Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Deputy Minister Yeh Shin-cheng said Tuesday that carbon trading schemes are at the top of the priority list for Taiwanese observers at the U.N. climate summit (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar.
They are also keeping a close eye on progress regarding the Kyoto Protocol, the Green Climate Fund and the Cancun Agreement, Yeh said.
A 54-member delegation that includes experts and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Council of Agriculture, which arrived in Doha Dec. 1, has participated in several meetings on the sidelines of the summit.
Any commitments on carbon trading schemes made by the participating countries could further affect many industries, including agriculture, technology and trade, Yeh said.
The delegation also hosted a forum Dec. 1 titled "Comparative Studies of Climate Change Adaptation around in the Globe: from Least-Developed Countries to Africa and Small Islands."
All the research shows that maintaining a business-as-usual scenario in the face of global warming is not an option, Yeh said in the forum.
Taiwan is ready to share its abundant technical expertise in green energy, as well as disaster prevention and relief, with the world community, he said.
(By Zoe Wei and Hanan Liu)