The EPA is in the process of amending the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act and is currently gathering public opinion from different sources. The EPA has held two regional public hearings on proposed amendments to the Act in Taichung City and Kaohsiung City on the 6th and the 8th of October 2020, respectively. The public hearings were open to the participation of all citizens and groups concerned about climate change issues.
The EPA has put great emphasis on public participation in the process of amending the law. This year, the EPA established the “Climate Talk Platform” website (https://www.climatetalks.tw/) that provides interactive infographics on the sources of domestic GHG emissions and the implementation progress of GHG reduction action plans from relative government sectors for public reference. The website has collected 3,000 online comments directed towards different government sectors, which will be publicly disclosed on the website along with responses. Furthermore, the EPA has been holding climate dialogues with young adults, businesses, local governments, private organizations, experts and scholars to obtain diverse opinions from a wide variety of sources and to design climate policies that meet public expectations.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 23 (10)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)