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Taiwanese institute, British firm working on green economy

Taiwanese institute, British firm working on green economy

Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) Initial research results of "Taiwan's green economic model" will be unveiled in December as part of government efforts to promote a low-carbon economy, the Institute for Information Industry (III) said Tuesday. The institute has been working with the United Kingdom's Arup Group Ltd., a leading engineering and consulting services firm, on low carbon transition plans, said Grace Lin, general-director of III's Advanced Research Institute. "With the data analyses provided by Arup's '4see modeling framework,' Taiwan can have a clearer picture of the areas in which the country can undertake low-carbon solutions," Lin said. Lin described the project as "mutual cooperation" with the British firm. "The project is a good start and we're expecting further, expanded research," Lin said. The result will serve as reference for future policy making, she added. The "4see" model is an innovative business analysis model that combines economic and ecological perspectives, said Simon Roberts, associate director of Arup's Foresight, Innovation and Incubator Group. There are no other comparable models to "4see," which combines the socio-economic-energy aspects of an economy in order to formulate consistent scenarios 20 years or more into the future, said Roberts, who was visiting Taiwan to promote the project. Roberts said at a press interview in Taipei that the model has been applied to the British economy and is currently being used to analyze the economies of Taiwan, Australia and Singapore. (By James Lee)


Updated : 2021-07-27 20:40 GMT+08:00