New Taipei City Government
Chinese Taipei

Population: 3966818
Area of jurisdiction: 2052.6 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 20% by 2026 (2006) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 20% by 2026 (2006) n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 15% by 2026 n/a
Energy efficiency target: % by 2025 (2005) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2012, 2013

Mitigation actions

Great Taipei Water Source Area Overall Development and Urban Planning Control Design
For water source, quality, amount and public security, New Taipei City will review Urban Planning Division Use Control, and update the Urban Planning Division Map. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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River Comprehensive Governance Project - Governance Project
According to the central major policy “Comprehensive Management of River Basins Project” to enhance New Taipei City’s flood prevention. The project will be focus on Fudekeng River, Mayuan River, Wugukeng River, yushikeng River and Wuchong River Watershed. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Village Environment Education Promotion Plan
Using “think global, do local” and “one village one teacher” to disseminate environmental protection. Let the public practice environmental citizen lifestyle. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Green travel
Pinglin district has a rich history and natural beauty. To highlight factory-free strengths, New Taipei City built up the first “Low-carbon travel service center“of Taiwan in Pinglin district. We designed several routes for tourists to travel Pinglin deeply, and provided them many kinds of low-carbon travel information as reference. Combined with guided tours and beautiful scenes along the bike lanes, low-carbon travel of Pinglin district attracted many tourists gather here to enjoy the natural beauty with low environmental impact. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Services energy conservation counseling and guidance
Promoting the energy saving measures for general household services, which include: 1. Provide counselling to total 79 of government institution, service trade, community, etc. 2. Publicize 11 types of user to practice energy management law. 3. Add effect verification project, and demonstrate ESCO example. Start year  
Sector Commercial
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File  
Low-carbon and green industry exhibition
2014 Taiwan international green industry show was held from March 13 to 16 in Taipei. New Taipei city government brought green energy industry association and 25 green energy companies together to display our efforts on developing green products and services. Our exhibition space consisted of 3 major themes: green living, intelligent control and renewable energy. We successfully attracted 7,000 buyers and populaces to know well about our green products and services. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
File  
Green-collar worker training
With much more attention on saving energy issue gradually, the public starts to concern about environment improvement. Due to the wide area of New Taipei City, only the strength of government is hard to complete the whole works. It is suggested that the government should advance course of “low–carbon community planner”. By training community planners, they not only assist the project of saving energy and reducing carbon, but communicate with the community and the government. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Low-carbon campus mark and reform
In order to spread low-carbon concept, New Taipei City government has firstly established ”Low-carbon campus mark”, involving daily life of students, in 2009. Each school makes use of its own advantage and characteristic, to meet the low-carbon idea in campus environment. By 6 aspects (including green buildings, green energy, circulated resource, green traffic, sustainable environment, and innovation) and 25 indexes, school is scored by itself and the score over 60 can apply mark from Environment Protection Bureau. From 2011, there are 11 schools with gold prize and 39 schools with silver prize. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Low-carbon community mark and reform
To promote and encourage energy saving and carbon reduction practices by communities, the New Taipei City Government assess and compare their achievements on “green building”, “green energy”, “resource recycling”, “green transportation” and “green living style” to issue the mark of “Low-carbon communities”. In the meanwhile, we not only selectively subsided communities to reform their building with affordable price, but also introduced counseling resources such as low-carbon planner and low-carbon center to support communities getting the mark or applying for the subsidy. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Neighborhood environmental competition
New Taipei City Government co-operate with District Offices and neighborhood offices to promote a “Neighborhood environmental competition”. The activity applied a series of environmental indexes to assess and compare their achievements of each neighborhood on “Clean”, “Energy saving”, “Waste reduction” and “Environmental education “fields. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Clean the pet waste project
New Taipei City has 3.95 million population, few of them To make the city clean and pretty, the government not only maintain the environment by cleaning pet waste hardly, but also launched several activities and incentives to remind people picking up their pet’s waste. The activities aim to call forth civic-mindedness among citizens by placing pet waste dispenser boxes and warning boards at appropriate locations. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Cut back on burning paper money
Burning of Chinese Paper Money also known as Ghost Money is an ancient tradition that goes back thousands of years and one that is held to this day when honoring the ancestors. However, ritual burning of paper money causes air pollution badly by generating PM10, CO, CO2, SOx, NOx, VOC and PAHs. To protect public health, New Taipei City EPB adopted the policy called “Paper money burning new culture: no burning, collective burning and cut back burning”, anticipating that we could show our appreciation to ancestors in an environment friendly way. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
File  
Energy conservation and carbon reduction action mark
Be aware of the importance of energy conservation and carbon reduction, many organizations, neighborhoods and schools implemented several measures to improve their energy performance and environment. To promote and encourage energy saving and carbon reduction practices by private enterprises and institutions, the New Taipei City Government and EPA co-issues the “Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction Action Mark” to those institutions having excellent eco performance. The assessment aspects of the mark include 4 subjects: (1) equipment improvement practices; (2) volunteer management practices; (3) educational campaign and advanced improvement practices and (4) environmental information disclosure. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Citizen farm
To achieve the vision of low-carbon city, help citizen to enjoy the fun of farming and re-cultivate the fallow land in a meantime, New Taipei City Government subsided landlords and farmer associations to build the citizen farms since 2011. The one-third of harvest will be reserved to those in need, and the rest belong to the tenant. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
reBAG Project
Noticing that the supply of environmental shopping bag has exceeded the demand these year, New Taipei City Government encouraged the public to re-use existed shopping bag instead of making a new one. We officially launched the reBAG platform in August 2014. The platform encouraged and allowed citizen to donate their un-used shopping bag to EPB, we will clean it and attach a hangtag to it. Every hangtag has a unique code on it, which allow us to record their usage data. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Waste reduction and recycling
New Taipei City generates 2500 ton MSW every day, it is necessary to reduce the MSW. According to the user-pays principle, New Taipei City Government adopted the policy of “Pay-per-bag Trash Collection Fee” in 2010. As a result of the policy, the MSW shows a significant downward trend in recent year; however, the statistical study pointed out that there are still 22% of MSW could be recycled. Therefore, we adopted an advanced plan called “Renewable Resources Bank” in 2011. The banks collected the recycled materials and sold them off, 70% income would be given back to support neighborhood’s development. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Second-hand market and resource exchange platform
To avoid the resources being wasted, New Taipei City Government implemented “Well-being Station” in 2008. The station collects unused furniture or stuffs from neighborhood, after being cleaned and refreshed, the furniture and stuffs will be sent to those in need. To enhance the efficiency of exchange, we also created the “Well-being station platform “website to provide on-line exchange access. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Old building renovation and adaptive reuse
Following the principles of cost reduction and resource sharing, New Taipei City Government renovate city-owned assets to increase its value and reuse it in an appropriate way. The renovated buildings are mostly reused to meet our added demands of spaces, such as library, child care center, day care center and new built offices. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Development of green industry cluster
To aggregate and strengthen the green industry’s competitiveness, New Taipei City Government launched a green industry alliance in 2013. The alliance at present has 60 members, its function is to improve information and technical exchange between members, group members to participate business exhibitions or visits. Besides, New Taipei City Government also offers some courses regarding energy saving ESCO and green building planning, we have trained over 60 green industry talent these years. Start year  
Sector Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Waste-to-energy: incinerator produce electricity
Bali incineration plant is responsible for dealing with MSW of 10 districts in New Taipei City. In 2007, EPB encouraged operating entity to accelerate the replacement and improvement of old pipelines and equipment, and as a consequence, the incinerator’s work efficiency and power generation were increased significantly. It becomes a best practice for collaborative project between governments and businesses. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Landfill gas recovery project in San Xia Carbon Neutral Park
New Taipei City Government established the first domestic carbon neutral park in Sanxia District in 2005. The park recovery the landfill methane created in rubbish dump sites, and the collected methane are used for on-site power generation as fuel. The power demand for operating this park is satisfied by itself. Therefore, we not only save our energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emission, but also turn the NIMBY into YIMBY facility Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Clean energy production guidance project.
The project provide energy management advices to the business, such as energy conservation, product carbon footprint and ISO 50001. The project aims to help high power consumption industry to reduce their energy bills by kinds of energy management measures, such as installing power monitoring and control system and adopting energy audit. Start year  
Sector  
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
Geothermal Power Development Project
According to the research, there are about 730 MW of geothermal resource under development in Taiwan, and Datun Mountain located within New Taipei City occupies half of the reserves. To increase the domestic energy supply, New Taipei City Government would like to assess the feasibility of 10 MW geothermal power development in Shiuanziping, Jinshan District with BOT approach under the support of Bureau of Energy and Industry Technology Research Institute(ITRI). Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Green publicly-owned buildings project
The project introduce the technologies and finding from private businesses by PV-ESCO model to install PV system on publicly-owned buildings’ roofs. At present, we have installed 5245 kWp PV system at 52 publicly-owned buildings throughout the New Taipei City. Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Saving energy with neighborly behavior
The objective of the energy saving promotion is to reclaim the public’s energy consumption behavior. Since 2011, except for holding the promotion activity, we also participate the “Energy savings campaign” organized by Taiwan EPA. By holding different kinds of activities, New Taipei City Government hopes to raise the public awareness on energy saving and to motivate energy conservation in everyday life. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Carpooling network
To respond the policy of Greening Transportation, New Taipei City government hosts a “Carpooling Website”, which provides a convenient and easy platform for citizens. Besides, it also expects to combine the power of each city government with the idea of carpool. It will reduce the pollution, save energy, enhance flexibility of conveyance, motivate transportation, and relief the traffic. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Intelligent EV (i-EV) and e-motor
The pilot project of electric motor car in New Taipei City is based on topography and economic activities nowadays, involving service model such as official vehicles, business vehicles, and low-carbon travel. To develop emerging industry and achieve the goal of low-carbon city, Environmental Protection Department of New Taipei City supplies service and policy to the public that buying electric motor car gets easier, including knocking old machine out, allowance, adding charge and battery exchange station. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Car-free Day
New Taipei City promoted “New Taipei International Car Free Day” since 2011, advocated “Green Transportation New Life”, by creating diversity friendly transportation environment; we hope people in New Taipei City can respond no car convenient life just as international people do. In 2013, we combined this with baseball event, more than 20 thousands people have participated in, and in 2014, we combined renting system in New Taipei City and Taipei City for cross-regional service, and introducing this bikers-friendly cities through several activities. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
User-friendly bicycle system
Bicycle is the most environmental friendly transportation except walking. For convenient concern, public bicycle is changed from artificial to automatic renting system in 2013. In 2014, the service expanded among Taipei City and New Taipei City and there will be 300 renting station and 8,000 bicycles in 2015. For bikers convenience, we plan “3 cycles and 10 lines” based on existing riverside bicycle routes and among metro lines, providing both leisure and daily transportation function. The bicycles route is currently 417 km and will expand to 500 km in 2016. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Rapid Transit System: New Taipei Three Loops Three Lines Route
There are 29 districts in New Taipei City, and close to 4 million people. Because of inconvenient of public transportation in remote area, people used to drive car or ride motorcycle. To reduce the pollutant emission, the government aggressively conducts Mass Rapid Transit-3 loops and 3 lines route. Bannan Line has started in 2006, and Xinzhuang Line has also accomplished in 2013. Next, Dingpu Station extended from Tucheng Line and Taoyuan International Airport Line will be operated successively. It is believed that adding usage rate should diminish fossil fuel and greenhouse emission. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Less-polluting buses adoption
Step entrance not only creates public transportation in lower pollution environment, but provides elders and disabled people more convenient traffic tool. From 2009, New Taipei City governmenttries hard to get budget subsidy, and encourage bus dealers to instead old bus by step entrance. It obviously shows that step entrance appeals to the public because total passenger capacity has increased recent years. Therefore, the government will aim it as a target, offering comfortable and smooth communication service to citizens in the future. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
File  
New Taipei City Enforcement Rules of Urban Planning Law
1. Due to the effect of globalization and climate change, city plays important role in local development. The implement of city project should be in a more positive way, including energy saving and carbon reduction, soil water content, transit-oriented development (TOD), city disaster prevention, etc. Also, it corresponds to NO.85 in Urban Planning Law. 2. The strategy of climate adaption: (1)Bring into the concept of “Sponge City”. (2)Set green cover of building lot and green facility. (3)Obtain silver prize of green building. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Build New Taipei green hometown
New Taipei City Government united number of offices to make the city greener by rebuilding the public-owned idle land, such as unused school or market lands and river highlands. We have built 170 hectares green bases since September 2011. With the increasing green area and cover ratio, the city’s adaptive capacity to climate change is strengthened at the same time. Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Green roof in New Taipei City
In order to achieve our vision of low-carbon New Taipei City, increase urban neighborhood green index and mitigate the urban heat island effect in a meantime, New Taipei City Government subsided public-owned buildings, schools and communities to install green roof or green wall annually since 2009. In the result, we effectively expanded our city’s green space and also provided added places for public to educate, observe green infrastructure and share their experiences. Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Operation, management and education of constructed wetland
The 8 constructed wetlands in New Taipei City are created for the purpose of treating anthropogenic discharge such as municipal and storm water runoff. The New Taipei City Government works hard to maintain the multi-functions of constructed wetlands, including the habitat environment rebuild, plant replacement, and tank cleaning. In addition, we also recruited a number of volunteers as tour guides to deliver the concepts of environmental protection during the tour time. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
New Taipei green doctor project
“New Taipei green doctor project” aims to help communities, government organizations and schools to find out the potential of energy saving or carbon reduction for free. After paying a visit to communities, the advisory team of the project will give them advices on how to reduce water, energy consumption or make the building greener. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Building Site Greening of Green Building
Revised provisions presented to implement building site greening and other projects since 1st January 2005 in Chapter 17, Green Building, in Building Design and Construction Part of Building Technique Regulation are declared on 5th March 2004 by Ministry of the Interior. On 8th May 2009, Ministry of the Interior changed the name of “Green Building" to “Green building Standards” and significantly modified the control scope and content. The applicable scope of building site greening was revised on 27th June 2012: a certain scale buildings must be in accordance with the provisions to legally implement green building planning and design. Start year 2006
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File  
Organic Agriculture
1. Guiding farmers to pass organic agriculture transition verification. 2. Subsidizing organic fertilizer and small farm agricultural machinery. 3. Supplying reliable (organic) vegetables of school lunch for primary and high schools in city. 4. Handling commercially available organic agricultural products inspection. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Designing Senior Citizen Recipes
Inviting Chinese medicine practitioners, nutritionists, and restaurant chefs and cooperating with Agriculture Department to design seven sets of nutritious recipes with seasonal agricultural product. Encouraging people using local ingredients for dishes to indirectly reduce energy consumption of transportation. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Promoting “New Taipei City Green Home” Project
New Taipei City occupies 2,052.57 square kilometers with a population of 3,900,199, and it has the most populations of all municipalities with an average annual population growth, approximately 32,500 people. The “New Taipei City Green Home” project has five strategic options in four years which are shown below: 1. Greening and reusing idle public land; 2. Greening public facilities land which is about to be obtained of urban renewal plan; 3. Greening public facilities land of overall development area; 4. Greening riparian floodplain and marsh; 5. Greening unconstructed school and market land. The government leads the charge with integration of various bureaus of administrative resources to drive the public participating and creating open spaces such as green parks. By selecting principles of New Taipei City, 21 districts are listed and greened sequentially. Due to the geographical reasons, although suitable lands in other eight districts are not planned to be greened, government will assist them by other ways. In the 21 administrative regions of New Taipei City, the number of constructed open spaces or green landscaping works places will be at least 195 with a total area of 351.58 hectares. It is like increasing 14 Daan Forest Parks in Taipei or 8,954 basketball courts and reduces carbon emissions by 5,180 tons annually. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Carbon Footprint Guidance Plan
The goals of this plan are to assist and guide enterprises to transit to green industries, to obtain the internationally recognized green mark and product carbon footprint, to adapt green packaging concepts, and to plan for recyclable and low-pollution product packaging structure. It is expected to develop green industries and products and to promote green industrial development in New Taipei City. Three enterprises have been guided to have footprint certification and two of them also get the EPA product carbon labels. By product carbon labeling guiding, the plan not only encourages manufacturers in city producing green products and creating product differentiation, but also lets consumers quickly identify low-carbon goods when purchasing. It also develops industrial green image and competitiveness. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Cleaner Production Guidance Plan
New Taipei City is the top industrial and commercial city in Taiwan with the most number of the enterprises and manufacturers. Under the rising of green consciousness with global environmental protection, city government needs to lead the whole industries to transform to energy-saving and low-carbon productions. This plan combined with industry-academic and technical units to establish the guidance group for visiting plants and assisting manufacturers through the technological upgrading of products, raw materials turnover, and production environment and process improvement. It not only results in pollution prevention, raw materials and energy depletion reduction in production process, but also reduces cost of industrial production. So far, this plan has been guided hundreds of manufacturers, and accumulated more than 300 improvement programs performed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 20,000 tons and produce the economic benefits more than 100 million NTD. Our short-term goal is leading enterprises to develop green technology as the main part of sustainable economy development by promoting several industrial greening measures such as cleaner production, energy-saving, and emission reduction. The long-term goal is to shape the core of the green industry in New Taipei City which includes cleaner energy, cleaner materials, cleaner processes and cleaner transportation. This plan is expected to develop green and energy-saving industry in city, enhance the competitiveness of green industry, and achieve sustainable industrial management. Start year 2008
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
New Taipei City Public Transportation Action Plan
To continuously increase city bus routes, expand the range of route service, and improve bus network coverage to provide the bus service in all districts; to establish the comprehensive public transport network by combining with road network, MRT, bus line, and new buses. 1. Content: (1) To place 56 Highway Bus routes in New Taipei City Government in 2011 and 2012. (2) To place 43 Taipei Bus routes in New Taipei City Government in 2012 and 2013. (3) To provide free bus service, New Taipei City Bus, instead of Free Community Bus. (4) To plan MRT Pilot Bus to coordinate with constructing and planning MRT routes. (5) To adjust MRT Shuttle Bus routes to coordinate with new MRT routes. 2. Plan period: 1st January 2011 - 31st December 2014 3. Annual object description: (1) Up to 145 routes in 2011 (2) Up to 180 routes in 2012 (3) Up to 215 routes in 2013 (4) Up to 250 routes in 2014 Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
3 Rings & 3 Lines Promotion Plan
1. 3 Rings & 3 Lines Plan is the important system to connect transportation in New Taipei City; it is made by opened, constructed and planning MRT routes to be formed as the main MRT network in the city. 2. 3 Rings: (1) First Ring is Loop Line (first phase), south and north circle loop section, and Wenhu Line. (2) Second Ring is the combination between Wanda-Zhonghe-Shulin Line and Xinzhuang Line. (3) Third Ring is the opened Banqiao Tucheng Line, planning Sanying Line, constructing Dingpu Line and Airport Line, and the MRT routes in Taoyuan County. 3. 3 Lines: Tanhai Light Rail, Ankeng Lines and Xizhi-Minsheng Line 4. Expected performance after completed construction: (1) Providing 18 administrative regions of 3.65 million people to use MRT. (2) Improving public transportation usage rate to 50% with public transportation policy. (3) Completeing121 stations and routes length of 146 kilometers; more than 3.6 million commuting passengers per day in Taipei urban area. Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Green Transportation Promotion Plan – the public transportation system stations
The main content of 2011 & 2012 Green Transportation Promotion Plan -the public transportation system stations includes: 1 Completing traffic surveys in 45 green station areas in New Taipei City (25 stations of MRT; 20 stations of Taiwan Railway) 2. Choosing MRT Tamsui Station, MRT Dingxi station and Taiwan Railway Jingtong station as the Model Green Station Areas. 3. Completing planning, construction facilities, and proposed budget of 15-20 Green Station Areas. 4. Planning and designing of Slow Parkway. (The road is near Green Station Area which has less traffic flow and rich landscapes scenery.) Description: The Green Station Area takes public transportation and railway station surrounding in New Taipei City as the main area to operate green transportation environment planning. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  
Carpooling Network
Carpooling Network which was called TNKTY Carpooling Network is a non-profit website which is set up in cooperation with five city and county governments, Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City, Taoyuan County and Yilan County. It is expected to promote the concept of green transportation of private carpool to achieve the goals of pollution reduction, energy conservation, flexible and convenient private vehicles improvement, increase in urban transportation mobility and relieving urban traffic. The website uses completely free membership scheme through membership registration and identity checking safety processes, and the members can start to search the needed carpooling partners on the site. The number of members is more than 13,400 since 2008 and the carpool routes are up to more than 4,900 since inception; from 1st January to 31st August in 2012, there are 919 people newly registered as a member and the average daily new registering members are 3. There are 220 routes successfully matched in 2012, and it takes the most number of matched routes in Taichung City; following by the route which is from Taoyuan County to Taipei City; the route from Keelung City to Taipei City occupies the third position in carpooling route matching; and the forth place is taken by the route from New Taipei City to Taipei City. Start year 2007
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Pay-as-You-Throw Garbage Disposal Fee
New Taipei City Government has promoted the “Pay-as-You-Throw” policy since 2008 with the purpose for reducing the amount of waste and increasing resource recycling rate. It is estimated that the achievements at the present are as below: 1.The amount of waste has reduced from over 2,497 ton/ day in 2008 to 1,200 ton/day in 2010. The daily waste generation keeps decreasing from 0.34 kg/person/day in 2000 to 0.28 kg/person/day in 2011 which is lower than the national average 0.51 kg/person/day. 2.The resource recycling rate has increased from 28.78% to 40%; 3.The kitchen waste collection rate has increased from 6.65% to 13.17%. Start year 2008
Sector Waste
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  

Adaptation actions

New Taipei City Environment Education Mid-Range Plan
Integrating and drafting the city's environmental education policy issues to be the base of sustainable school. To development educational activities of forest, wetlands, oceans, disaster prevention, low carbon, history and biodiversity. The project will enhance environmental education knowledge for teachers and students and do green living in school. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
New Taipei City Regional Plan
According to law, New Taipei City drafted “New Taipei City Regional Plan” to lead regional sustainable development, rational allocation of regional resources, continue to promote infrastructure project and overview the urban panning division. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
New Taipei City River Environmental Building and Improvement Project
To provide Taipei citizens with recreation and sport places for daily life, we came up with the idea of Sishui program, which targeted at the intimate water to promote the environment for the quality of water in New Taipei City. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
New Taipei City Enforcement Rules of Urban Planning Law
1. Due to the effect of globalization and climate change, city plays important role in local development. The implement of city project should be in a more positive way, including energy saving and carbon reduction, soil water content, transit-oriented development (TOD), city disaster prevention, etc. Also, it corresponds to NO.85 in Urban Planning Law. 2. The strategy of climate adaption: (1)Bring into the concept of “Sponge City”. (2)Set green cover of building lot and green facility. (3)Obtain silver prize of green building. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Build New Taipei green hometown
New Taipei City Government united number of offices to make the city greener by rebuilding the public-owned idle land, such as unused school or market lands and river highlands. We have built 170 hectares green bases since September 2011. With the increasing green area and cover ratio, the city’s adaptive capacity to climate change is strengthened at the same time. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Green roof in New Taipei City
In order to achieve our vision of low-carbon New Taipei City, increase urban neighborhood green index and mitigate the urban heat island effect in a meantime, New Taipei City Government subsided public-owned buildings, schools and communities to install green roof or green wall annually since 2009. In the result, we effectively expanded our city’s green space and also provided added places for public to educate, observe green infrastructure and share their experiences. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Operation, management and education of constructed wetland
The 8 constructed wetlands in New Taipei City are created for the purpose of treating anthropogenic discharge such as municipal and storm water runoff. The New Taipei City Government works hard to maintain the multi-functions of constructed wetlands, including the habitat environment rebuild, plant replacement, and tank cleaning. In addition, we also recruited a number of volunteers as tour guides to deliver the concepts of environmental protection during the tour time. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
New Taipei City River Environmental Building and Improvement Project
To provide Taipei citizens with recreation and sport places for daily life, we came up with the idea of Sishui program, which targeted at the intimate water to promote the environment for the quality of water in New Taipei City. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
River Comprehensive Governance Project - Governance Project
According to the central major policy “Comprehensive Management of River Basins Project” to enhance New Taipei City’s flood prevention. The project will be focus on Fudekeng River, Mayuan River, Wugukeng River, yushikeng River and Wuchong River Watershed. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Great Taipei Water Source Area Overall Development and Urban Planning Control Design
For water source, quality, amount and public security, New Taipei City will review Urban Planning Division Use Control, and update the Urban Planning Division Map. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
New Taipei City Regional Plan
According to law, New Taipei City drafted “New Taipei City Regional Plan” to lead regional sustainable development, rational allocation of regional resources, continue to promote infrastructure project and overview the urban panning division. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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New Taipei City Environment Education Mid-Range Plan
Integrating and drafting the city's environmental education policy issues to be the base of sustainable school. To development educational activities of forest, wetlands, oceans, disaster prevention, low carbon, history and biodiversity. The project will enhance environmental education knowledge for teachers and students and do green living in school. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Megawatt Solar Rooftop Promotion Project
To promote solar rooftop in north Taiwan, New Taipei City wants to set solar rooftop on industrial park or community and hopes to catch the 100 megawatt goal. Start year  
Sector Insurance and investment
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Eco New Taipei City – Ecology and Conservation Maintenance and Promotion
1. Handling natural ecological activities 2. Handling resource species survey. 3. Natural park management and maintenance. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Promote New Taipei City Aquatic Products Resource Conservation and Restoration
Improving and maintenance the fishery environment, and promoting the rich natural productivity are useful. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Infectious Diseases Prevention Plan
The threats of infectious diseases and emerging infectious diseases have been grown day by day. This plan has mitigated threats to public by existing infectious diseases preventing system which includes surveillance, epidemic situation investigation, treatment and health education. And also preventing diseases by increasing awareness of disease prevention. Start year 2008
Sector Human health
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Disaster Prevention Park Promotion and Construction
In the past, the park has main functions of landscape, recreation, and conservation. However, in the view of earthquakes in Kobe, Japan, and 921 earthquakes in Taiwan which caused damage and homeless people in recent years, the functions of parks of disaster prevention and asylum are more and more important. New Taipei City is the densely populated metropolitan areas, but there is no open area as disaster buffer area when the serious disaster occurs. Therefore, New Taipei City started to build Disaster Prevention Park from the beginning of 2012. Xinzhuang Sports Park has very good conditions of large area of 22 hectares with vast open space, perfect indoor space, and functionality of device. New Taipei City defines the Xinzhuang Sports Park as Disaster Prevention Park and actively strengthens its disaster prevention capacity and basic refuge space facilities. The capacity of Xinzhuang Disaster Prevention Park asylum is up to 14,365 people now. New Taipei City organized a shelter open and drill practice on 21st September 2012, the National Disaster Prevention Day. It is expected that all unites are familiar with reaction and sheltering, and citizens understand the purpose of disaster prevention park setting. After opening the Xinzhuang Disaster Prevention Park, it can enhance the urban disaster prevention space in order to effectively strengthen the effective refuge. It provides an urban disaster prevention park with diversification functions of landscape, ecology, recreation, disaster prevention and evacuation. The city government not only sets Xinzhuang Sports Park as the first demonstration, but also plans to set Disaster Prevention Parks in other 9 populous areas before the end of 2014. Ultimately, the Disaster Prevention Parks are planned to be set in each administrative district. Start year 2012
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Disaster Prevention and Response Intensive Plan
In order to strengthen the capacity of disaster prevention in districts, the former Central Disaster Prevention and Response Commission has promoted “Five-year Medium-term Disaster Prevention and Response Intensive Plan” in 2007 to assist city and county governments to strengthen regional disaster prevention and response capabilities and provide expenses and subsidization. New Taipei City has promoted “City Disaster Prevention and Response Intensive Plan” from 2010 and it will be completed by the end of 2012. The plan involves 8 model areas, Banqiao, Xinzhuang, Sanchong, Tamsui, Taishan, Jinshan, Sanzhi, Ruifang, and adopts several measures to educate and develop disaster prevention and response ability for correlative personnel in district and village office. The measures include potential disaster trend investigation, disaster prevention electronic map, regional disaster prevention and response plan, standard operating procedures for district offices, shelters capacity assessment, and disaster prevention community promotion. Start year 2010
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Building Disaster Warning System
The previous experience of recent years shows that the meteorological disasters in Taiwan are indeed more and more intense and diversified problems are generated produced. However, the construction protective measures must have certain design standards and protection; therefore, it would draw the lowest disaster loss with the non-construction protection measures when the rainfall condition exceeds design scale. In all non-construction protection measures, the disaster monitoring and warning system has timeliness and prospection, and the information research technology has developed dramatically. However, forecasting software still needs to be cooperated with hydro-meteorological monitoring hardware facility to display the efficacy. New Taipei City has cooperated with National Taiwan University for eight years since 2005. National Taiwan University has effectively assisted and supported New Taipei City government to analyze and response by integrating information of typhoon potential assessment, quantitative precipitation forecasting, river stage forecasting, flood potential assessment, and debris flow potential evaluation during typhoon and flood disasters. In 2012, New Taipei City invited weather risk companies to join the work team and expect to assist government and develop more efficient disaster warning system to protect safety of lives and property for the public through the combination of academia and industry. Disaster warning system focuses on explaining and issuing the forecast information from Central Weather Bureau, and provides future weather trend analysis with the momentum numerical model. Mastering typhoon formation and updating information before coming, and providing previous rainfall estimate and potential flood area. Analyzing households and other areas which may be subjected by flood before flood and developing the support information for disaster warning and forecasting. Start year 2005
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Reconstruction of Zhonggang Main Drainage River Corridor Plan
Zhonggang Main Drainage flows through the densely populated place of Xinzhuang central area; it brings a lot of sewage and industrial wastewater together and results in the serious water quality pollution and the environmental quality effect of urban life on both sides of the river. Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan agreed to integrate “Taipei County Zhonggang Main Drainage Pollution Improvement and River Corridor Environment Building Plan” into “Rivers and Oceans Water Quality Improvement Plan” on 30th October 2006 to address substantial plan, basic design performance and proposed budget; it is expected to reach the goal and vision by the planning and design of the project. Also, it hopes to create the new river corridor environment of Zhonggang Main Drainage to provide the new and high quality living environment and reach the goal of Water Rapprochement by taking schedule and economy into account before completed coverage of sewage system. New Taipei City started “Zhonggang Main Drainage Pollution Improvement and River Corridor Environment Building Plan – Preliminary Planning” in October 2006; “Zhonggang Main Drainage Pollution Improvement and River Corridor Environment Building Project – Basic Planning and Design” in January 2007; operated on 27th October 2008 and opened to use in January 2012. Firstly, the sewage interceptor system was constructed for leading sewage into system to being in process. And then, the clear water is lead to upriver of Zhonggang Main Drainage, and the river corridor and surrounding environment are built. The river reconstruction involves 4 parts which are Water Dance Area, Aquatic Plant Area, Water Activity Area and Eco Area. It is estimated that the achievements at the present are as below: 1. Water Regulation, Water Rapprochement, Water Cleanliness, Water Permeability (1) Enhancing flood control capacity and intercepting living sewage A. No full pipe of box culvert during short duration storm; no overbank during long duration rainfall in 5 years. B. No overbank during several heavy rains. (2) Setting up rainwater collection system – takes ground water and rain water as the source of clean water. (3) Creating water rapprochement leisure environment with river corridor. (4) Broadening detention space by approximately 58%, and setting up eco detention pond in Wonzaidi Wetland Park. (5) Using permeable pavements on sidewalk; using permeable asphalt on cycling paths. 2. Education of water resource recycling (1) Providing clean water source after operating secondary effluent through advanced process in Water Treatment Plant, New Taipei Industrial Park. (2) Setting up cobble contact bed model area under the North Bridge on Zhongyuan Road. 3. Creating an energy saving and carbon reducing public open space - setting up cycling path, energy saving lamps and ecological corridor along the corridor. Start year 2008
Sector Infrastructure
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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