Kaohsiung City Government

Chinese Taipei Mayor: Chu Chen
Summary
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    Population 2778729
  • km 2
    Area 2946.616
  • USD
    GDP 520 Billion
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Actions
Kaohsiung City Adaptation Plan
Green Roof and community - Kaohsiung City Government
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The KCG has been promoting green roof and space in the city. Up to 2012, green space reached 48 ha in public place and 32.9 ha in private place. Green roof also amounts to 3.2 ha. 3852 GHG reduction is anticipated.

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  • Other Emissions
local action
Solar Heaters Subsidy - Kaohsiung City Government
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: Completed

Subsidy for both residential and commercial use since 2008. For the solar heater installation, each solar heater could get subsidy from both central government and Kaohsiung City government at around 800 USD in total.

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Kaohsiung enterprises adaptation fee - Kaohsiung City Government
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

Kaohsiung is developing a “carbon-based adaptation fee and subsidy” system in city level. The funding is according to the GHG emissions to levy the climate change adaptation fee from industries in Kaohsiung City. The fee will be used for executing the adaptation actions in Kaohsiung. This financial system with complete grant and supervising system will help Kaohsiung to become a resilient city.

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Adaptation policy making project - Kaohsiung City Government
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Kaohsiung City Government started the project of adaptation policy making to climate change since 2010. The framework of Kaohsiung Adaptation policy contains 4 main parts: the mapping of vulnerable areas database in Kaohsiung; the collection and analysis of international, national, and cities’ adaptation policies; the Kaohsiung Adaptation Policy, implementing framework, and related regulations making; and the plan of Kaohsiung adaptation actions funding.

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Sectors:
  • Water Resources
  • Human health
  • Food Security
  • Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
  • Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Insurance
Wetland Conservation - Kaohsiung City Government
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

We put lots of efforts in the issue of wetland conservation. The total area of wetlands in the city are greater than 50 million sqm, and the Neweipi wetland built in 2005 is the one with the most abundant species and the biggest one among them. Those wetlands not only can conserve the biodiversity, but also reserve flood water during flooding.

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Sectors:
  • Water Resources
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Inventories
Community inventories

The Kaohsiung City Government has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Stationary energy, Industrial process and product use, Transport, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Kaohsiung City Government
GHG inventory in 2015
Government operations inventory

The Kaohsiung City Government has reported 3 government operational inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Waste management, Transport, Other and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Kaohsiung City Government
GHG inventory in 2013

Mayor Chu Chen
Kaohsiung City Government, Chinese Taipei

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Initiative

Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
Durban Adaptation Charter
EcoMobility Alliance
Transformative Action Program
MXCP Signatories
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Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
full compliance
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