For the first time, the EPA and the Humanistic Culture and Education Foundation signed a memorandum of cooperation on "Net-Zero Vision and Green Action" at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum on 1 June 2022. The EPA and the museum jointly held the unveiling ceremony for “Net-Zero Green Living” presided over by EPA Minister Tzi-chin Chang, the representative of the foundation, the Abbot of Fo Guang Shan and other guests.
Representatives of the EPA and the Humanistic Culture and Education Foundation at the unveiling ceremony for Net-Zero Green Living at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, after signing a memorandum of cooperation on "Net-Zero Vision and Green Action".
To respond to climate change, countries have successively declared the vision of 2050 Net-Zero Emissions, and made changing people’s behavior a key strategy. President Tsai has also stated that Taiwan will advance with the world towards net zero. However, initiating lifestyle transformation is not a responsibility of just a few industries, but a matter for all citizens. Therefore, during the promotion, it is necessary to excel in public communication and bring all citizens to a consensus, in order to gather forces from all sectors to jointly implement actions.
In his speech, Minister Chang mentioned that greenhouse gas reduction is not a responsibility of just the energy sector or enterprises. Changes in people’s behavior are also critical to affect greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, everyone should start to take actions conforming to green living so that the vision of 2050 Net-Zero Emissions can be achieved.
This is the first time the EPA has signed a memorandum of cooperation on "Net-Zero Vision and Green Action" with a non-governmental organization. The EPA looks forward to cooperating with non-governmental organizations and schools on environmental education to advance towards net-zero green living. They are to jointly carry out “concept and education promotion”, “promotion action plans”, and “organization of forums” to raise public awareness and attention regarding green living and to have all citizens jointly embrace the transformation to net-zero emissions.
Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, June 2022
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)