Living in the Republic of Korea

South Korea, or officially Republic of Korea, is an East Asian nation which offers 5,000 years of culture and history. It’s capital city Seoul, is considered to be the world's sixth leading global city with the fifth largest economy and the seventh most sustainable city in the world.

Located an hour away from Seoul is Songdo, a new Smart City built from scratch on 1,500 acres of reclaimed land along Incheon's waterfront and is home to the Headquarters of the Green Climate Fund. 

The city has many natural resources and dynamic structures, including its futuristic intra-city transportation, making it a leading international city of sustainable development. Under the Framework Act for Low Carbon Green Growth, Songdo is being developed as a sustainable city with more than 40% of its area reserved for green space, 16 miles (26 km) of bicycling lanes, numerous charging stations for electric vehicles and a waste collection system that eliminates the need for trash trucks. It is the world’s first city to have all its major buildings on par or beyond the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED environmental and clean energy requirements.

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Living in Republic of Korea, the views of a GCF staff member.


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