Taiwan to continue efforts to attend climate change meetings: MOFA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/11/13
By: Ku Chuan and Ko Lin

Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) Taiwan will continue to seek support from the international

Andrew Lee (李憲章/CNA file photo)

community for its bid to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Monday.

“Taiwan will not be absent in the prevention of global warming and climate change,” MOFA spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said, echoing President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) statement on climate diplomacy when she took office in May last year.

Lee was reacting to the inability of Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) head Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) to enter the venue of this year’s climate change conference due to objections from China.

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held at the UNFCCC Secretariat headquarters in Bonn from Nov. 6 to 17.    [FULL  STORY]

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