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  • Press Conference Held for ICLEI World Congress 2015

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  • On April 8, the ICLEI World Congress 2015 will get underway, providing over 2,000 people, including delegations from countries around the world as well as international organizations and NGOs, with opportunities to exchange and share knowledge and discuss the role that cities play in sustainable development on a global level.

    On March 10, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced its plans for the ICLEI World Congress 2015 and held a ceremony to appoint Julian Quintart (Belgium) and Robin Deiana (France) as honorary ambassadors for the Congress at Seoul City Hall’s Taepyeong Hall.

    At the ceremony, a video clip was played showing Quintart (Belgium) and Deiana (France) introducing the success of past sessions of the ICLEI World Congress, the variety of programs in which citizens may participate, and the Climate Change Exhibition.

    “Through this press conference, we hope to spread the word about the ICLEI World Congress 2015 before the opening day arrives,” explained Seoul Mayor Park Work Soon, and added, “I hope that many people will show their interest and participate in the Congress.”

    The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will be held from April 8 to 12 in Seoul, with most events being held at the DDP and Seoul Plaza.

    Founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the ICLEI is an international association of regional governments around the world that have made a commitment to the future sustainability of cities. The ICLEI’s International World Congress takes place every three years in member cities, and the ICLEI World Congress in Seoul will be the ninth session of the Congress, held on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the association.

    About 2,000 participants, including mayors of cities around the world and heads of international organizations and NGOs, will gather at the ICLEI World Congress to discuss sustainable development on a global level. This Congress will be significant step toward establishing a practical turning point for the world, as the results of the Congress will be proposed at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) COP 21, which will be held in December.

    2015 ICLEI World Congress: http://worldcongress2015.iclei.org/ko/

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