Ministern för Taiwans Environment Protection Administration, Stephen Shen, sade den 6 december att han kommer att presentera ett memorandum riktat till klimatmötet i Köpenhamn, med förhoppningen att Taiwan kan delta i projektet Clean Development Mechanism.
Den taiwanesiska regeringen hoppas att Taiwan i framtiden även kan delta i UNFCCC och FN:s klimatpanel.
Government Information Office
December 9, 2009
ROC seeks to engage in corporate carbon credit trade via the Clean Development Mechanism
Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Stephen Shen stated December 6 that he would present a memorandum addressing the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in hopes of having the Republic of China (ROC) become a party to the Clean Development Mechanism. Should the nation be admitted, then greenhouse gas emissions reductions seen in its businesses’ foreign investments and its assistance programs in Latin America could be counted as domestic cuts.
The EPA said that the ROC would implement plans geared at the voluntary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the goals laid out in such plans, the nation’s enterprises should be allowed to earn Certified Emission Reduction credits by gaining international certification and attracting foreign investment and technology.
The ROC delegation to the conference, led by Industrial Technology Research Institute Executive Vice President Chu Hsin-sen, is composed of 50 individuals from the EPA, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Council of Agriculture, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the National Science Council. The ROC government hopes the nation, using a similar format employed for its participation in the World Health Assembly, can gain observership at both the conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The EPA also disclosed that it would arrange bilateral meetings with the delegations of European nations, the United States and Japan and work to have alternative energy technologies introduced to the country.
Taipei County, Taipei City and Kaohsiung City, having become members of the group ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, have sent delegates to the Copenhagen conference to propose their own emissions reduction targets.