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Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin attends a special session at the P4G Seoul Summit


Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin attended a special session of the “P4G Summit,” held at 8 pm on May 24 (Mon), at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul. Mayor Kwon attended the session in person as the head of the Net-Zero Local Government Action Solidarity, along with the heads of all 243 local governments in Korea either in person or online, to reaffirm their commitment to carbon neutrality.



Special Session of the P4G Seoul Summit



As the inaugural chair of the Net-Zero* Local Government Action Solidarity (hereinafter, the “Solidarity”), Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin discussed the “Role of Local Governments for Carbon Neutrality” at the special session for the P4G Seoul Summit, which began at 8 pm on May 24.

  * Net-Zero: the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere, resulting in the net carbon emission amount of zero.


The session was attended by Ban Ki-moon, President and Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute, Minister of Environment Han Jeoung Ae, and foreign officials such as the mayor of Bonn, Germany, and the mayor of Aarhus, Denmark, attended virtually.


Prior to the discussion, the heads of all 243 local governments across Korea participated in person or virtually to reaffirm their commitment to the “Net Zero Action Declaration,” and the video recording of the session containing the discussions and the commitment of Korea’s local governments to achieving net zero will be accessible via YouTube and Facebook.


In the discussion, Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin remarked, “A consensus on carbon neutrality is spreading through solidarity and cooperation led by local governments, such as the launch of the Solidarity in 2020.” He ambitiously added, “We will do our best to expand the carbon-neutral policy, spearheaded by local governments, by having the local governments actively identify practical net-zero projects at the regional level.”