Clean Air Zones is a program aimed at improving air quality, enhancing the quality of living environment, raising awareness of ecological and environmental protection, and achieving sustainable use of natural resources. Within clean air zones, vegetation and beautification are enhanced and bike lanes and other greening facilities or landscapes are installed.
A. Current status
Between 1995 and 2019, the total greening area spanned some 1,764 hectares (ha.), which cover cities and counties all over Taiwan. The sites include environmental protection parks (202 ha.), bare land greening (897 ha.), green boulevards (388 ha.), bike lanes (293 km.), 180 campus dust improvement sites (205 ha.), pollution sites and landfill reclamation parks greening and restoration (277 ha.).
In recent years, both international and EPA research results have revealed that green walls can function efficiently in providing cleaner air and better heat insulation. Therefore, from 2019, the EPA started providing funds to public schools, the Clean Air Zones program, and public welfare institutes to install green walls.
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)