Changwon won the Grand Prize at the 2012 Republic of Korea Green Climate Awards offered by the National Assembly Forum on climate change.
The awards ceremony took place at the National Assembly building in Yeouido, Seoul, Feb. 15.
A spokesman at the forum said Changwon was chosen as the winner of the highest National Assembly Speaker’s Prize for its excellent environment policies such as the development of green industries, dissemination of green life among citizens, establishment of a green transportation system and the promotion of international exchanges to address climate change.
The annual award is given to institutions, organizations and individuals who contribute to the promotion of green growth and coping with climate change. There are six categories, including public firms, local governments, citizens, students and news media. Contestants were invited to apply for the annual award in December last year.
The second and third Grand Prizes went to the Buan Citizens’ Power Plant and Lee Dae-cheol, who built the “Zero Energy House” in Saldun Village, Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, respectively.