Taichung City Government

Chinese Taipei Mayor: Chia-Lung Lin
Summary
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    Population 2731056
  • km 2
    Area 2214.9
  • USD
    GDP 23 Thousand
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Actions
Taichung City: Climate Change Program of Action
Taichung City: Adaptation Action Plan
80 17-D-01 Promote recycle and reuse of wastewater and rainwater - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Promote recycling of wastewater in sewage treatment systems.
Methods:
1. hold the activities to popularize concepts about sewage recycling or water saving.
2. To encourage institutions to recycle sewage and rainwater when get into the plant for inspection, to increase waste water and rainwater recycling volume.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial
local action
54 06-B-05 iBike commuting bicycle rental system - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

This plan is outsourcing labor services for setting up public bike rental system. We entrust the work to the firm in the early stages of the plan then prepare the management budget of operating systems during the operating period. With the public bicycle rental system, citizens can take a tour of Taichung with public transportation. This plan play a critical role in integrating various public transportation and reach the goals of carbon reduction.
(A) to raise utilization rate of public transportation and bicycle.
(B) to relieve urban traffic problem.
(Iii) to reduce air pollution and energy consumption.
(Iv) to improve public health and convenience in life.
(V) to build a low-carbon city and implement sustainable development.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
33 Promote Solar Power Generation System Installation on Public Building Roofs Program - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

1.In order to enhance the promotion of renewable energy, actively promote solar power generation system installation on public building roofs. The plan adopt roof renting way, system company is responsible for facility investment and further construction; it not only can increase the renewable energy usage rate, but utilize the unused public building roof space.
2.Building management unit can also have power generation feedback money to finance the government through renting roofs.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
03 Develop Smart Transport System - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

1.Build up 80 smart bus stops every year to reduce 792t CO2. Estimate to build up total 320 smart bus stops by 2015, which will reduce 3,168t CO2
2.Expand traffic signal lights interaction: gradually change the signal monitoring system to improve the signal timing.
3.Increase vehicle detectors and identification devices: Build up GPS vehicle detectors and identification devices especially at intercity major roads or urban main roads to collect transportation data, and undergo timing restructuring work such as classifying road groups, and cutting time interval. Make the intersection timing plan more in line with the actual need of traffic.
4.Build up information-changeable sign: issue relevant traffic controlling strategies and provide GPS bus and traffic information of Taichung City.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
57 06-B-08 Replacement of energy saving lightings at public parking lots. - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Install energy-saving luminaires to achieve the purpose of energy saving and carbon reduction.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
local action
17-E-01 Planting in environmental protection ecological park greening - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The restoration planting and greening was conducted in the closed landfill and turned into the environmental protection ecological education park. It is estimated that an increase of 5,750 tCO2e emission reduction per year through replanting trees, shrubs, and grass flowers each year.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
05 Use Green Building Design Standard to Request Buildings to Review when Applying Permission - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Through spot check to request buildings to conform to Chapter 17 Green Building Design Standard of Building Technique Rule

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
local action
03-A-03 Promote the application of solar water heating system - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Subsidize Taichung residents who install solar water heating system. The target for installation is 3,000 households per year.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
local action
17-D-02 Promote the low-carbon certification mechanism of communities - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Constructing the low-carbon certification mechanism in order to promote the living environment with low carbon concept. Through advocacy or counseling to make communities toward the goal of low-carbon. Revising the "Community Low Carbon Certification Practice" to encourage apartment buildings and community development association to use their own advantages and characteristics, to promote low-carbon concept of community environment.

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
local action
03-D-02 Lamp replacement in public-owned market in Taichung city - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Replace lighting facilities of public retail markets by energy saving ones. It is estimated up to 1,000 light emitting diode-based and 1,400 T5 lamps and lanterns will be installed by 2022.

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
local action
34 Taichung Suai-Nan District International Exhibition Center Construction Project - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

1.The design axis of the exhibition center is solid green energy and solar power.
2.solid green concept is put into practice as scenery platform of the exhibition building, green landscape roof platform of the conference center, and the vertical green landscape on the southern part of the building.
3.Installation of Solar Power takes corresponding the appearance of the building, increasing effectiveness, and adopting no light pollution material as principles.
4.Solar power panel installation and solid green landscape at the southern traffic lane nearby the green park.
5.The irrigation water of the exhibition center comes from rain water recycle system and processed water.

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
local action
78 17-B-01 Subsidy program for two-stroke motorcycles eliminating. - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Two-stroke motorcycles are high-polluting vehicles. With the EPA’s policy, citizens can replace two-stroke engines with subsidy of $ 1,500 per vehicle so that the rate of replacement accelerate and the number of two-stroke engine and carbon emissions from it decrease.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
58 06-B-09 To pay parking fees at convenience stores - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

By way of paying parking fees at convenience stores, the carbon emission generated from commuting to pay the parking fees can be reduced.
People receive parking fee notices can pay the bills at President Chain Store, Family Mart, Hi-Life Chain Store, OK Chain Store before the deadline. In case that parking fee notice is lost or overdue within 7 days, it can be reprinted with multimedia kiosks set in the convenience stores.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
50 05-C-08 Increase and maintain the green area in city park - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

This project aims to increase the city park green area. The park land that is undeveloped but can be used legally has a priority to be developed. The one we haven’t obtained the right to use will be developed in order of priority according to the five indicators that are environment, service levels, budget, development benefit, policy and public opinion. Simultaneously, the authority will set periodic strategy of development, and reach the goals of regional balance.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
77 17-A-02 Electricity generation at incineration plants plan - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

To provide more green energy and relieve the problem about power shortage, Wenshan, Houli and Wurih incineration plant utilize the thermal energy generated by burning garbage to generate electricity and supply it to Taiwan Power Company. The generation capacity in 2014 is 447,866 tons. The plan is not only solve the problem about waste treatment but also implement carbon reduction in incineration plants.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
16-D-01 Paperless conference management system of Taichung City government - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The paperless conference system and web-based conference management system were constructed in 2015 and were promoted to achieve the goal of energy saving and carbon emission reducing.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
63 08-E-01 Building local market for local product selling system - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Hold Holiday Farmers' Market to introduce local agricultural production so that consumers could be in direct contact with farmers. Besides, we launched the city local brand mark so that consumers would prefer the local seasonal agricultural products. It’s expected that consumers could recognize the local agricultural products, and the concepts of energy saving and carbon reduction could be implemented in daily life.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
01-D-03 Promote vegetarian diet in religious event - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Promote temples within jurisdiction consuming vegetarian diet during religious event from 2015 to 2019. The number of participant is estimated to be around 1000 people each year.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
local action
36 2015 Victims Sheltering and Goods Reserving Training Action Plan - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

1.Disaster prevention and rescue maneuver training: corresponding 2015 one maneuver in chosen district by the Taichung City Government Disaster Prevention Office, and inviting other 2 district offices to assist, other 26 district offices to emulate; estimated participating number will be 825 people.
2.Victims sheltering and goods reserving training: conduct 5 sessions, each session taking 2 days, estimated participating number will be 500 people.

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Sectors:
  • Human security and emergency response
local action
38 2015 Medical and First-aid System Integration Program - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Integrating 110, 119 reporting, first-aid, and medical resources to avoid medical human meatball; bridge the gap between medical service, fire-fighting, and first-aid; establish complete city medical and first-aid network, to implement actual resource integration, let citizens to really feel the difference.

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Sectors:
  • Human security and emergency response
local action
01-D-03 Promote vegetarian diet in religious event - Taichung City Government
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  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Promote temples within jurisdiction consuming vegetarian diet during religious event from 2015 to 2019. The number of participant is estimated to be around 1000 people each year.

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Sectors:
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Mayor Chia-Lung Lin
Taichung City Government, Chinese Taipei

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Initiative

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