Further Progress of COP26 to Limiting Global Warming COP26閉幕 確立減煤方向.2050淨零排放

The COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow has come to a close, resulting in a new deal. Taiwan Greenpeace and youth leaders pressed on the government to make a decision on carbon pricing in Taiwan. 
 


A big billboard set up by environmental groups on the Ketagalan Boulevard says "CO2 Net-Zero by 2050." Greenpeace and youth representatives are calling on the government to quickly decide on carbon pricing as Taiwan has also already committed to cutting its greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2050. Greenpeace says that the carbon price should be set to start from NT$300 per tonne.

Wang Ying-pin, Youth Representative: “Citizens should not be responsible for the cost of pollution. Carbon-intensive industries should take responsibility and make improvements. It's about actions, not words.”

Greenpeace criticized the government for lack of clear direction towards carbon reduction and a delay in decision on carbon pricing.

Cheng Chu-hsin, Project Manager, Greenpeace: “Taiwan is way behind other countries in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and making other environmental efforts.”

Greenpeace is persistent in its call for industries to pay NT$300 for every tonne of carbon dioxide produced, but the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said this isn't a bidding war.

Tsai Ling-i, Dir., Dept. of Env. Sanitation & Toxic Substance Mgmt., EPA: “It's not the higher the price the better. You have to consider our country's GDP and per capita income and evaluate the impact on our economy as a whole. It's not bidding.”

Greenpeace also criticized the EPA for the delay in the draft of the revision of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act and called for the government to engage in talks with the public. The EPA responded by saying that they are still in the process of collecting information and opinion from various agencies. A discussion will be held once they are ready, the EPA said.  

 

 

 

 

在凱道前立起大型的看板,上面寫著2050淨零排放,與排碳要收費的碳定價訴求,綠色和平成員與青年代表表示,台灣已跟上世界趨勢,喊出2050淨零排放的目標,但要如何落實,必須付諸行動,其中之一的方法就是碳定價,呼籲從一公噸300元起徵。

青年代表王櫻頻表示:「不要再讓汙染成本由人民承擔,企業用電大戶該負起責任做出改善,不該只是紙上談兵,而無所作為。」

綠色和平批評,缺乏明確的減碳路徑、未訂出碳定價,讓所有目標只會淪為口號。

綠色和平專案主任鄭楚忻表示:「對比全球現在的進度,其實我們台灣現在對於氣候治理所做出來的貢獻,其實還是遠遠不及目前全球的進度。」

綠色和平不斷提出碳定價要從每噸從300元起徵,但環保署強調這無法用喊價的方式來制定。
 

環保署環管處長蔡玲儀表示:「它並不是說收費收得高就叫有效,GDP還有人均消費,其實這個都必須要放進來,去做整體的經濟衝擊評估,所以它碳價不能用喊的。」

針對綠色和平批評環保署至今未針對溫室氣體減量及管理法修正草案,與民眾直接面對面溝通,質疑如何成功修法?環保署則回應,目前仍在草案預告、蒐集意見期間,等彙整一定意見,會舉行研商會。

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