The October 2019 Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), brought together representatives of 37 cities from 25 nations in Seoul, Korea to discuss the important position of local governments to address climate change. Mr. Park Won-Soon, mayor of Seoul, emphasized the need for cities around the world to adopt climate emergency declarations and mobilize additional resources to advance projects and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In his keynote speech to the Forum, Dr. Byrne, President of FREE, underscored how cities can utilize their in-city assets to accelerate the sustainable energy transition. Bottom-up, locally designed approaches that accommodate the diverse economic, political, and social structures of cities’ communities can benefit from local experience and multi-faceted knowledge to engender new ideas and help identify solutions to the climate change issue.
Video Caption: Mayor Park Won Soon and Dr. Byrne are featured in the Arirang clip.