By: Tang Pei-chun and Lillian Lin
Taipei, June 4 (CNA) The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) and all 16 European Union member state offices in Taiwan jointly called on Taiwan to join the global efforts with concrete action in reducing greenhouse emissions before the Paris Climate Conference COP 21.
The joint op-ed posted on the EETO Facebook page and sent to Taiwan’s Chinese- and English-language media urges the government to establish a stringent and legally binding greenhouse reduction target, as the international community is expected to reach an agreement to take on climate change at the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
According to the article, in the reference to the agreement, the EU has already established its target and will reduce carbon output by 20 percent by 2020 (in comparison to the 1990 level), 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. [FULL STORY]