Hung-Ping Huang, Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Presentation Title: Experience of planning local climate change adaptation plan: Lessons and expectations
In 2013, with the support from the National Development Council of Taoyuan County, the city initiated the formation of its local climate change adaptation plan. A committee was established that included all departmental directors and various experts from Taoyuan universities, in order to administer the planning effort. This committee was chaired by the Taiwan Deputy Mayor.
The Environmental Protection Administration has also created a mitigation program to promote low carbon cities in Taoyuan. It has been suggested that the local government should integrate various initiatives from the central government, in order to cope with climate change issues efficiently and effectively.