Incheon to take on 78 projects, create 58,000employment opportunities by 2025
On March 19, Incheon City hosted a subcommitteemeeting for Incheon’s Green New Deal, and took a full step towards transformingIncheon into an eco-friendly city.
Following the Digital New Deal subcommittee heldon the March 5, this meeting was convened to examine the performance of theGreen New Deal and discuss future directions.
▲ Incheon’s Green New Deal is scheduled to promotea total of 78 projects with the goal of “environment and safety improvement,and creation of new growth engines.” (Photo of a donation event for the IncheonCity Resource and Sharing Recycling Campaign)
A total of 78 projects are planned for the Incheon Green New Deal with the goalof “improving environment as well as safety, and creating new growth engines.”The initiative will aim to create 58,000 jobs by investing a total of KRW 5.6trillion by 2025.
In particular, at this meeting, participantsdiscussed the overall direction for the Green New Deal, recent achievements,and development plans moving forward, including the establishment of thefoundation for a hydrogen industry by signing an MOU with hydrogen-relatedorganizations, and launching of the Eco-friendly City Promotion Group (acontrol tower overseeing the promotion of maritime and environmental policies,etc.).
In particular, the experts who participated in themeeting gave in-depth advice on the future direction of the Incheon Green NewDeal.
▲ Photo of the CleanOcean TF (a project included in the Incheon Green New Deal), and photo of theSorae Port Sunset Bridge under construction.
▲ MOU forestablishing the foundation for a hydrogen industry in Incheon
Professor Won Dong-joon from Inha University discussed trends regarding thetransition from renewable energy to regionally-led distributed energy, andrecent discussions on the introduction of a carbon border tax in Europe. Healso emphasized that it is essential to transform Incheon’sindustries/companies into low-carbon and green industries/companies in order tomake them competitive in the marketplace.
Incheon National University professor Lee Hee-kwanadvised that the progress of the Green New Deal should be inspected on aregular basis using performance indicators related to the Green New Deal. Heargued that it is necessary to actively promote Incheon’s efforts towardsbecoming an eco-friendly city in public contests by central governmentministries.
Ha-yeon Yoon, a senior research fellow at theIncheon Research Institute, proposed new projects for the Incheon Green NewDeal, such as establishing a high-quality resource circulation platform withwaste disposal points.
The Incheon New Deal Promotion Team, led by Deputy Mayor AhnYoung-gyu, and other related public officials participated in the meeting, andspecial committee meetings involving experts with expertise and fieldexperience related to the Green New Deal, such as climate change and energy.