By: Lung Pei-ning and Kay Liu
Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) Several groups held a demonstration in Taipei Saturday,
calling for government efforts to reduce carbon emissions and move away from fossil fuels, given the deteriorating air quality experienced recently.
Protesters gathered in front of the Environmental Protection Administration headquarters to take part in the demonstration calling for efforts to tackle air pollution and fight global warming for the sake of the people’s health.
The average annual carbon dioxide emissions of Taiwanese is 11 metric tons per person, which is much higher than some other countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Japan, said former Academia Sinica President Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), who took part in the protest. [FULL STORY]