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MOFA shows Taiwan Can Help combat climate change as UNFCCC’s 25th global summit convenes

MOFA shows Taiwan Can Help combat climate change as UNFCCC’s 25th global summit convenes

 

In the run-up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s 25th Conference of Parties (COP 25) in Madrid from 2-13 December, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) released a video on 25 November highlighting how Taiwan can help strengthen global efforts to combat climate change. “Riding the Wind” spotlights natural scenery in Taiwan and abroad, the country’s first offshore wind farm, “Formosa 1”, as well as the government’s efforts to realise UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 and 13 in line with UNFCCC objectives. According to MOFA, the video underscores the need for Taiwan’s inclusion in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the UNFCCC. MOFA stressed that promoting the implementation of the Paris Accord requires an all hands on deck approach at such events as the UNFCCC COP 25.

 

Taiwan highlighted its ambitious environmental policies, including the 2015 Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act, which set out a series of five-year regulatory carbon reduction targets to lower greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 2005 levels by 2025. Taiwan has also implemented many projects helping developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change, such as strengthening nationwide environmental monitoring and disaster prevention systems in Belize and Honduras, as well as assisting the Marshall Islands to reduce its CO2 emissions by 992 tons annually. Taiwan calls on all parties to look beyond political considerations and support the country’s professional, pragmatic, and constructive participation in the UNFCCC. Taiwan can help—work with Taiwan to promote global efforts to combat climate change!