Premier Su Tseng-chang on Monday hosted the 33rd meeting of the Executive Yuan's National Council for Sustainable Development to discuss Taiwan's core sustainable development targets and its progress in achieving specific indicators. He said extreme weather is a global, collective challenge, and that more than 130 nations worldwide have already declared net-zero emission targets.
The premier tasked the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) with amending the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act into a "climate change response act" and incorporating the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In addition to communicating and evaluating such issues as promoting carbon fees that will be used exclusively for mitigating climate change, the EPA will also make comprehensive plans for carbon reduction allocation. This will enable Taiwan to create a sustainable green homeland from the standpoints of supply, manufacturing, utilization and the environment, Premier Su said.