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Taiwan is heading to 2050 Net-Zero

President Announced Taiwan 2050 Net-Zero Goal

In view of the global trend towards net-zero emissions that has gradually taken shape in recent years, President Tsai Ing-wen announced on January 1, 2021, that the government will consult widely to identify the future sustainable development methods most appropriate for Taiwan, while turning the challenges of carbon reduction into new opportunities for industry investment and job creation, and finding new directions for Taiwan's sustainable development. She also announced on Earth Day on April 22 that Taiwan is actively preparing to take steps toward achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. President Tsai also addressed on the National Day on Octobor 10 that Taiwan needs to work with all sectors of society to draw up a roadmap that will help us stay on top of relevant developments and assess risks early on. This is key to both our competitiveness and environmental sustainability. She further reiterated on COP26 Taiwan Day on November 7 that Taiwan is willing and capable to work side-by-side with our international partners to achieve our collective goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.


The President Announces the Revision of “Greenhouse Gas Management Act” into “Climate Change Response Act” and the Amendment of Articles

On February 15, 2023, the President announced the amendment to revise the Greenhouse Gas Management Act as the Climate Change Response Act, which includes 7 chapters and 63 articles, the key elements are incorporating the 2050 net-zero emissions target, establishing authority and responsibility among agencies, adding the section of just transition, strengthening emissions control and incentive mechanisms to enable emissions reduction, introducing carbon fee with dedicated usage of revenues, adding a chapter on climate change adaptation, incorporating carbon footprint and product labelling management scheme, as well as improving information transparency and citizen participation mechanisms.

Cross-departmental Collaboration Mechanism of Taiwan 2050 Net-Zero Pathway Was Established

The Office of Energy and Carbon Reduction in Executive Yuan established the "Net-Zero Pathway Task Force" in February 2021. The "Inter-Ministarial Coordination Group" was formed by the deputy ministers of the ministries and departments responsible for promoting climate-change policies, coordinating the division of work among various units in the evaluation work, and promoting the sharing and exchange of information among various units. To ensure that the policy evaluation process is based on solid scientific foundation, the Academia Sinica, the most recognized academic research institution in Taiwan, and the Industrial Technology Research Institute(ITRI), an important applied research institution in Taiwan, are selected as the Consulting Units to participate in various discussions and provide professional advice as appropriate. 

Taiwan’s Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050

In March 2022, Taiwan officially announced “Taiwan’s Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050,” which provides a trajectory and action path to 2050, in order to promote technology, research and innovation in key areas, guide the green transition of industries, drive economic growth, and promote green financing and increased investment at various key milestones to ensure a fair and smooth transition period.

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Long-term Path for National GHG

Major strategies and foundations

Taiwan’s pathway is based on the 4 major transition strategies of “energy transition,” “industrial transition,” “lifestyle transition” and “social transition”, as well as the 2 governance foundations of “technology R&D” and “climate legislation,” and is supplemented by "12 key strategies.” It aims to develop action plans for key areas of expected growth with regard to energy, industrial, and life transitions to implement net-zero transition goals.

Taiwan’s 2050 Net-zero transition

2050 Net-Zero Emissions Roadmap

Environmental sustainability and competitiveness is equally important to us. In order to accelerate economic growth, drive private investment, generate green employment, achieve energy autonomy and enhance social welfare, governments make competitive, sustainable, resilient, and secure governance foundations and transition strategies. 

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12 Key Strategies

12 action plans for key areas were identified with regard to net-zero energy, industrial, and lifestyle transitions. 

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