Taiwan says it’s committed to play it role on Climate Change

Although the Republic of China (Taiwan) has been excluded from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its related mechanisms, it remains keen to join international efforts aimed at saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.

As a responsible member of the international community, Taiwan says it is committed to contributing to the fight against climate change, and is one of the few countries to have voluntarily announced reduction targets for carbon dioxide emissions.

The Taiwan Embassy said direct and regular access to meetings and activities of the UNFCCC would enable Taiwan to better deal with the impact of climate change. However, in light of the realities of Taiwan’s unique political status, Taiwan has until now been represented by the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) as an observer in sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

The Taiwan Embassy said direct and regular access to meetings and activities of the UNFCCC would enable Taiwan to better deal with the impact of climate change. However, in light of the realities of Taiwan’s unique political status, Taiwan has until now been represented by the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) as an observer in sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

Taiwan has been striving to improve energy efficiency by more than 2% per year in the period 2008-2015, so as to reduce energy intensity by more than 20% by 2015 compared to 2005 levels, and by 50% by 2050.

Moreover, Taiwan has decided to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 30% relative to the business-as-usual (BAU) benchmark by 2020. This scale of reduction is much higher than that of countries with similarly sized economies and higher than the 15%-30% reduction target by 2020 based on BAU for developing countries proposed by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in a statement said 10 allies last year voiced support for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UNFCCC at the high-level segment of COP18. Furthermore, 15 allies wrote to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Ms. Christiana Figueres in support of Taiwan.

 

 

Leave a Reply

error: Content is protected !!