Seoul named Global Earth Hour Capital for 2015
Earth Hour South Korea
The city of Seoul was named the ‘Global Earth Hour Capital 2015’ in WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge. Impressed by the comprehensive approach to tackle the causes of climate change at the city level by ramping up the use of renewable energy, the international panel of judges selected the South Korean capital from a shortlist of national winners from 16 other countries. Seoul succeeds Canada’s Vancouver and South Africa’s Cape Town, previous winners of the award, and provides a role model for the many other fast growing cities in South-east Asia. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million tonnes and ensure at least 20 percent of electricity is procured from renewable sources by 2020, through increased use of solar power and green fuels for public transport.