Taiwan ‘very poor’ on climate change, but EPA says it’s ‘committed’

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/10
By: Wu Hsin-yun and Ko Lin

Image taken from Climate Change Performance Index website (www.climate-change-performance-index.org)

Taipei, Dec. 10 (CNA) Taiwan is committed to playing its part in the global efforts to tackle climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, an official with the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said on Monday, responding to a report by Germanwatch that gave Taiwan a bad performance review.

Germanwatch, a non-profit, non-governmental organization which lobbies for sustainable global development, on Monday released its Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019, which rated Taiwan as “very poor” among the 60 countries listed in the CCPI.

Taiwan was ranked 56th, dropping two spots from 54th position last year, according to CCPI 2019.

The evaluation of the index is based on several key indicators, including emissions level, emissions development, and renewable energy.    [FULL  STORY]

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