Jun 04, 2018 Entertainment Comments Off on Taiwan hosts exchange workshop on air quality management
Taipei, An international workshop on air pollution and control was held Monday in Taipei, bringing together some 30 officials, experts and scholars from nearly a dozen countries.
The three-day Air Quality Management Policy Exchange Workshop, jointly organized by the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) and the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, focuses on methods to tackle air pollution, such as applied technologies, control policies, inspection practices and law enforcement.
According to the EPA, the event welcomed representatives from Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Mongolia, to share their countries' problems in combating air pollution.
The workshop also featured key remarks by Lisa Almodovar, deputy office director for the Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs, in the Office of International and Tribal Affairs (USEPA).
Air pollution is a critical issue faced by both industrialized and developing nations, said Taiwan's EPA Minister Lee Yin-yuan (???).
The aim of the workshop is to exchange experiences with neighboring countries and look for solutions to improve air quality, Lee said.
Deputy Governor of Jakarta Oswar Muadzin Mungkasa said he will use the opportunity to learn from Taiwan and its proposed policies and management for fighting pollution.
The workshop is part of the International Environmental Partnership (IEP) program launched in 2014 by Taiwan's EPA in collaboration with its U.S. counterpart.
The IEP consists of a network of experts working together to strengthen the ability to address environmental challenges, according to the EPA.
The three-day event is taking place at the conference center of National Taiwan University.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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