On the occassion of the OECD Champion Mayors, partners and stakeholders of the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) in South East Asia met on 18 October 2017 in Seoul. The event was facilitated by the IUC Asia programme and aimed at coordinating the activities of the GCoM in the region. The meeting was opened by Dr. Joelle Hivonnet, Minister Counsellor at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, who highlighted the importance of cities in regard to reducing emissions.
Nati Lorenzo, responsible for the IUC Asia project at the EU Delegation to China, underlined that the EU’s bilateral policy dialogues on climate change in the region are of high relevance for the project. She invited partners at the CGoM to make proposals for joint activities during the projects’s life-cycle.
The meeting included the Amanda Eichel, Executive Director at the Secretariat of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, as well as representatives from UN Habitat, ICLEI, UCLG-ASPAC, C40, CDP and CityNet.