President reaffirms Taiwan's net zero plans

22 March, 2022

Courtesy of ICRT


President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her administration's plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.


Speaking at a sustainability summit, Tsai said the government plans to meet that goal, despite it posing many challenges.


Tsai says the best way to achieve that aim is to maintain momentum in four directions.


The president adds that includes ensuring energy transition continues, to speed-up industrial transformation, to explain the need for people to change their lifestyles and to push for social transformation.


The statementcomes a week after the National Development Council announced that it will be unveiling the government's road map to achieve net zero emissions by the end of this month.


Council minister Kung Ming-hsin has said the proposal for reaching net-zero emissions includes proposals for revising laws and regulations to facilitate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and measures to promote new technologies.

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