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Tsai Ing-wen considers making carbon emission reduction a policy

Tsai Ing-wen considers making carbon emission reduction a policy

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said Friday she will consider making the agreement on carbon emissions reduction to be adopted at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference a policy. Together with Lee Yuan-tseh, the former president of Academia Sinica, Tsai held a dialogue with students at the Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan. Lee raised the issue of climate change and the pledge of many countries to sign an agreement to reduce carbon emissions at the Paris summit scheduled for Nov. 30 to Dec. 12. Tsai responded that she was aware of the message and would consider making the content of the planned Paris agreement part of her policy policy for 2016. She added, however, that making carbon emissions reduction a policy would be a big challenge for the DPP, the future administration and Taiwan because of the need to generate enough electricity while respecting the DPP's pledge to make Taiwan a nuclear-free homeland by 2025. Tsai said it would be important to secure enough power to meet the demands of industrial restructuring. (By S.P. Yeh and Lillian Lin)


Updated : 2021-09-19 11:22 GMT+08:00