By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
On the eve of World Earth Day, President-elect Tsai Ing-wen met with environmental group representatives Thursday to discuss current environmental problems and promised more communications with NGOs addressing issues related to environment.
Tsai said during the meeting that the new government will inevitably encounter many environmental challenges once takes office, including air pollution, wildlife conservation, toxic-free environment, food security, non-nuclear homeland, and so on.
However, civic groups can provide the administration with professional advice in respect of these problems, Tsai stressed. She expressed her hope for the environmental groups to not only offer supervision in government policy, but to lead the way forward on environmental protection.
She also asked the NGOs to step up and voice their opinions if the administration failed to deliver on its promises. “If one time is not enough, state your opinion again with a louder voice,” she added. [FULL STORY]