Carbon pricing forum
A forum on the theme "Carbon pricing strategy of Taiwan: path to global net zero roadmap" (台灣碳定價策略：邁向全球淨零 論壇) was organised by the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) together with Greenpeace (綠色和平), Business Weekly (商業周刊) and co-organised by the European Economic and Trade Office (歐洲經貿辦事處). The forum brought together policy and industry experts from Taiwan and Europe to provide an overview of global trends and strategies towards reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions, with a special focus on the role of carbon pricing, Taiwan’s pending legislation and how both global and local trends will affect corporations in various industry sectors. Read the full event report.
At the event, opening remarks were made by Sze Pang-cheung, Executive Director of Greenpeace East Asia, ECCT Vice Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and Guillermo Martizez, Deputy Head of the EETO.
In his presentation, Mauricio Cardenas, Co-chair of the Task Force on Net Zero Goals and Carbon Pricing (CPLC) of the World Bank and a scholar at Columbia University, spoke about the role of carbon pricing in the global net zero roadmap.
Teresa Hartmann, Lead for Climate and Nature at the World Economic Forum, spoke about global carbon pricing.
In their presentations Pasquale De Micco and Yiannis Zachariadis, Policy Officers at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and the Customs Union, gave an update on the CBAM and its impact on the global economy.
Eliza Li, Leader of Sustainability and Climate Change Services at PwC spoke about how the government and corporations should prepare for net zero.
In his presentation, Dereck Devlin, General Manager of Atlas Copco Taiwan spoke about reducing carbon emissions by boosting industrial energy efficiency.
In her presentation, Faye Hsu, Manager of the Corporate Sustainability Development Department from Delta Electronics spoke about Delta’s low carbon transition through various initiatives, including carbon pricing.
Tsai Ling-yi, Director-General of the Executive Yuan’s Office of Climate Change spoke about pending legislation for carbon pricing in Taiwan.
The forum ended with a panel discussion moderated by Raime Chu, General Manager the Business Weekly Group. Panellists included speakers Faye Hsu and Tsai Ling-yi as well as Dr Lin Tze-luen, Deputy Executive of the Office of Energy and Carbon Reduction and Tracy Cheng, Climate & Energy Campaigner from Greenpeace Asia.