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Academia Sinica joins alliance to boost climate change resilience

2014/10/13 20:40:05

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institution, has joined an international alliance to enhance Taiwan's ability to tackle climate change and flood disasters, it announced Monday.

On Sept. 23, Academia Sinica became an official member of the Rotterdam-based Foundation Delta Alliance International, a global network that seeks to improve the resilience of the world's river deltas regions, the institution said in a statement.

It said it will partner with local universities to ensure the sustainable development of the four major river delta regions in Taiwan, reduce the impact of natural disasters, strengthen recovery from such disasters, and tackle food security and health and disease problems arising from climate change.

"Through the network of Delta Alliance, Academia Sinica will be able to share knowledge and experience of Taiwan delta regions, and work together with other international members and environmental organizations," the English statement said.

Founded in 2009, the alliance aims to improve the resilience of the world's deltas in the face of climate change, population growth and other threats. It currently has 14 members from the United States, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Vietnam and other countries.

(By Christie Chen)