dermatitis cure center that will provide information on environment-based diseases, as well as prevent and cure such diseases. The center will have a variety of experiential facilities, with an eco-friendly construction design. About 73% of the center’s land consists of green spaces. Start year 2010
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Eco-friendly urban farms construction project
The foundation of urban farms is built by using the various spaces inside the city. Through organizing citizens’ farms and operating urban agriculture academies, Suwon is providing a community space as well as improving the urban environment. Start year 2011
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Eco streams restoration project
By restoring the water quality of streams that have deteriorated because of urbanization and improving the ecosystem of the water, Suwon is creating eco-spaces inside the city. Also, the green areas Suwon is creating around the streams are reviving the ecological healthiness of the city and helping to cope with climate change. Start year 2006
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Expanding greenery in urban spaces
The city is striving to create a pleasant urban environment and provide nature-friendly street scenes. The 'school forest construction project’ cultivates the sensibilities of students and provides citizens beautiful and pleasant rest areas. The ‘greenery under overpasses project’ eliminates the typically desolate and dry atmosphere under overpasses. The city is also expanding the total area of green lands by making leftover areas green and constructing village yards. Start year 2010
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Planting 100 million trees
Every year, to create eco-friendly and healthy urban scenery through sustainable forest resources, Suwon is promoting a forest-raising project covering 120ha. By planting more than a million trees a year in parks, roadsides, facility greens, and landscapes gardens, the city is sowing absorbents of greenhouse gases. Start year 2010
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Rooftop greening project
On the rooftops of public and private buildings larger than a certain size, flowers and trees are being planted to increase cooling during summer and insulating during winter. It acts to improve the buildings’ energy efficiency. Moreover, it expands the green area of the city, improves scenery, and provides eco-friendly rest areas. Start year 2014
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Suwon Palsaekgil Roads Construction
Suwon City has selected eight foot roads and designated them Palsaekgil Roads, or “roads with eight colors”. On these roads, people can enjoy beautiful scenery, listen to exciting stories, and experience urban culture. They prominently feature Suwon’s nature, streams, traditional markets, old streets, and cultural assets. The Palsaekgil Roads project will create a green area with a total size 7ha. Start year 2010
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Green areas construction project
Abandoned lands, leftover areas, and important parts of the city such as buffer greens, scenic greens and connective greens are being planted with trees. Management of these lands and areas is also being promoted to construct a pleasant living environment, as well as to sustain the ecosystem and organize properties of the city Start year 2010
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Low-carbon green park construction
To effectively deal with climate change, urban parks are being created and remodeled to expand the size of the city’s green area. Also, by planting trees with superb carbon-absorbing characteristics, the removal of carbon from the environment is being maximized. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Urban forest construction project around Hwaseong
Healthy pine trees will be preserved in the 79ha of greenery surrounding the World Cultural Heritage Hwaseong, and a project to create an urban forest will continue to be promoted. By doing so, a sustainable forest will be developed inside the city as a carbon absorbent. Start year 2009
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Urban development project for a nature-friendly Shindong area
A nature-friendly urban development project, as part of an area-unit plan, is being promoted to turn the Shindong area (Yeongtong-gu, Suwon City) into an eco-friendly & pleasant living space. A green area with a total size of 4.4ha, including a waterside eco-park, will be built, and more than 2,200 trees will be planted to form a green network connected with the citizens’ life zone. Start year 2006
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Renewable Energy Distribution Expansion
The city is promoting the construction of a 2000 kw photovoltaic power plant in unused public facilities areas. Additionally, renewable energy distribution facilities with a total output of 2340 kw were installed in Yeongtong Library in 2012, as well as in government office buildings including city hall and 101 private-sector buildings, which encompass photovoltaic, solar heat, geothermal, fuel cell, hydrological, and waste energies, producing an annual greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 4023 metric tons. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Low-Carbon Green Living System
Suwon introduced a Green Car Insurance System, a green financial product that partially refunds insurance premiums in proportion to fewer miles driven, as well as a shared vehicle system, in which drivers jointly own and use cars. The city has additionally rolled out incentive systems such as carbon points and green card systems to expand citizen participation in green living programs. 17,319 tons of greenhouse gas emissions are reduced annually. Furthermore, a Climate Change Experiential Education Center is under construction, with completion planned for 2014. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Carbon Sink Expansion
Suwon increased waterside greenspace by undertaking projects for the restoration of ecological streams and the recovery of old waterways. In addition, the city expanded greenspace in the urban area by creating school forests, planting trees in leftover lots and unused areas, and facilitating façade greening under overpasses. It also secured 225 ha of carbon sinks through an urban reforestation project in the area surrounding Hwaseong Fortress. As a result, an annual greenhouse gas reduction of 1487 tons is expected. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Establishment of a detailed performance plan to deal with climate change
Suwon is in the process of establishing a detailed performance plan to deal with climate change. This plan will be used to analyze the current ability of each field in coping with climate change based on future forecasts, and to select and find each field’s countermeasures against climate change through assessment of the effects of climate change and the vulnerability against them. By January 2014, the city will prepare a measure for six fields including health, calamity/disaster, agriculture, forest, water management and ecosystems. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Rain City Project
The Rain City Project is a project that installs small-sized rainwater storage and distribution facilities in buildings or forests to prepare for urban downpours, droughts and other abnormal weather conditions resulting from climate change. Suwon is implementing this project with an aim to achieve a 50% water self-sufficiency rate by 2030. The city completed establishment of a water recycling system by installing 14,000-metric ton rainwater storage tanks in the Suwon Sports Complex as well as 17,480-metric ton rainwater utilization facilities, 35,000-metric ton water purification facilities, and five reservoirs with a total capacity of 12,710 tons in Gwanggyo New Town. Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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