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- Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
- Status: In operation
After Kaohsiung City merged with Kaohsiung County to become Greater Kaohsiung, which covers broader administrative divisions, Kaohsiung now encompasses more diverse land usage and natural resources.
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It could be seen from Kaohsiung's experience with major disasters such as Typhoon Morakot, Typhoon Fanapi that the existing environment of Kaohsiung is extremely sensitive to climate change, which affects industry, natural resources, ecology and citizen property of the city to various degrees.
Examination of Kaohsiung's tolerance concerning potential disasters is necessary, as extreme temperatures and precipitation brought by future climate change will intensify the level of natural hazards in this area. In order to draft corresponding adaptation measures, which is expected to level up Kaohsiung's adaptation capacity and to decrease vulnerability, this program works with related administrative units on instituting “Kaohsiung Platform on Climate Change Adaptation'' along with the existing 6 responsible groups from“ Kaohsiung Sustainable Development Committee”The procedure is based on National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Taiwan announced in 2012 by the Administrative Yuan.
Diverse approaches and measures will be adopted to establish primary domains including locating, vulnerability evaluation, and adaptation strategies. The program targets possible climate change and environmental effects in Kaohsiung, compiling existing adaptation actions to formulate Kaohsiung adaptation strategies on 8 major domains - with short-term, mid-term and long-term scope, according to vulnerability evaluation. We aim to transform Kaohsiung into a sustainable city with climate adaptive capacity.
- Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
- Land use regulations
- Coastal zone systems
- Human security and emergency response
- Urban risks associated with housing