New group urges unity in climate change fight

ADAPTATION: Taiwan must plan for changing climate policies, which are likely to affect supply chains, but also provide business opportunities, Camyale Chao said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 08, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Business Action on Climate Change cofounder Niven Huang, center, announces the formation of the alliance at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Tu Chien-jung, Taipei Times

A group of advocates yesterday announced the formation of an alliance in Taipei called Business Action on Climate Change (BACC), aimed at facilitating a more integrated effort to fight climate change among the private sector, the government and the public.

The alliance was cofounded by Niven Huang (黃正忠), managing director of KPMG Sustainability Consulting and regional leader of KPMG Sustainability Services in the Asia-Pacific; Robert Shih (石信智), general manager of YC Consultants; and Camyale Chao (趙恭岳), executive director of the International Climate Development Institute.

At a news conference to launch the alliance, Huang said that while the global “economic lockdown” brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to efforts to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, wildfires last year and this year have still resulted in record-breaking concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide worldwide.

To conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions, all main sectors of the economy must transition at the same time, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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