Taiwan drops two spots on climate change index

REASONING: Generation of renewable power declined by 2.87 percent last year, because there was less rainfall, which caused in a 17% drop in hydropower production

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 09, 2018
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

The nation has dropped two places in the Germanwatch Climate Change Performance Index this year, because of increased electricity use and a decline in renewable power generation last year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday, adding that the final results would not be confirmed until tomorrow.

Germanwatch announces the rankings every year, and its index for next year would be announced tomorrow, according to the environmental organization’s Web site.

The Chinese-language United Daily News yesterday reported that Germanwatch lowered the nation’s ranking from No. 54 to No. 56, only surpassing South Korea, Iran, the US and Saudi Arabia.

The report cited documentation obtained at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change taking place in Poland.    [FULL  STORY]

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