In the past, the Olympics have generated a significant amount of pollution and waste. Now this environmental challenge falls on PyeongChang. On February 9, the world will turn its eyes to the South Korean city as it hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) has been working to make this event fall in line with the expectations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In the process, the POCOG will aim to make the games environmentally friendly at all stages before during and after the events. The overarching goal is to make the games responsible for their carbon emissions and in the process release zero emissions.