National Climate Change Action Guideline

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The Environmental Protection Administration of Executive Yuan formulated the “National Climate Change Action Guideline​” (hereinafter referred to as the “Action Guideline”) in accordance with Paragraph 1, Article 9 of the Greenhouse Gas Management Act, which was approved by the Executive Yuan on February 23, 2017, serving as the principles for promoting Taiwan’s greenhouses gas mitigation and climate change adaptation policies. The Action Guideline takes into account the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. It upholds the spirit of taking both mitigation and adaptation into consideration, and sets out 10 basic principles for Taiwan to respond to climate change. The policy includes 6 major sectors of greenhouse gas reduction, 8 major areas of climate change adaptation, and supporting measures. It also launched cross-departmental response actions, hoping to gradually improve Taiwan’s capability in coping with climate change, and striving to achieve Taiwan’s long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals to ensure sustainable development of the nation. 

 

10 Basic Principles

International conventions
Comply with the provisions of the Paris Agreement to enhance greenhouse gas mitigation and gradually phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) (which have high global-warming potential) pursuant to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Transparency in decision-making
Acknowledge that transparency, environmental co-benefits and cost-effectiveness should be considered in both policy formulation and implementation of mitigation and adaptation issues.

Green finance
Implement a cap-and-trade scheme for greenhouse gases and taxation to put carbon pricing and green finance into practice and enhance economic incentives, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, assist green industrial development, improve national competitiveness, and promote social welfare.

Non-nuclear homeland
Comply with the objective of a nuclear-free homeland, such that expansion in nuclear power will not be adopted as a means of combating climate change.

Mitigation and adaptation
Take mitigation and adaptation strategies into consideration while performing environmental impact assessments.

Early warning capabilities
Enhance capacities with regard to basic science, early warning, adaptive response to climate change, and resilience development.

Resource recycling
Improve energy and resource utilization efficiency, boost resource recycling, and ensure national energy security and sustainable utilization of resources.

Cooperative partners
Establish a communication platform on which to build partnerships between the central and local governments, as well as cooperation between public and private sectors, to practically execute localized adaptation and mitigation measures.

International cooperation
Boost international cooperation and authentic participation, based on the principle of reciprocity, to maintain industries’ international competitiveness.

Public participation
Increase public awareness and build the capacity to respond to climate change, and proactively assist non-governmental organizations to participate in relevant events.

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National Climate Change Action Guidelines
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