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Vision : Carbon Responsible Games

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will take responsibility of greenhouse gas emission during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games preparation and operation phases.
We have set “Carbon Responsible Games” as the vision of a low-carbon Olympic Games, and we will try to minimise the negative impact of the Games through greenhouse gas reduction and offsetting.


Carbon Responsible Games

We plan to reduce emitted greenhouse gas from all the phases of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by as much as we can, through various reduction measures, while the rest of greenhouse gas emissions will be offset through voluntary activities.

Goal : ZERO

To make the Games be responsible for its carbon emissions, we ultimately aim to reach 0 emission (ZERO, Zero (0) = Emission–Reduction–Offset) for emitted greenhouse gases during all of its phases through reduction and offset measures.
“In practice, it is necessary to identify and calculate all greenhouse gas emission sources to enable reduction. However, it is difficult to estimate the total emission of greenhouse gas emission sources (because emissions from small indirect sources and during the commodity production phase are sometimes left out, and estimation methodology is not 100% reliable). In this regard, zero greenhouse gas emissions mean zero emissions of inventory set out according to the international standards.”

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    Zero(0) = Emission - Reduction - Offset

Goals of greenhouse gas reduction and offsetting

Goals of greenhouse gas reduction and offsetting list

It is a 2012 ~ 2018 Year that guides for Greenhouse gas emissions, Goals of reduction, Goals of offset view detail

Year Greenhouse gas emissions(tCO2eq) Goals of reduction(tCO2eq) Goals of offset(tCO2eq)
2012 52,802 7,290 -
2013 89,215 12,693 -
2014 187,154 27,765 -
2015 261,331 40,312 151,257
2016 197,641 29,224 478,313
2017 148,758 19,266 301,678
2018 658,946 268,529 259,518
Total 1,595,846 405,080 1,190,766
Goals of greenhouse gas reduction and offsetting, 2012 Year Greenhouse gas emission 52,873, Goals of reduction 7,290, Goals of offset 0, 2013 Year Greenhouse gas emission 88,835, Goals of reduction 12,693, Goals of offset 0, 2014 Year Greenhouse gas emission 187,013, Goals of reduction 27,765, Goals of offset 0, 2015 Year Greenhouse gas emission 278,434, Goals of reduction 40,312, Goals of offset 151,257, 2016 Year Greenhouse gas emission 208,751, Goals of reduction 28,988, Goals of offset 478,313, 2017 Year Greenhouse gas emission 109,833, Goals of reduction 18,366, Goals of offset 460,107, 2018 Year Greenhouse gas emission 667,883, Goals of reduction 268,529, Goals of offset 100,000, Total Greenhouse gas emission 1,593,622, Goals of reduction 403,943, Goals of offset 1,189,677


This is a system developed to raise awareness of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to convey the meaning of holding a low-carbon Olympic Games by providing environmental information such as greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, indoor air quality, water quality, etc. during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The information provided is as follows:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions information – to provide greenhouse gas emissions information (with search options, such as graph and by venue/group) during the Games
  • Air quality information – to provide air quality concentrations (O3, CO, PM 10 and PM 2.5) of venue cities
  • Indoor air quality information – to provide indoor air quality concentrations (CO2, CO and PM 10) of the five ice venues
  • Water quality information – to provide water quality information (scent, taste, turbidity, residual chlorine and pH) of venues and athletes’ village water purification plant