PyeongChang 2018 announced the formation of an Advisory Committee that will help PyeongChang, should it host the 2018 Games, to deliver an environmentally sustainable Olympic Winter Games.
According to a press release the new committee will oversee research into low carbon and renewable energy, and will report to the PyeongChang 2018 Environment Committee that was established in January.
The new committee is made up of 10 sustainability and low carbon experts drawn from leading research institutions and companies including Samsung C&T Corporation, POSCO, and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
The committee will be responsible for developing measures that reduce carbon emissions at 2018 venues. It would also oversee the implementation of PyeongChang’s sustainability and low carbon plan.
ByeongNam Lee, PyeongChang 2018 Director General of Evaluation Preparation and Facilities said, “PyeongChang 2018 is making environmental sustainability a top priority and we are committed to delivering a low carbon Olympic Winter Games. Our Games Plan highlights how we will develop and build venues that will minimize carbon emissions, and we will utilize the latest technologies and methods to ensure that this commitment is fulfilled”.