Edition: International | Greek

Home » World

‘Taiwan wants to become party to Clean Development Mechanism’

In an interview with European Business Review, Patrick Wang, information director of the Taiwan Representation to the EU in Brussels, made clear that Taiwan (Republic of China) seeks engagement in corporate carbon credit trade via the Clean Development Mechanism.

By: N. Peter Kramer - Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009

‘Our Minister for the Environment, Dr. Stephen Shen, presented a memorandum addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in hopes of having Taiwan become a party to the Clean Development Mechanism’. Asking Mr. Wang what the importance of this would be, he told us, that ‘should Taiwan be admitted, then greenhouse gas emissions reductions seen in its business’ foreign investments and its assistance programs in several Latin American countries could be counted as domestic cuts!’.

Mr. Wang explained EBR that ‘Taiwan would implement plans geared at the voluntary reduction of greenhouse gas emission.  To meet the goals laid out in such plans, Taiwanese enterprises should be allowed to earn Certified Emission Reduction credits by gaining international certification and attracting foreign investment and technology.’

Taiwan hopes it can gain observership, using a similar format employed for its participation in the World Health Assembly, at both UN climate change conferences: the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

‘In Copenhagen, the Taiwanese delegation will arrange bilateral meetings with the delegations of European countries, the US and Japan and work to have alternative energy technologies introduced to the country’, Mr. Wang let us know.

Editor’s Column

The Brexit negotiations near to an end…

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet that while he could see a ‘pathway’ to a deal, there was ‘still a significant amount of work’ needed to get there

View 03/2019 2019 Digital edition


Current Issue

03/2019 2019

View past issues
Digital edition


European Shipyards, Manufacturers Urge EU to Safeguard Industry

European Shipyards, Manufacturers Urge EU to Safeguard Industry

European social partners for the maritime technology sector have once again called upon EU policy-makers to adopt a dedicated European industrial strategy for the sector


How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting


Powered by Investing.com
All contents © Copyright EMG Strategic Consulting Ltd. 1997-2019. All Rights Reserved   |   Home Page  |   Disclaimer  |   Website by Theratron