Daejeon is the capital city of Chungcheongnamdo Province, located in the center of South Korea. It is the fifth largest city in South Korea, with a population of 1,442,856 at the end of 2005.
Daejeon is a particpant of the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network
Under the overall vision of a "Low Carbon, Green City", Daejeon's climate change response plan focuses on the ten priority tasks, including producing energy from waste and promoting renewables and energy conservation. In the area of transport, the city is promoting cycling, public transport and low-carbon vehicles. The city has also pioneered a "carbon points" scheme, whereby businesses and organizations that reduce emissions get carbon credits from the city authorities.
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