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 Reduce 10% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Taichung City Government

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The Taichung City Government has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 10% by 2022 compared to 2011 emission level.
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Transport, Waste management and Agriculture, forest and other land use (AFOLU) sectors.

 

    Actions
    Taichung City: Climate Change Program of Action
    Taichung City: Adaptation Action Plan
    11 Changing Decorating Lights in Taichung Shopping District into energy-saving lights - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Changing the incandescent lights and halogen lights in Fengchia shopping district into energy-saving lights (saving 60-75% electricity). Adopt auto detecting illumination or daylight detecting switch in low-usage places (saving 30-90% electricity).
    2.Assist shops and listed vendors in the shopping district to change to energy-saving lights gradually.
    3.Changing street lights near Fengchia shopping district and inside Fengchia night market into energy saving lights. (ask Economic Affairs Bureau to assist the changing process.)

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    53 05-D-01 Replace the high-energy-consumption mercury lamps with energy-saving LED lights by degrees - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    In order to implement carbon reduction and solve problems for high-energy-consumption mercury lamps, we will replace the high-energy-consumption mercury lamps with energy-saving LED lights. 329 lights have been replaced in Wuqi district until 2015. According to the “Mercury lights Sunset Project” executed by Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, it is expected that all high-energy-consumption lights in Taichung totaling 97,772 should have been replaced with LED lights until 2016 and we can achieve the goals of saving electricity consumption and environmental protection.

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    Sectors:
    • Facilities
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    28 Promote and Implement School Campus Environmental Education - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    Adopting the principles of mutual participation and step-by-step to integrate environmental education into the curriculum, let students to put environmental protection concept into practice gragually.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
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    87 19-A-02 To encourage medical institutions and restaurant to reduce energy consumption and waste generation plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1. To encourage the medical institutions (including nursing homes, long-term care centers) and pharmacy to improve the equipment of electricity and water utilization, provide shuttle bus to reduce energy consumption (from utilization of water, electricity and riding vehicles), and reduce the general medical waste to implement carbon reduction.
    2. With the low-carbon certification of restaurant industry, we could encourage restaurants to reduce energy consumption (from water, electricity and food miles) and waste generation (including leftovers) to implement carbon reduction.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    05-C-06 Public facilities in the Taichung Shuinan District will apply energy-saving or alternative energy-based facilities - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    All facilities in the Taichung Shuinan District will be energy efficient or based on alternative energy, including the application of approximately 1,087 LED street lights.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
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    05-C-01 All newly built public-owned buildings should obtain green building certificate - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    According to the “Green Building Action Plan”proposed by Executive Yuan, newly built public owned buildings whose cost exceed NTD 50 million should obtain “certificate of green building candidacy”prior to the issuance of construction permit. To coordinate with the pilot project of Taichung Suainan District, this project will assist Suainan District to obtain certificate above Silver level.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
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    12 Building Rainfall Detention Capability and Ecological Corridor Island — Maple Garden Demonstration Area - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    1.Maple Garden being the starting point of demonstration area, the intake capacity of the urban detention basin will approximately be 2 million cubic meter, while square measure being 21,933 square meter. The lake will have three water outlet and two inlet, for plant sprinkling irrigation and water reclamation system.
    2.The park provides 30,000 square meter green area, horizontally connecting Taichung Green Area, building up ecological corridor, to increase ecological diversity for Taichung.
    3.The park plants 290 trees and 16,000 square meter bushes, flowers, and turf in total, adding 27,745 square meter green coverage rate in Taichung, and reducing urban heat island effect in gradually asphalt-covered 7th re-planning area.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    20 Reuse of Incinerator Bottom Slags - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1. Three waste recycle plants (refuse incineration plants) in Houli, Wuri, Wenshan in Taichung City have 75,000 tons reusable bottom ashes each year.
    2. Bottom ashes of the three recycling plants are outsourced to process and reuse. Qualified bottom ashes after reusing process can be used as graded aggregation base, base and terrace filling, controlled low strength material, non-reinforced concrete addition material, asphalt concrete addition material, and brick addition material.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    43 01-D-04 Transport connections arrangements for Tomb Sweeping Day. - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Encourage citizen to take shuttle bus to go tomb-sweeping. The bus system carries about 53,985 passengers each year.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    69 09-E-02 Settlement of overused forestry land case - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Set the deadline for ceasing the improper use of agriculture and promote afforestation.
    Notice the person obligated to handle soil and water conservation and ask to recovery plant before deadline. In case of the land left uncultivated have been restored naturally, the person obligated to it should report to the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau applying for lifting the monitoring condition.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    21 Sea Area Sapphire Program Wetland protection (Cingshuei district “Gaomei Wetland wildlife conservation” - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Through redrawing the refuge to enhance the control of tourists to enter core area, achieving the purpose of establishing refuge to protect the essential habitat of wildlife.
    2.Through the narrating service to let tourist have more understanding of the wildlife in the Gaomei Wetland wildlife refuge, in order to let tourists cherish more of this largest and the most precious swamp wetland ecological system.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    09-C-02 Recycling and managing of domestic sewage - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Planning the water resources recycling center in Suainan District to collect the domestic sewage of Suainan District and the surrounding area. The recycled water is used for factories, Taichung Central Park watering, and diversified water using in Taichung Gateway. Thus, this could enhance the recycling rate of water resources in Taichung City.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    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
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    15 Promote Low Carbon Apartment Certification - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1.Invite energy saving and carbon reduction experts to form “low carbon apartment guidance team,” through rewarding and subsidizing apartment renovation. Through subsidizing the replacement of energy saving illumination facilities, to promote the use of high-efficiency energy saving lights.
    2.Establish low carbon apartment certification mechanism; assist citizens to implement energy saving; help apartments on energy saving and carbon reduction promotion, in order to achieve the purpose of energy saving and GHG emission reduction.
    3.Encourage citizens to utilize the advantage and feature of their apartments, to push low carbon concept apartment environment, put low carbon development in to practice.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
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    31 Subsidy for Solar Power Water Heating System Installation Program - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
    • Status: In operation

    Corresponding the subsidizing solar power water heating system policy of Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs to subsidize solar power water heating system installation, encouraging citizens to use green energy.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    06-B-04 To accelerate the retirement of diesel buses to electric buses (green transportation) plan - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The diesel buses retirement program has been supported by the fund from both central and local government. The number of electric buses in Taichung City has reached 52 buses and the number will continue to grow.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    10-B-05 Low-carbon certification of hotels in Taichung City - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Encourage the hotel industry to improve the equipment and save energy through low-carbon certification program. Reducing the energy consumption of hotels and implementing the energy saving policy of Taichung City government to promote the quality and image of hotels. The counseling group will be set up to provide the overall planning and recommendations for hotel improvement.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    26 Promote One Vegetarian Day A Week in School and Selecting Local Ingredients - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1.Encourage schools to blend in the content of energy saving and carbon reduction into the curriculum, starting to cultivate the energy saving and carbon reduction lifestyle and concept from childhood.
    2.Encourage school to select local ingredients in priority, then to bring up citizen participation; taking “environmental protection and health” as appeal, promoting the importance of balance diet and integrating “low carbon diet” concept.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
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    06-B-03 Bus interchange concession scheme - Taichung City Government
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    • Type:
    • Status: In operation

    The City Government has implemented the subsidy program for free bus. Everyone can ride the bus free for 10 KM in each day, The annual budget by the city government is used to implement the incentives of city bus ride and transfer fares. This could attract people to take the bus and reduce the use of private transportation

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    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
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    82 17-D-07 Food leftovers composting treatment system building plan - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    To estimate the emissions of carbon dioxide from the leftovers treatment with the volume of leftovers reduction.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    65 08-E-04 Emerald Project ─ Wufeng Qingtong forest Project - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Refurbish the existing leisure facilities, index system, damaged walkways and toilets.
    Strengthen the diversity of planting to implement low-carbon education

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    02 Accelerate the Vehicle Renewal (Transition to Green Energy Vehicle) of City Bus Program - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Accelerate the schedule of eliminating old intercity buses, via local government planning relevant budget and striving for car-purchasing subsidy from the central government.
    2.Eliminate 160 old buses (30%) during 2012 to 2014; eliminate 360 old buses, during 2015 to 2020, to achieve 100% Vehicle Renewal of Intercity Buses program by 2020.
    3.Definition of Green Energy Vehicle: trolley buses, hybrid buses, and new diesel buses which conform to the emission standard.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    06-B-01 Construction plan for three transit centers - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Planning phase

    In order to connect railway, long distance buses and city buses, subways and light rail systems together to build Taichung the hub for 1 hour travel time to the surrounding places, the city government has set the priority to construct three transit centers at Suainan, Taichung and Fengyuan to integrate the system of highway bus and Taiwan Railway in conjunction with iBike and the undergoing light rail transit system connecting Port of Taichung and Taichung Airport to construct the one-hour commuter zone.

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    • Transport
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    45 01-D-08 Easy Go single-counter - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The plan is to provide the public with the information of application process and progress of the cases which could significantly save time waiting in line.
    The newest service even upgrades to lift regional restrictions in application. Citizen living in wherever can go for business in the nearest district office from their homes, no longer need to rush about these business from the district office to home so that save time and cost of transportation.

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    • Residential
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    56 06-B-07 Offer the discounts on the parking fee for low carbon vehicles - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
    • Status: In operation

    Encourage people to drive low-carbon vehicles. People owing driving licenses that registered as the categories of hybrid, liquefied, compressed-natural-gas, oil and gas dual-fuel, and clean-fuel vehicles, can enjoy the discounts on the fee while parking the car along roads or in public parking lots.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    81 17-D-04 Recycling of Pao Chi Lim second-hand furniture (including Houli used furniture store) - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Enforce administration and expansion of plant facilities. Implement discarded furniture and broken wood recycling. The weight of waste reduction is about 960 tons per year.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    71 10-B-03 Taichung city tourism shuttle bus - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1. In response to the trend of low-carbon tourism, tourist can tour Taichung city or participate in activities held by Tourism Bureau with tourism shuttle bus instead of high-carbon private vehicles, or on foot in case of short-term trip.
    2. Plan travelling route coordinated with the natural and cultural characteristics of four regions in Taichung city. Popularize the concepts of organic, local, low-carbon, respect, and solicitude to improve the images of tourism and the quality of services.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    85 18-C-03 Expropriate legal buildings and make a preservation for the site - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    To expropriate and re-organize the lands within a certain zone. The buildings in the zone will not be reserved except which have been applied for reservation in accordance with the law within a certain period of application. Historic buildings in the certain zone can also be reserved and repaired in accordance with the law of Cultural Heritage Preservation Act.
    The expropriation case of Wenxin Beitun stations of Taichung MRT lines and the north and south side of Taichung Shui-nan Airport site are examples of this plan.
    With the preservation and reactivation of historic buildings, we could not only preserve the memory of culture but also reduce construction waste generated from demolition to achieve the goal of effect of carbon reduction.

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    • Residential
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    29 Growing Trees to Make Shade Program—Taisugar Lakeshore Ecological Park Development - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Implementing the former Taichung Sugar Factory development plan via zone expropriation; drawing 6.09 hectare park land to preserve big pond and historic buildings in the reservation. Build a lakeshore park featuring both ecological resources and cultural characteristics, making it the Lung of Urban.

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    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    10 Promote Public Markets to Save Energy - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Gradually changing the lights in 49 public markets into energy-saving lights.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    70 09-E-03 Capacity building for adaptation and low-carbon construction engineering - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The low-carbon construction method can reduce the carbon emissions generated from the equipment, and process of production and delivery.

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    Sectors:
    • Other Emissions
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    27 100% energy saving illumination in Taichung City Public School Classes - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Most classroom lights in Taichung City public schools are traditional lights; switching into T5 lights will complete 40% by 2012, and 100% by 2016.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
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    55 06-B-06 Offer App for checking the number of remaining parking spaces - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Application software is offered for checking the number of remaining parking spaces which shorten the time of finding parking spaces.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    17-E-02 Training of environmental protection volunteers - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • 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 expected to increase 735 tCO2e of emission reduction through plant maintenance and replanting of 49 hectares of the landfill per year.

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    • Residential
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    05-C-07 Low carbon building in Taichung Shuinan District (Taichung City Cultural Center) - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    To achieve the development goals of the Taichung Shuinan District, Taichung City Cultural Center will obtain the Silver level green building certificate. New material and construction methodology will be introduced to construct a building with high energy and waste efficiency.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    51 05-C-09 Trees Bank - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The opening ceremony of Trees Bank has been held on December 24, 2013. The green area in the park is about 5 hectares which has been used for transplanting and to improve the survival rate of transplanted trees. This plan leads to effective management of transplanting trees and seedlings, and provide green resource for sharing with.
    The main objects in this plan are the street trees that affect public security so that must be transplanted to Trees Bank. The number of trees will change due to the immigration and migration, so the long-term goal is to achieve the stability in slightly increasing amount of trees until the park is full.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    08-D-01 Recycling and reusing of mushroom jumbo bags - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

    The mushroom production and marketing association would increase the amount of recycled jumbo bags totaling 50 million plastic (PE) bags during 2015 to 2022. And to cooperate with several civil industries (eg. Chung Xing cooperative farm, Jinde composting field, and Farmers' association) in order to achieve the goal of zero-waste.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    06 Green Decorate Constructing Site Fence - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Legislate to request constructing site fence to set up green decoration. And through the program to select fine cases to promote. The project could also promote environmental education to reduce pollution behabior.

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    • Residential
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    18 Promote Green Procurement - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    Public sector to hold green consuming promotion sessions, and release information on the Green Life Information Website. There are over 1300 green stores. Public sectors implement green procurement program.

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    • Facilities
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    05-C-10 Taichung Central Park Construction Project - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The following measures will be taken during the construction of Taichung Central Park:
    1. Management of parking and vehicle usage to reduce carbon emissions from transportation inside the park area.
    2. Massive plant of trees to increase carbon sinks and lower carbon emissions.
    3. Deploy solar panel in the central park to provide energy for the operation of the district.

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    • Residential
    • Commercial
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    11-B-01 Low-carbon buildings: construction of new library - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The West Creek Library in Xitun District and Li Keyong Memorial Library in Nantun District will be constructed through green building planning and designing to achieve the benefits of both energy saving and carbon emission reducing.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    49 05-C-03,04,05 Taichung Suainan District Development Project - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Water Reuse: Water recycling system should be set up in district landscape engineering and public buildings. Reclaimed water recycling system set in district green landscape engineering can collect rainwater to provide for irrigation. The plan can increase the proportion of recycling water to 80%.
    Construction Waste Recycling: Properly recycle construction waste and waste soil to reduce the need for earth moving outward. The crushed construction waste can be used as base and embankment material. The engineering is expected to recycle waste soil more than 80% and construction waste more than 70%.
    Ecological District Project: Build permeable pavement which should cover over 20% of all pavement area in the district. Other permeable area of public facilities should not less than 75%. The total area of permeable paving sidewalks is over 80,000 square meters.

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    • Commercial
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    86 19-A-01 Installation of solar photovoltaic power generation systems at District Public Health Centers - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    To rent the roofs of Public Health Centers to lessee for setting up solar photovoltaic power generation systems (basic setting capacity is 140kWp).
    After the lessees assess the condition of office building and daylight, they set solar photovoltaic power generation system in Taiping District Public Health Centers, Dajia District Public Health Centers, Tanzi District Public Health Centers, Eastern District Public Health Centers, Xitun District Public Health Centers, Ishioka District Public Health Centers , and Heping district Public Health Centers, and implement solar photovoltaic power generation operation.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
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    47 03-A-05 Assist enterprises building renewable energy facilities - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Project goal: To improve the renewable energy generating capacity.
    Implementation method: assist enterprises building renewable energy facilities with the competence of local government.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    46 01-D-09 Solar photovoltaic power generation system for carbon reduction action plan - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Geographical conditions like abundant sunshine are of great natural advantage to development of solar photovoltaic applications in Taiwan. Besides, urban energy consumption increases so rapidly that it is very urgent to implement renewable energy and carbon reduction.
    District affairs offices and household registration offices in Taichung are assisted in handling "the public tendering sale case of setting solar photovoltaic power generation system on public buildings roof in Taichung city ". Tatu District Affairs Office, Waipu District Affairs Office, Xinshe District Affairs Office, Fengyuan District Affairs Office, Tanzi District Affairs Office and Heping Household Registration Office have set solar photovoltaic power generation systems.

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    • Residential
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    63 08-E-01 Building local market for local product selling system - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status:

    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)
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    03-A-04 Promote the application of nature gas-based heating system of enterprises - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    To encourage the use of clean energy, Taichung City Government subsidizes private enterprises to replace original facilities by natural gas-based equipment.

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    Sectors:
    • Industrial
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    14 High Buildings Required to undergo Environment Impact Assessment Shall Acquire Green Building Candidacy Certificate (or Green Building Mark) - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Currently assisting 5 high building construction projects to reduce carbon emission by 110 ton.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    44 01-D-07 Implement the household e-spanned service application - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Integrate resource and promote administrative efficiency and service quality by implementing inter-agency cooperation mechanism and providing convenient service for citizen which could save traffic time and cost.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
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    72 10-B-04 Publish low-carbon tourism guide and brochure - Taichung City Government
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    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1. Publish tourism guide and brochure containing information of public transportation to help people know how to make a tour of Taichung with public transportation, and indirect develop a habit of low-carbon travelling.
    2. Upload the information as PDF files available for free download on Taichung Travel Net. With the wide-spreading characteristic of network, the benefits from publicity and paperless policy increase.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    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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    • Transport
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    57 06-B-08 Replacement of energy saving lightings at public parking lots. - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    17-E-01 Planting in environmental protection ecological park greening - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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)
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    05 Use Green Building Design Standard to Request Buildings to Review when Applying Permission - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    68 09-E-01 Drainage and flood detention facilities - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Detention facilities are used as the green spaces as usual, or play a critical role in water detention against the flood. The detention water could recharge groundwater by way of infiltration.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
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    11-B-02 Low-carbon buildings: construction of Taichung City Cultural Center - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Planning phase

    Taichung City Cultural Center will coordinate with the target of Suainan District to obtain the green building certificate certified silver or above. In order to achieve the goal, the international building materials and new technology will be introduced and the City Cultural Center will also be looking forward to become the masterpiece of domestic green building.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    03-A-03 Promote the application of solar water heating system - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    54 06-B-05 iBike commuting bicycle rental system - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    73 11-E-01 Revitalize public dormitory in Wufeng Guangfu Village. - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Repair the buildings in Guangfu Village.
    Reserve original design in buildings in Guangfu Village, and repair buildings to revitalize historic buildings and promote low-carbon benefits.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    local action
    74 16-D-02 Promote online Submission and Approval System plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Deal with official documents with online Submission and Approval System instead of original method, to save the cost of printing and transferring documents and achieve the goals of energy saving and carbon reducing.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    17-D-02 Promote the low-carbon certification mechanism of communities - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    03-D-02 Lamp replacement in public-owned market in Taichung city - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    34 Taichung Suai-Nan District International Exhibition Center Construction Project - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    58 06-B-09 To pay parking fees at convenience stores - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
    16-D-01 Paperless conference management system of Taichung City government - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
    01-D-03 Promote vegetarian diet in religious event - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
    22 Recycle and Reuse Mushroom Bulk Bag Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    176,625 thousand mushroom bulk bags waste are produced every year. Legal mushroom bulk bags waste recycle plant can recycle 45,000 thousand bags each year, reducing the waste, and enhancing the processed quantities, to achieve zero waste goal.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    local action
    50 05-C-08 Increase and maintain the green area in city park - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
    17 Environmental Protection Volunteer Workers Training - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Hold environmental protection volunteering meeting and training every season.
    2.Produce environmental protection volunteering seasonal report and hold relevant researches and surveys.
    3.Hold good environmental protection volunteer commencement activities.
    4.Currently there are more than 30,000 volunteers.

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    Sectors:
    • Facilities
    local action
    78 17-B-01 Subsidy program for two-stroke motorcycles eliminating. - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    77 17-A-02 Electricity generation at incineration plants plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
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    61 08-C-01 Promote afforestation project - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The purposes of this plan are to build a low-carbon living area, create a vision of a green living environment, and actively promote afforestation.
    A: Conduct public afforestation: Promote public afforestation in native and economic trees to promote the city's forest reservation, homeland security, water conservation, air purification and other ecological sustainability management for forests.
    B: Offer prizes for revitalize afforestation on private lands:
    NT 600,000 dollars per hectare are offered in case you have conducted afforestation for 20 years on the hillside.
    NT 30,000 dollars are offered per hectare in case you conduct short-term economic afforestation. NT 15,000 dollars are offered for in case you conduct import-substitution afforestation. The prizes are totaling NT 45,000 for one stage and NT 90,000 for two stages.
    C: Popularize afforestation: hold afforestation lectures, seminars. Make educational videos and manuals. Provide consultation for technique and pest to create a afforestation-friendly city.

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    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    01 Bus Riding and Transferring Discount Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
    • Status: In operation

    1.Citizens can take the bus for free within 10km each ride.
    2.Expand the shuttle bus service. 4 new free bus routes will be available each year, and will gradually add on to 130 routes by 2014.
    3.Build up long-distance bus transfer station.
    4.Implement car-parking fee progressive rate, increase parking place switching rate, meanwhile restrain the usage of private vehicles.
    5.Integrate the MRT, bus, and bicycle route networks to reduce 12 million scooters every year.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    32 Assist Businesses Saving Energy Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Establish energy saving consultancy group to undergo business energy saving evaluation service; provide businesses in Taichung with technique consulting service such as energy saving techniques evaluation, and energy management system construction.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    local action
    52 05-C-11 Balance in excavation and refill in development project to reduce transportation mileage - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1. Proper reuse of construction waste to cut transportation mileage and to reduce construction waste. The project is designed for a balance in excavation and refill to avoid purchasing of sand and stone from outside. At the same time, we recycle waste asphalt and concrete construction waste from existing road in order to achieve the goal of energy conservation and carbon reduction.
    2. Since it relates to the long-term plan during 2018-2022, the amount of recycled sand and stone and bituminous concrete each year is estimated. The plan will be arranged for actual situation.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    64 08-E-02 Popularize organic agriculture - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status:

    1.To popularize the process of organic agricultural production which is without using of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and in harmony with the natural environment. It produces less carbon dioxide emissions from the process of production compared to the usual one, promoting development of low-carbon city.
    2. Set the organic cultivation area for producing healthy agricultural products in order to assure consumers of their health and increase incomes of farmers.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    76 17-A-01 Biogas recycling and renewable energy generation project. - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    To effectively deal with methane from landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we utilize idle lands in landfills and promote solar energy generation, choose a suitable landfill to implement biogas recycling and renewable energy (such as solar energy) generation project.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    local action
    07 Public Facilities in Taichung Suai-Nan District to Use Energy-saving Facilities and Alternative Energy—the Whole Area Installing LED Street Light - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Inside Taichung Suai-Nan District, all roads use LED street light for illumination.

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    Sectors:
    • Facilities
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    79 17-C-02 Plant trees at landfill sites - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Plant trees in landfills that could absorb carbon dioxide to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, purify air, and improve the ecological environment, provide local residents leisure space and improve living quality.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    06-B-02 Taichung Metropolitan MRT System Wurih-Wunsing-Beitun Line Construction Project - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Under construction / set up

    The MRT System of Wurih-Wunsing-Beitun Line is under construction. The public transport system functions of Taichung City could be greatly enhanced after the completion of MRT system. Furthermore, both the use of private transportation equipment and GHG emission would be reduced.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    03-A-02 Assist manufacturing and service industries in Taichung regarding energy–saving measures - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    To stimulate enterprises in Taichung to take energy saving measures, the following approaches are taken:
    1. Prepare budget of capacity building regarding energy saving for governmental entities and private enterprises.
    2. Conduct energy audit pursuant to Energy Administration Act
    3. Establish low carbon certificate for shops, department stores and hypermarkets.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
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    08 Starting from 2012, all new-built building shall get green building license - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    According to the rule, new-built public buildings that cost above 50 million NTD, shall acquire “green building candidacy certificate” before getting construction permission, to implement the “Green Building Action Plan” ratified by the Executive Yuan. Also, to correspond the Taichung Gate Flagship Program, this program will coordinate to acquire green building mark above silver level.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
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    67 09-C-01 Sludge clean-up plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The plan is to collected sewage water from Taichung City for water treatment at recycling center, and properly remove sludge to reduce environmental pollution from sewage, and reduce the amount of waste.
    The collected sewage is delivered to 5 recycling centers (Ishioka dam, Taichung specific area, Lishan, Fukuda, mountains). There is no industrial but domestic sewage input at Lishan and Wanshan plants since they are located in mountains. The small amount of sewage sludge without harmful ingredients can be utilized to plant. Ishioka dam plant is currently in the commissioning period so that there is no sludge output. The collected sewage in Taichung city is mostly delivered to Fukuda plant and specific area of Taichung Harbor. The amount of sludge in Fukuda plant is about 250 to 300 tons / month. The amount of sludge in specific area of Taichung Harbor is about 60 to 90 tons / month.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    59 07-C-01 Regulation for the number of planted trees by Urban Design Review - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    The number of planted trees should base on the regulations of Urban Design Review.
    The statutory space should be reserved in residential buildings, and be coordinated with public open space. A round crown-tree with height over 1.8 meters should be planted as the space area reaches 64 square meters.
    Urban Design Review was stipulated in 2014 so that there is increase number in statutory trees totaling 3,856 in 2014. There are 3,425 trees have been planted until June in 2015.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    75 16-D-03 Taichung City government tender projects oversight and evaluation system - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1. Urge departments to report the progress of bidding projects through internet monthly in order to achieve the goals of energy saving and carbon reducing.
    2. The average number of cases in Taichung City government is 2000 per year. There is a sheet of paper saved each month of one project so that 24,000 sheets of paper will be saved per year.

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    • Waste
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    60 07-C-02 Create Urban Landscape - continue to conduct designed projects. - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    This plan base on the core concepts including environmental adaptation to climate change, the green infrastructure, transportation, industries with local characteristics, and environment-friendly space building. The authority proposed integrated proposals of the natural and cultural landscape which implement on park green area, public spaces, living hubs and squares in order to obtain maximum utilization efficiency of resource, and gradually achieve the goal of revitalizing city and countryside.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    23 Establish and Extend Bike Path Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Build new recreational bike path and bike path network for green transportation. The 369 project will build 300 i-bike rental stations, 9000 i-bikes for rental, and 600 kilometers of bike paths in 4 years.
    The project could prosper local economy, lower citizen’s use of fuel oil vehicles, increase the aspiration of taking part in energy saving and carbon reduction.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    local action
    19 Establish Resource Recycle System - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Outcomes each year are all in line with the annual recycle rate and waste reduction targets.
    2.Promotion to put recycle into practice will continue in 2015, and strengthen promoting citizens to start from the source, such as preparing reusable shopping bags, dining utensils, and cups in order to reduce one-time waste.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    local action
    62 08-C-02 Promotion of natural organic fertilizer - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1. Conduct this plan coordinated with the Agriculture and Food Agency, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan and the plan “Green manure crops plating during Fallow period”.
    2. Select the Iron Horse Road or the main roadside (such as national highway, high-speed rail), or adjacent paddy field covering more than 3 hectares as the special green manure landscape zone. According to the plan proposed by Farmers' Association, the government offers subsidies for management fees and hold relevant activities featuring green manure flower field landscape so that people could enjoy a lot of the rural.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    41 01-D-01 Promote temples to use energy-saving lamps - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
    • Status: In operation

    Promote temples within jurisdiction replacing 1000 traditional lamps with energy-saving ones each year from 2016 to 2022.
    Make a survey of the electricity consumption, the types and the number of the lamps used in 355 temples. The 24-hour using lamps are priority for being replaced with energy-saving LED lamps.

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    Sectors:
    • Facilities
    local action
    30 Living Wastewater Recycle and Reuse Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.The Taichung Water Recycling Center will continue to function, process the domestic sewage, reduce pollutant emitted to the natural environment, and recycling reusable resources.
    2.Estimate to process and recycle 70,000 CMD (25,550 thousand tons/year) every year, reducing 4.38t sludge every day (1600t/year), renewable methane saving 385 m3 natural gas usage every day (140,525m3/year).

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    local action
    84 18-C-02 The Taichung Sugar Plant historical building preservation program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    To expropriate and re-organize the lands within a certain zone. Historic buildings in the certain zone can also be reserved and repaired. With the preservation and reactivation of historic buildings, in addition to retaining the memory of culture and reduce construction waste generated from demolition to achieve the goal of effect of carbon reduction.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    local action
    09 Growing Trees to Make Shade Program-- Calligraphy Greenway Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    The 3.6 km Taichung Green Trail from National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts to National Museum of Natural Science will increase 250 trees by 2011, increase permeable pavement by 15,800 square meter, improve turf by 12,000 square meter, set up bike path, enhance green and pedestrian friendly facilities, and introduce green power transportation to shuttle in the green belt.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    24 Taichung City Low Carbon Hotel Certification Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Strengthen the concept of Taichung City low carbon and energy saving hotels; assist hotels to improve performance; through interacting with the hotel owners, and promoting marketing activities, to form environmental protection, low carbon and energy saving consensus among businesses and citizens, and consumers.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    local action
    04-D-01 Implement certification scheme for low carbon campus - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The coverage of this project: to encourage pupils commute by walking, install roof-top solar power system, encourage teachers and students to prepare reusable tableware, promote recycling program of used toys as well as campus greening to improve energy saving and carbon reduction.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    local action
    66 08-E-05 To prevent open burning of straw and reuse plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    1. The government offers grants that will assist farmers to process straw and reduce straw combustion which can beautify the rural environment and achieve the purpose of carbon reduction.
    2. The farmers can find assistance to handle straw plowing and buried operations to prevent burning straw, or to reuse straw by way of compost or making into ropes, forages, fuels, straw mats, papers and other materials. It is expected to achieve the goals of zero-straw-combustion and biomass recycling.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    08-E-03 Sea sapphire (Gaomei Wetland wildlife sanctuary and habitat maintenance) plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Through zoning control, education propaganda, and alien species removal in Gaomei Wetland wildlife sanctuary to effectively regulate visitors. Moreover, to achieve the target of “Keeping visitors on the bank while keeping the swamp in the wetlands”.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    13 Promoting Electric Vehicle and Setting up Charging Stations nearby. - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Taichung City currently has 175 electric vehicle charging station and one fast charge station at 84 sites in the city. The density of electric vehicle charging station is the top of Taiwan. Also, there are 198 electric two-wheel vehicle charging station at 65 sites in the city.
    2.Promote the use of electric two-wheel vehicle, encourage industries to install battery changing station in the city to increase the convenience of citizens. Also, along with the two stroke vehicle elimination subsidy program, reducing air pollution, and enhancing aspiration to purchase electric two-wheel vehicles and low-pollution cars.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    local action
    25 Flagship Recreational Bike Path Maintenance and Green Eco-Corridor - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Flagship recreational bike paths include Dongfeng bike path, Houfeng bike path, and Tainyashen bike path. Total length is approximately 30.5km, total green area is about 93 hectare; planting large trees to achieve the flats forestation effect.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    16 Promote Green Landscapes in Ecological Parks - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Close dumps to undergo green landscape work, transforming it into ecological parks. It is estimated to increase 1.5 hectare of green area, to enhance the effect of energy saving and carbon reduction.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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    04 Install Solar Power Panel on the Roof - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Subsidizing each building with 300,000 NTD (installing 3KWp), to build a total of 15,000KWp installation. Installing until 2020, will need 1.5 billion NTD.
    2.Corresponding the construction of smart grid, expense will lower annually, along with the feedback devices, construction expense can lower to 7500 million NTD.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    local action
    48 03-D-01 Taichung City government institutions and schools implementing the four savings project - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Project goal: Help Taichung City government offices and schools to save water, electricity, fuel and paper (called the four savings project).
    Implementation method: Conduct oversight and evaluation system for the four savings project, and urge relevant authorities and schools to implement carbon reduction.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
    local action
    04-D-02 One-day vegetarian diet per week and localized ingredient - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Promote vegetarian diet day and reduce the carbon footprint of ingredients generated from food transportation mileage.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    local action
    83 18-C-01 The eight year trees planting program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    According to the resolution passed in "Taichung city urban land readjustment and public facilities planning implementation by the private sector and management of planting design conference" held in May 19, 2015, we encourage the private sectors to plant trees within adopted parks and green lands and encourage the public sectors to plant trees on park roads and sidewalks in urban readjustment land, to increase the number of trees in expropriation and redevelopment zone.

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    Sectors:
    • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
    local action
    42 01-D-02 Promote temples within jurisdiction implementing joss paper reduction. - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    Promote temples within jurisdiction implementing joss paper reduction and provide joss paper in large denominations during 2016 to 2022.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    local action
    37 2015 Goods Preparation Program of Disaster Goods Reserving Center - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Setting 4 main goals as follow:
    1.Disaster Rescuing Goods Center being full and sound.
    2.Prepare the goods that victims need.
    3.Taichung City Disaster Prevention and Rescue Safety Mode.
    4.Resolve searching and integrating non-governmental resources.

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    Sectors:
    • Human security and emergency response
    local action
    36 2015 Victims Sheltering and Goods Reserving Training Action Plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
    39 2015 Flu Vaccination Action Plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Promote vaccination inter-bureau, maintain and improve vaccination rate in the area, and ensure quality and service satisfaction.
    2.Provide safe and convenient vaccination service; dispatch vaccine according to the actual condition.
    3.Undergo inspection of the contracting hospitals and other vaccination units.

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    • Human security and emergency response
    local action
    38 2015 Medical and First-aid System Integration Program - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • 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
    • Start year:
    • 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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    35 Taichung City Transportation, Human Resource, Tools Mobilizing Preparation Action Plan - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Adapting to emergencies, and prioritizing personnel salvage as main target, Taichung City Public Transportation Office signed “Taichung City Theme Bus Program” with bus owners. When disasters hit, citizens can ask for contracting buses to support traveler transporting from Taichung City Emergency Management Center, Emergency Management Center of Taichung Transportation Bureau, or Taichung City Public Transportation Office.

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    • Human security and emergency response
    local action
    40 2015 Taichung City Disaster Prevention and Rescue Deep Plowing Program 2nd term - Taichung City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    1.Evaluate area disaster latent influence feature.
    2.Revise the disaster prevention and rescue system.
    3.cultivate disaster prevention and rescue ability.
    4.Establish emergency management mechanism.
    5.Integrate disaster prevention and rescue resources.

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    • Human security and emergency response
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    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Taichung City Government has reported 3 Community emission inventories, since 2011. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Stationary energy, Industrial process and product use, Transport, Agriculture, forest and other land use, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Taichung City Government
    GHG inventory in 2013
    Government operations inventory

    GHG emission from Taichung City Government
    GHG inventory in

    Mayor Chia-Lung Lin
    Taichung City Government, Chinese Taipei

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    Initiative

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    Transformative Action Program
    Compact of Mayors - ICLEI

    Status of compliance

    Compact of Mayors
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