Taiwan to push for reduction of CO2 emissions

The government will seek to reduce the annual carbon dioxide emissions in Taiwan to year 2000 levels by 2025, according to the Cabinet's chief technology adviser Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲).
Lee confirmed Thursday after the conclusion of the 27th meeting of the Executive Yuan Science and Technology Advisory Group that Vice Premier Chiou I-jen (邱義仁) has signed the meeting minutes, which will require ministries to meet the C02 emission reduction goal by 2025.
Lee said that by 2025, the government is expected to cut current greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 40 percent.
In order to meet that goal, the government needs to make massive adjustments in its policies governing relevant industries, Lee noted.
In 1998, the National Energy Conference reached a temporary agreement under which the government would aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the country to year 2000 levels by 2020, Lee said.