“Such practices will be the key to creating a livable city for the socially and economically disadvantaged. Seoul will lead these changes through the ‘Green New Deal.'”
Under the new policy, Seoul will impose strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions from public buildings, increase the number pedestrian walkways and strengthen green mobility like ‘Ddareungi – the city’s shared bikes.
Furthermore, by restoring the ecology of streams, public parks in the city will be preserved as a place for wildlife and people to both enjoy.
Seoul will also continue its concentrated recycling efforts with the aim of producing zero domestic landfill waste.
“COVID-19 is a timely warning to us signaling that the climate crisis is threatening humankind ‘today,’ and not in ‘a distant future”’
To flip the script from a green crisis to a green opportunity after the COVID-19 outbreak, Seoul will use the Green New Deal to urge citizens to help tackle climate change.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.