Date: December 15, 2015
A five-year project promoting green trade was launched Dec. 14 by the Ministry of Economic
Affairs, paving the way for local firms to better access the potential-laden industry.
Set to kick off next year under the auspices of the MOEA Bureau of Foreign Trade, the Green Trade Action Plan focuses on building export momentum and marketing capacities for Taiwan businesses providing low-carbon products and services.
It is expected that the undertaking will see the country develop into a top global choice when it comes to green procurements. This is to be achieved by expanding homegrown outfits’ related exports, developing new business models, joining global and regional government procurement networks and obtaining international green product certifications.
An MOEA official said the timing of the project could not be better as worldwide demand for green products and services should spike following the consensus to cap the global temperature rise at 2 C reached during the recently concluded 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. [FULL STORY]