Taiwan must move on from mere sloganeering when it comes to circular economy and set binding targets to galvanize industry.
The News Lens
By: David Green
The Netherlands has emerged as a key partner for Taiwan in its efforts to develop a
Circular Economy (CE) as part of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) 5+2 Transformation Plan, which encompasses the development of five “pillar industries” – the Internet of Things, biotech, green energy, smart machinery and defense – plus high-value agriculture and CE itself.
The News Lens took the opportunity to sit down with Guy Wittich, Representative at the Netherlands Trade & Investment Office (NTIO), to discover more about the cooperation, and what Taiwan can learn from the Netherlands’ experience in setting ambitious targets, not least achieving transition to a fully circular economy, i.e. one in which 100 percent of resources are reused, by 2050. [FULL STORY]