11. “2015 can and must be the time for global action”.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Good afternoon, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome and thank you for coming today. I am Kuo-Yen Wei, Minister of Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration.
Today I would like to talk about Taiwan’s climate change policies and actions, in our efforts toward a common future for global climate mitigation and adaptation.
In Taiwan, the Green New Deal was promoted by Taiwan EPA. It includes two approaches in one integrated pathway. According to the resolutions of “The Third National Energy Conference” in 2009, it is expected to establish 50 low-carbon communities in two years and 6 low-carbon cities in five years, and to establish the Taiwan Island into four low-carbon living spheres in ten years.
There is indeed a long way to go.
Energy must be used in a sustainable, highly efficient, manageable manner, but the prerequisite is that it is secured. Green economy will lead to an open market on green technology basis.
This is the vision for our low-carbon & sustainable communities or low-carbon homeland.