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U.S. lauds Taiwan-launched environmental initiative

U.S. lauds Taiwan-launched environmental initiative

Washington, Aug. 10 (CNA) A Taiwan-launched environmental initiative is a major program that has enabled countries to cooperate in environmental protection and exchange experiences, Jane Nishida, U.S. principal deputy assistant administrator for Environmental Protection Administration's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, said Monday. Speaking at the first conference of the International Environmental Partnership (IEP) in Washington, Nishida expressed the hope that the initiative will make a visible difference in the world community. The launch of the initiative was witnessed by President Ma Ying-jeou (???) and visiting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy when the latter visited Taiwan in April 2014. The United States was the first to join the IEP, and so far, 28 countries have joined the initiative since its launch. Wei Kuo-yen (???), visiting head of Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration, noted during an address at the conference that Taiwan and the United States have signed bilateral agreement for technical cooperation in the field of environmental protection for more than 20 years and have carried out more than 200 projects. Taiwan has learned methods of environmental management and pollution control from the United States, including how to cut carbon emissions and improve waste management and air monitoring. Similarly, Taiwan also wants to contribute to the international community, and the establishment of the IEP platform enables it to share its experience in environmental management. He said that the IEP has helped more than 30 groups and organizations, as well as holding activities for environmental protection education. It has also assisted many environmental research programs, such as The Cities Clean Air Partnership, which is the first major clean air certification and partnership program to encourage air quality protection. Representatives from many countries are attending the conference to share their experiences in environmental management, he said. (By Rita Cheng and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-20 20:44 GMT+08:00