Fie-Yu Kuo, National Development Council, Taipei Taiwan
Presentation Title: National climate change adaptation policy and initiatives of the local adaptation plan for Taiwan
After the adoption of the Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Taiwan by the Executive Yuan of Taiwan in 2012, the National Development Council initiated pilot studies of local adaptation plan development and implementation for two municipalities. The Planning Guidelines for Local Adaptation Plans was also drafted to direct other municipalities in their own adaptation planning efforts.
Currently, seventeen municipalities in Taiwan have received financial support from the National Development Council and have already finished their adaptation plans under the supervision of an expert team. At present, the national government of Taiwan is preparing for the second stage, promoting the implementation of action plans for climate change adaptation within local governments.