Taipei City Government

Taipei City Government

Chinese Taipei
Summary
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    Population 2704810
  • km 2
    Area 272.0
  • USD
    GDP 50 Thousand
  • emission
    Targets by Reduce 50% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Taipei City Government

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The Taipei City Government has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 50% by 2050 compared to 2005 emission level.

 

    Actions
    Taipei Action Plan
    Taipei city green building reward plan - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
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    Increase water resource efficiency water supply network improvement plan - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

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    Taipei City Urban renewalautonomous regulation - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

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    Green Building Pilot Program - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Since July 2003, the Taipei Construction and Management
    Office has stipulated that any public building construction
    budgeted over US$ 1.67 million must enclose a Green Building
    Candidate Certification issued and overseen by the Ministry
    of the Interior when soliciting building permits. After
    receiving completion approval, the Green Building Labeling
    Committee will certify the green point-rating according to 10
    principal attributes that lead to final approval.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
    local action
    2015 District/Neighborhoods Energy Savings and Carbon Reduction Promotion Campaign - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    In order to support energy savings and carbon reduction
    awareness and habits, the project calls for 150 campaign
    kiosks in neighborhoods in twelve districts, designed to promote
    six activities: (1) energy and resources conservation; (2)
    low-carbon transportation promotion; (3) publicizing projects
    related to community grants as well as energy conservation
    assessment counseling; (4) Inviting the public to sign the
    Energy Savings and Carbon Reduction Declaration; (5) encouraging
    people to eat locally grown and seasonal food,
    while eating fewer processed and packaged foods and reducing
    waste; and (6), creating awareness of global warming
    and climate change impacts

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    local action
    Facilitating Public Bikes Rental System - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Since Mar. 11, 1999, with the “You-Bike” Rental System, Taipei has provided nine-million rides. The number of registered members has exceeded eight hundred and eight thousand people.
    Now in Taipei, there are 115 stations; the number of bikes is 3, 859. On average, each day there are 4 millions users; each You-Bike supplies up to 12 users per day. It is estimated that, by the end of 2013, there will have been 162 stations city-wide; an amount of 5, 350 bikes will have been available for every citizen, thereby rendering much more convenient public transportation service.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    Waste reduction - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    In 2000, Taipei City imposed the creative Policy of per Bag Trash Collection Fee, which aimed to reinforce the efficiency of reducing, sorting and recycling. The emissions reduction accumulated in the past decade has reached to 1,795,400 TCO2e.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
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    Providing guidance and counselling service of energy saving for community - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1. Since 2007, we have started to push the project of low-carbon communities, undertake guidance and assistance of energy saving, and select the best practice communities as benchmark.
    2.Aimed at voluntary energy conservation enterprises with city electricity contract capacity over 300 kW, we provided counseling service for electricity, lighting, air conditioning and heat system.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
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    Driving water saving citywide - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    1.advocacy of water-saving measures through household, community, and city agencies & schools, 2012 Statistics revealed the daily household water consumption in city water supply area was 220 liters, declined 16.35% compared with 263 liters in 2007. Total household water consumption in 2011 was 313 million tons, compared with 370 million tons in 2007. Water consumption reduced 57 million tons, carbon reduction of 5,540 tons.
    2. Removing the useless water supply pipeline in the city.

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    Energy Support for Low-Income Households - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
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    Popularizing the policy of Solar Energy Installment - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    As the effects of global warming become more severe, the City Government issued the “Renewable Energy Action Plan in Taipei City” in 2008 to promote the renewable energy policies and achieve the goal of using renewable energy as it has committed in the Urban Environmental Accords. Aside from its advocacies on education, energy conservation, carbon reduction and the application of renewable energy, it also distributes the budget for the affiliated institutions and schools, provides subsidies to the private industries and businesses that set up a solar and photovoltaic power system, employs professional institutions to make research plans on renewable energy development mechanisms, and passes and carries out the policies on the utilization of renewable energy. The expected goal of this action is achieved.
    2. Until 2014, there are 25 agencies and 39 schools set up solar PV power generation system in 77 sites, total capacity of 3,120 kw include private setting.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
    • Facilities
    • Transport
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    Electricity and fuel conservation for public sectors - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1. Promoting the Project of energy conservation measures implemented in city agencies & schools and setting up reduction target.
    2. Enforcing to replace official use of government vehicles beyond 2008 with hybrid car, and to transform government vehicles beyond 2003 into hybrid, if they match the type or model.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
    • Facilities
    • Transport
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    Extension of public transportation network, planning and construction of Bus and MRT lanes integrat - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Gradually expand public transport network and adjust bus route to match up MRT system. Suspended four MRT routes and shorten two MRT routes in 2014 to integrate Song-Shan line operation.
    2. To replace the bus for low energy and low emission vehicles. There are 3,361 vehicles complied with environmental standards in 2014, it accounting for 95.5% of city bus fleets.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    Replace old public bus with new Hybrid bus, provide subsidy to public to use electric vehicle - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Promotion of Electric Scooter: Subsidy $ 777 USD per E-Scooter purchased and build 350 free battery-recharging stations

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
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    Subsidy for replacement of energy saving lighting in schools - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    In 2010, all schools have fully replaced TL5 type high frequency lighting, which is expected to decrease electricity fee at least NTD 3,000 each classroom annually, and save energy up to 30%. The estimated total reduction of electricity fee is around NTD 39 million per year.

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
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    Taipei city Commercial and industrial Energy Conservation counseling management autonomous regulation - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1.The city's Department of Economic Development hold "commercial and industrial energy efficiency improvement grants” project. As long as it was set up in the city and complete the registration of a company or business, registered capital of 80 million NTD or more large enterprises, have facility renewing such as air-conditioning, heat pumps and lighting fixtures and other energy consumed equipment which costs up to 0.5 million NTD and improve the total energy efficiency up to 20 % will be subsidized up to 30%. In addition , in order to take into account the capital of small and medium business less than 80 million NTD, as long as the investment to improve energy efficiency cost up to 10,000 NTD and the total energy saving up to 20 % will be subsidized up to 40%. The grant project will keep on running in 2014.
    2.Implement commercial and industrial energy efficiency improvement grants projects to improve energy efficiency base on equipment renewing. There were 56 companies got grants in 2012,and the council provides grants amount of 0.28 million USD.

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    Energy Conservation & Carbon Reduction Policy takes priority - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

    Taipei to Promote Energy Saving & Carbon Reduction Plan revised in municipal conference on Apr 13, 2010., integrating duty segregation and echelons of responsibility among City agencies

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    Sectors:
    • Buildings
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    2015 Taipei Energy Consevation Leadership Awards - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: Completed

    Promote voluntary energy conservation in private sectors. Namely, undertake competition of "2015 Taipei Energy Consevation Leadership Awards " in enterprises. It is estimated that all these projects help to save electricity consumption up to 3.91 million kwh throughout 2014.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Transport
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    Replace public and traffic lighting into LED, and tree plantation in urban area - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
    • Status: Completed

    Replace streetlights with LED lamps : Finish 70,000 streetlights changeover to LED lamps before the end of 2014, and change 10,010 public parking lightings to T8-LED

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    Sectors:
    • Commercial
    Community Energy-Saving Lighting Subsidization Plan - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
    • Status: In operation

    In 2011, Taipei City Government launched “Community Energy-Saving Lighting Subsidization Plan” to replace high-energy-consuming lighting equipment with energy-saving versions in the public areas across 100 communities. It’s estimate d that these subsidized communities could achieve electricity saving of 1.51 million kWh, and have 791 tons carbon reduction throughout 2014.

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    Sectors:
    • Residential
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    Taipei city green building reward plan - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

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    Sectors:
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    Taipei City Urban renewalautonomous regulation - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: In operation

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    Sectors:
    local action
    Taipei city heat island effect mitigation plan - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

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    Sectors:
    • Infrastructure
    • Human health
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    Overall target and framework for flooding protection - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

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    Sectors:
    • Water Resources
    local action
    Taipei city Typhoon and flooding crisis emergency plan - Taipei City Government
    • Start year: 2050
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

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    Sectors:
    • Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
    local action
    Develop " climate change adaptation autonomous regulations of Taipei ." - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    There will be 23 regulations. The city government need to have a fully investigation against the city's land use, biological indicators, ecologically sensitive land, environment vulnerability, disaster buffers area. And conduct research and regularly on urban planning, land living facility utilization and pipeline facilities, whether for mitigation of climate impact review.
    In addition, the Taipei City Government also requires the building of community facilities should be a priority to use energy-saving equipment, also closed at midnight unnecessary exterior lights.
    In transportation sector, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, government also need to announce subsidy for citizen to replace old model motorbike. There will be more emphasis on pedestrian priority designated lanes, bicycle lanes and low-carbon transport parking spaces infrastructure.

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    Promoting disaster prevention type of urban renewal - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Assessment/Research
    • Status:

    Promoting a research on disaster prevention type of urban renewal for Taipei.

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    Green Building autonomous regulation - Taipei City Government
    • Start year:
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: Completed

    Taipei green building density tops of Taiwan. By compulsory rules, new constructions contain green building design and plan
    . After completion, if the building fails to comply with Green Building Standard, manufacturer’s performance bond will be confiscated.

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    Sectors:
    • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
    local action
    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Taipei City Government has reported 4 Community emission inventories, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

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

    The Taipei City Government has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2009. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2009, the Transport, Waste management and Other are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Taipei City Government
    GHG inventory in 2009

    Ko
    Mayor Wen-Je Ko
    Taipei City Government, Chinese Taipei

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