Titled “Green Industry for Sustainable Cities,” the fourth Green Industry Conference (GIC) is currently taking place in Ulsan, Republic of Korea from the 28th until the 30th of June. The Conference is jointly organized by the Ulsan Metropolitan City, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and UNIDO, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.
The Conference has kicked off to a great start with around 300 participants – including high-level government officials, representatives of the private sector, industry associations, academia and civil society – exploring the interdependence between industry and cities in the context of resource efficiency, green technology and eco-innovation. Today, participants will summarize discussions, take contributions from the floor, and convene key issues and action points to present the Ulsan Statement which will serve as a reference document for future discussion on city-level Green Industry initiatives.
Tomorrow, the concluding feature of the GIC will be field visits to state-of-the-art manufacturing sites (including Hyundai Heavy Industry, SK Energy, and Ulsan Hydrogen Town) in the city of Ulsan, the industrial powerhouse of Korea and a model for eco-industrial parks.