Nov 16, 2017GeneralComments Off on Taiwan rated poorly in cutting carbon emissions
A report from the NGO Germanwatch says Taiwan has again done poorly this year in cutting carbon emissions and in its development of renewable energy.
Experts say Taiwan is itself a victim of climate change and that the government should be more proactive in changing its energy mix.
Germanwatch's Climate Change Performance Index published on Wednesday ranked Taiwan 54th out of 57 countries. That's a drop of two notches from last year. Taiwan's overall performance trails behind China and is rated very poor, as are Japan and Malaysia. But Taiwan's efforts overall were judged to be better than the US, Australia and South Korea.
The author of the report, Jan Burck, told Taiwan's Central News Agency that Taiwan has set an aggressive goal to raise renewable energy to 20 percent of the country's energy mix by 2025. Burck said Taiwan is working in the right direction but has difficulty in implementation. Burck said that is the main reason for Taiwan's poor ranking this year.