Background & History


The Seoul Initiative, initiated by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea at the fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific 2005(MCED-5) and endorsed by the 61st Commission Session of UNESCAP, held in May 2005, is aimed at addressing major policy issues for Green Growth highlighted in the Ministerial Declaration of MCED-5 and the Regional Implementation Plan for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, 2006-2010.

The Seoul Initiative provides a regional cooperation framework for Green Growth, taking into account the economic, social, cultural and geographical features of the region. It also provides a framework for policy consultations, capacity-building and networking for the promotion of Green Growth at the regional level.

The Seoul Initiative Network on Green Growth(SINGG), with countries in Asia-Pacific region as its members, facilitates the implementation of the Seoul Initiative and its activities to create a synergy between economic growth and environmental sustainability and to contribute to achieving economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable future for Asia and the Paacific.

History of the SINGG

  • mar 2005:Adopted ”Seoul Initiative on Green Growth” at MCED-5(Seoul, Republic of Korea)
  • nov 2005:Launching ”Seoul Initiative Network of Green Growth”(At 1st SI Network Meeting, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
  • 2006~2010:Executing Seoul Initiative Activities(5 times of Policy Consultation Forum and Leadership Programme,3 times of Network Meeting and 11 Pilot Projects)
  • sep 2010:Extended 2nd Phase of the Seoul Initiative at MCED-6(Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan)
  • 2010~2015:Executing 2nd Phase Activities of the Seoul Initiative
  • May 2015 : Extended the Seoul Initiative to the 3rd phase at 71st Commission Session of ESCAP (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • 2016~2020 : Executing 3rd Phase Activities of the Seoul Initiative

Organizing System

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Policy Consultation Forum
- K eco
Pilot Project
- K eco