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Taiwan's resolve to reduce carbon in line with EU efforts

Taiwan's resolve to reduce carbon in line with EU efforts

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou declared Thursday the Republic of China cannot be absent from the global joint effort in reducing carbon emissions and the ROC government's level of resolve is in line with the target set by European Union. The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) and all 16 European Union member state offices in Taiwan jointly called on Taiwan to join the global efforts with concrete action in reducing greenhouse emissions before the Paris Climate Conference COP 21. Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (???) said that the President made the declaration in a government meeting on June 1 focusing on carbon reduction. Chen added that at the meeting attended by officials of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Atomic Energy Council and Environmental Protection Administration, Premier Mao Chi-kuo (???) instructed the economics ministry to map out a concrete target and implementation program to achieve carbon reduction targets set for different stages. In the meantime, efforts to promote the usage of renewable energy should be continued, Mao said. According to EETO, the EU has already established its target and will reduce carbon output by 20 percent by 2020 (in comparison to the 1990 level), 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. (By Liu Li-jung and Lillian Lin)


Updated : 2021-09-24 17:42 GMT+08:00