By: Shih Hsiu-chuan
Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) A decisive response from all nations, especially the major economies, is key to reaching the desired level of greenhouse gas emissions, and the European Union is sharing its experience with Taiwan to meet its reduction objectives, EU Representative to Taiwan Madeleine Majorenko said Tuesday.
The action plans the Paris Agreement set out are not enough to reach the common objective of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, Majorenko, head of the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), said at the opening ceremony of the EU Climate Action Week.
“This is why we cannot give up now. We have to continue. We have to do more,” Majorenko said, specifically pointing out the need for major economies to take urgent action because together they account for 80 percent of global emissions.
Majorenko said that the EU has already been working with Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to make sure Taiwan’s emission reduction systems are functioning. [FULL STORY]