(Central News Agency reporter Liao Yuyang, Seoul, 21st) The Chosun Ilbo, one of South Korea’s three major newspapers, today published a letter from Liang Guangzhong, the representative in South Korea, calling on all walks of life in South Korea to support Taiwan’s participation in the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28). Taiwan has included climate change response mechanisms.
Liang Guangzhong pointed out in his submission that the impact of climate change on human society is increasing day by day. Whether it is the fire in Maui, Hawaii this year or the global average temperature hitting a record high in July, they all prove the urgency of climate change in endangering overall human security.
As a responsible member of the international community, Taiwan has launched a series of climate actions this year, including announcing the implementation of the “Climate Change Response Act”, making Taiwan the 18th country in the world to enact the “2050 net zero emissions” target into law; reorganizing the Environmental Protection Agency became the “Ministry of Environment” and established the “Taiwan Carbon Exchange” to join the ranks of carbon trading platforms in various countries.
The first “Climate Change Forum” was also held in Taipei on July 19. Taiwan and four countries including the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau and Tuvalu signed the first “Joint Statement on Combating Climate Change” to strengthen cooperation with island countries on climate adjustment. ; At the same time, in response to the EU’s “Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism” (CBAM) and supply chain carbon reduction trends, we will accelerate the promotion of carbon pricing and carbon inventory mechanisms to integrate with international climate governance.
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Liang Guangzhong emphasized that climate change will not discriminate against anyone, and mechanisms such as the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement to address climate change should not discriminate against Taiwan based on political factors. He said that Taiwan has never given up its responsibility and should also be given the same opportunities as other countries to be included in the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement mechanisms to address climate change.
The letter calls on all countries to support Taiwan in participating in the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12 this year in a “professional, pragmatic, and contributory” spirit, so that Taiwan can Join the international community in our efforts for a net-zero world. (Editor: Zhang Zhixuan) 1121121