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Article 1 (Name)
The organization shall be called "Clean Energy Promoting Citizen's Forum." The further abbreviated name is "Clean Energy Forum."

Article 2 (Goals)
The goals of Organization shall be determined as the prevention of global warming caused by greenhouse gases through increased energy savings, energy efficiency, renewable energy promotion and use, and the preservation of healthy regional ecological communities through campaigning activities. Corporation operations shall be determined by "Clean Energy Promoting Citizen's Forum" charter points.

Article 3 (Objects)
The following projects shall be deployed in order to realize the goals of Organization
1. Climate change and energy-related research project
2. Citizen participation and voluntary actions, educational projects against the climate change
3. Climate change and energy fund-raising projects
4. Climate change and Citizens' Organizations, ecosystems conservation projects
5. Citizens' education and promotional publicity according to UNFCCC
6. Other points to achieve corporation goals.

Article 4 (Address)
Principal office shall be located in Ulsan Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea.
Article 5 (Qualification)
According to goals, participation in the organization shall be available and rights and duties as member shall be guaranteed for individuals, enterprises, organizations and etc.

Article 6 (Entry and Recession)
1. Any candidate who wants to join must fill out the application.
2. Member may arbitrarily resign from the organization, forfeiting his or her right to membership

Article 7 (Members' rights)
1. Members have equal rights to participate in organization activities.
2. Members of General Conference have the right to speak, to attend meetings and to claim, to discuss and make decisions about organization's changes, to participate in the removal and appointment of board members, to oversee budget and accounting.

Article 8 (Members' obligations)
1. Members must comply with the resolutions of the General Conference and the Directorate.
2. Members must pay dues.
3. The method of collection the amount of dues shall be determined by the General Conference.

Article 9 (Reward and Punishment)
In the following cases the representatives of the Directorate may seek to award or to discipline a member by passing resolutions.
1. Award: Given to people who contribute to the development of the organization.
2. Discipline: Given to people who do not fulfill the obligations of Article 8.
                  People who discredit the organization.
3. According to above, there are the following types of discipline: warning, suspension, and expulsion.
Article 10 (Organize)
The number of co-representatives shall be less than 5. The number of Board of Directors representatives shall be more than 6. The number of Steering Committee representatives shall be more than 20. One Auditor shall be appointed.

Article 11 (Counselors and Advisors)
The organization may have any number of counselors and advisors according to a resolution of the Steering Committee.

Article 12 (Election)
General Conference in plenary session shall elect representatives of administrative bodies from among the members.

Article 13 (Period of office)
Board members shall serve a two year term of office and may be reappointed. However, officer shall be elected by the Steering Committee if the time of vacancy the remaining term is less than 6 months. In the case when the remaining term is more than 6 months an officer shall be re-elected on General Conference. This term should be considered as a remaining term of predecessor.

Article 14 (Duties)
Officers of the organization have the following duties:
1. Co-representatives shall represent the organization and generally manage the business of the organization.
2. Directors have a right to claim, to attend, and to vote. Directors shall to discuss and decide organization-related matters and address issues presented by the co-representatives.
3. Steering Committee members shall address issues committed by the Board of Directorate.
4. Auditor shall audit the accounting and management of the organization and report to Board of Directors and at General Conference. Moreover, in the case of negative audit result auditor shall demand a correction from the Board of Directors and General Conference and report to competent authority. Auditor can demand a meeting of Board of Directors and General Conference.
Article 15 (Organize)
The highest legislative body in the organization shall be the General Conference and it shall consist of all members.

Article 16 (General Conference categories and meetings)
There are two categories of General Conference: Regular Meeting and Special General Meeting. Regular Meeting shall be held annually before the 1st of March and shall be convened by the Chairman. Special General Meeting shall also be convened by the Chairman and shall be held in the following cases:
1. At the request of one third or more members;
2. At the request of Board of Directors;
3. At the request of co-representatives.

Article 17 (Chairman of General Conference)
The representative Director shall be the chairman of General Conference.

Article 18 (General Conference Establishment and Resolutions)
The General Conference shall be assembled when more than 50 participants are present, the majority being Steering Committee members, and resolutions shall be decided by a majority vote.

Article 19 (Matters for Resolution)
The General Conference shall discuss and decide following matters.
1. Change of Charter
2. Incorporation and dissolution
3. Officers election
4. Approval of Financial Reports and Budget Projects
5. Approval of Work Plan
6. Other important matters
Article 20 (Organize)
There must be a Board of Directors. It shall consist of directors and auditors.

Article 21 (Chairman)
The representative Director (only 1 person) shall be elected among the co-representatives and advisors for a two year term and can be reappointed. "Revised December 14, 2006"

Article 22 (Meeting)
Board of Directors shall hold regular meetings once every 6 months.

Article 23 (Establishment and Resolutions)
Board of Directors shall be assembled when a majority of current directors is present. Resolutions shall be decided by a majority vote.

Article 24 (Matters for Resolution)
The Board of Directors have authority to make resolutions about the following mattes:
1. Work management-related matters.
2. Work Plan management-related matters.
3. Budget Project management-related matters.
4. Matters delegated by the General Conference.
5. Matters relating to reward and punishment of members.
6. Advance in to the position of consultant and advisor.
7. Other management-related important matters.
Article 25 (Organize and Mission)
The Steering Committee shall be organized by the resolution of the Board of Directors. It shall set up other subcommittees and carry out matters delegated by the Board of Directors.
Article 26 (Finance)
Funding resources of the organization shall consist of members' fees, subsidies, grants, donations and other miscellaneous incomes.

Article 27 (Fiscal Year)
The business year of organization shall begin the first day of January and end the thirty first day of December.

Article 28 (Budget)
The annual Budget Project shall be formed before the beginning of fiscal year. It shall be discussed by the Board of Directors and approved by General Conference.

Article 29 (Financial Report)
The annual Financial Report with current auditor's report and activity report shall be prepared and discussed by the Board of Directors in February and approved by General Conference.

Article 30 (Financial Regulations)
The detailed rules of financial management of organization can be fixed separately.
Article 31 (Departments)
For the efficient fulfillment of its duties, the Organization shall have a Secretariat consisting of a director and few people as staff. Secretary and staff representatives shall be appointed by the Co-representatives and should be approved by the Board of Directors.

Article 32 (Service)
Staff shall be engaged in the work of the organization by the various regulations under the supervision of Co-representatives.

Article 33 (Remuneration)
Staff shall be paid according to additional regulatory of wages. Honorary officers can get payment for some expenses if occasion demands.
Article 34 (Change of the Charter)
Change of the Charter conducted at the General Conference requires the approval of 2 / 3 of current directors and the signing of a resolution, which in turn must be approved by competent authority.

Article 35 (The dissolution of the organization and the disposition of remaining assets)
Dissolution of the organization conducted at the General Conference requires the attendance of more than 50 participants the majority being Steering Committee members. The decision shall be made by the approval of 2 / 3 present members and reported to the competent authorities.
In case of dissolution the remaining assets shall be awarded to state, local government or to other non-profit organizations with similar aims. <Revised December 14, 2006>

Article 36 (Quorum for Organization)
Organization formation rights and voting rights in Article 18, Article 23, Article 34, Article 35 shall be entrusted in written form.
Article 1 (Implementation Date)
This Charter shall be implemented from the date of registration of the organization.

Article 2 (Matters not covered)
Matters not provided for in this Charter shall be subject to provisions of the Civil Code.

Article 3 Deleted <December 14, 2006>

[Revised December 14, 2006]
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