The China Post
Date: October 3, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA, 外交部) said Sunday that Taiwan would take
part in an upcoming United Nations climate conference.
The announcement came after the country failed to receive an invitation for the U.N.-organized International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) recent assembly and despite neither the U.N. nor any U.N. member suggesting that Taiwan would be invited.
According to the ministry, Taiwan would attend the upcoming U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting as a nongovernmental organization represented by the government-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute.
The ministry said Taiwan should not be excluded from the global action against climate change, adding that the country had a legitimate right to participate.
UNFCCC Conference of the Parties 22 will take place between Nov. 7 and 18 in Marrakech, Morocco. [FULL STORY]