As a Solar City and metropolis that has demonstrated innovative climate leadership, Seoul was selected as the final winner in the renewable energy category of the annual C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards.
This is the second time Seoul was given this award after its first in 2014, and the reception of this award was an opportunity for Seoul to elevate its status as a Solar City in the international society. Seoul received high scores for reduction of greenhouse gases, decrease in air pollution, creation of jobs, support for low-income classes, and other environmental benefits through the provision of solar power, the renewable energy most suitable for an overpopulated metropolis like Seoul, in addition to co-benefits such as an equal creation of economic and social benefits.
By 2022, Solar City Seoul will supply one million households with mini solar power stations, install solar power in every single public site where installation is possible, and promote the solar power industry to increase the total solar power generation to 1GW. Including the new supply of 52MW in solar power installation in 2018 and a total installation capacity of 203.6 MW, the Solar City Seoul project generated 237,805MWh in annual energy for reductions of 109tCO2 in greenhouse gases and 27.6 tons of fine particulate matter. It is anticipated that the project will produce up to 4,500 jobs by 2022.
The mayor of Seoul is currently active as Vice-chair of C40 Cities and a committee member of C40 Cities in East Asia. Seoul will be a part of the C40 Mayors Summit for the awards ceremony and the private committee meeting of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
At this Summit, Seoul expressed support for the Global Green New Deal, which was selected as a key agenda topic for C40, and participated in the air quality improvement declaration and planetary health diet declaration in agreement to make leading efforts to reduce of particulate matter and improve healthy diets.
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