- The Kaohsiung City Government has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 20% by 2020 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.
0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2015
0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2015
50% Energy efficiency improvement by 2025
Disasters, living infrastructure, water resources, land use, coastal, energy supply and industrial, agricultural production and biodiversity
Kaohsiung City is facing several climate change impacts such as precipitation pattern change, intense rainfall, landslide, sea level rise, storm-surge, high temperature and low temperature . In order to cope with the above impacts, Kaohsiung City Government implements climate change adaptation actions, including improving the drainage system and strengthen the management, establishing water resource conservation and disaster prevention system, studying and develop diversified water supply program, execute coastal sustainable regeneration plan, set up flood prevention and relief projects to enhance and build a resilient and sustainable city
51 local factories have been required to report their annual GHG inventories since 2009. Besides, the EPB assisted 3 local factories to plan GHG reduction which 18,942 tonnes of GHG reduction is anticipated in 7 years.Read More Read Less
Many actions have been taken between 2005 and 2009 to advocate green campus, and the impressive results are in 6 aspects including illumination, energy conservation, planting, water conservation, recycling and thermal insulation.Read More Read Less
Adding shuttle buses for KMRT (Kaohsiung Metro Rapid Transit) users, and providing privilege for people transferring between KMRT and public buses, aiming to double public transportation users.Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung city government has successfully promoted the Integration of resources and energy in LinHai industrial park, taking China Steel Company (CSC) as the core selling waste heat and steam to surrounding factories. In 2015, due to decreasing market in industry, compared with 18.9 million metric tonnes steam sold in 2014, only 15.8 million metric tonnes steam sold in demand, which would be equal to reducing emissions 363 thousand metric tonnes CO2e produced by burning fossil fuels.Read More Read Less
Items of ESCO will be made legislated as part of CDM trading items.Read More Read Less
The transit system consists of red line and orange line with 34 stations and 42 kilo-meters in total length; combined with the shuttle buses as supplements for passengers.Read More Read Less
KCG is promoting “Green Building” labeling and accreditation system which is combined with Central Government’s subsidy project of green house. There are nine indicators of “Green Building” set into four fields, which include Ecology, energy saving, Waste reduction and Health. The nine indicators include biodiversity, greenary, rainwater conservation, energy saving, carbon reduction, waste reduction, indoor environment, water resource and improvement of sewage and waste.Read More Read Less
The KCG has been promoting green roof and space in the city. Up to 2012, green space reached 48 ha in public place and 32.9 ha in private place. Green roof also amounts to 3.2 ha. 3852 GHG reduction is anticipated.Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung city government continuously extends cycle way to create a cycle-friendly environment to bikers. Cycle way of over 500 km long has been built and will be extended to over 600 km by the end of 2013.Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung continuously set up new public bike rental stations. So far, 100 stations have been set up, which can provide over 5,000 cyclists to use each day.Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung is building a light rail system. The project with 22.1 km long, includes two stages. So far, the first stage is underway, and will be completed and operated in Jun., 2015, while the second stage would be operated in 2017.Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung Sustainable Development (KSD) committee was established in 2004. The KSD was composed of the City’s relevant offices and experts and scholars, with the city mayor as the convener, deputy major Liu, private sector representatives and social organization representatives as the deputy conveners, and the director-generals of Environmental Protection Bureau, Urban Development Bureau, Public Works Bureau, Social Affairs Bureau, Marine Bureau, Economic Development Bureau, Agriculture Bureau, Health Bureau, Fire Bureau as the members.The Sustainable Environment Office under the KSD is the dedicated unit that is responsible for climate change adaptation and city resilience building. The office efficiently integrates climate change adaptation related resources between all bureaus and offices. The team hosts working group meetings on occasion and invite experts from the government, universities and industries to work together and put forward adaptation plans and initiatives.Read More Read Less
Subsidy for both residential and commercial use since 2008. For the solar heater installation, each solar heater could get subsidy from both central government and Kaohsiung City government at around 800 USD in total.Read More Read Less
The EPA launches the project of “Low Carbon and Sustainable Community”. Communities submit their proposals regarding low carbon activities. Proposals which pass the review would receive education and consultation. Implementation results which pass the evaluation would receive certificates and subsidies.Read More Read Less
On August 13 2014, the Environmental Protection Administration in Taiwan announced that the ozone and aerosols levels are risky in Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County. To meet the standardized goal of air quality, Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County are designated for being the total-amount- controled area, which includes common control plans and reporting implementation as well. The implementation areas are across the boundaries of Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County. The goals and strategies are given to reduce GHG emissions, to improve air quality, and ultimately to ensure the life quality of residents in this region.Read More Read Less
KCG is promoting the industrial voluntary GHG emission reduction project. The amount of emission reduction credits could be taken into account for Emission Trading and Permission System in the future.Read More Read Less
Subsidy for solar photovoltaic installations. The solar photovoltaic is subsidized 300,000NTD per KWP, the total subsidy can’t exceed the cost of installation, and the subsidy is limited to 300KWP per case.Read More Read Less
The training programs for citizens who are willing to donate their time to the issues of climate change have been carried out since 2009. This year, to have 10,000 volunteers trained is our goal. Training programs include the contents of wastewater treatment, recycling, water conservation, energy conservation, less meat consumption, and green transportation.Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung city government provides subsidy to private buildings to improve its energy efficiency. The subsidy covers LED lights, water-saving taps…etc and is up to NT$20000 (USD$ 666).Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung City Government assists in processing applications of Air Quality Purification Area. To grow plants and set up related facilities so as to improve the air quality, achieve the quality of the living environment, provide the opportunity of ecological education and the purpose of sustainable use of resources.Read More Read Less
Creating a car-free zone to demonstrate an EcoMobile lifestyle. In the plans, we will build a travel shuttle center and import double decks buses and electronic buses as the shuttle services. We will conduct a variety of car-free day activities which collaborate with the residents. In the car-free zone, people should move without emissions such as walking, cycling, or low-carbon vehicles. Energy and exhaustible resources are saved, and the air quality in the city is improved.Read More Read Less
Sustainable resources management, currently ecology conservation has effective results in some districts. After cutting down the amount of pesticide, it raises the biodiversity. By combining the experience of One-day-farmer, ecological guiding and farm produce manufacturing becomes the new model of agriculture tourism. Second, Ecology conservation and citizen participation, KEPB promoted to introduce 13 wetland parks in Kaohsiung. By voice map, people can do the ecology observation by themselves. Last, International Cooperation, KEPB compiled each bureaus’ executive results into English version which was delivered to ICLEI in April, 2015.Read More Read Less
After Kaohsiung City merged with Kaohsiung County to become Greater Kaohsiung, which covers broader administrative divisions, Kaohsiung now encompasses more diverse land usage and natural resources.
It could be seen from Kaohsiung's experience with major disasters such as Typhoon Morakot, Typhoon Fanapi that the existing environment of Kaohsiung is extremely sensitive to climate change, which affects industry, natural resources, ecology and citizen property of the city to various degrees.
Examination of Kaohsiung's tolerance concerning potential disasters is necessary, as extreme temperatures and precipitation brought by future climate change will intensify the level of natural hazards in this area. In order to draft corresponding adaptation measures, which is expected to level up Kaohsiung's adaptation capacity and to decrease vulnerability, this program works with related administrative units on instituting “Kaohsiung Platform on Climate Change Adaptation'' along with the existing 6 responsible groups from“ Kaohsiung Sustainable Development Committee”The procedure is based on National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Taiwan announced in 2012 by the Administrative Yuan.
Diverse approaches and measures will be adopted to establish primary domains including locating, vulnerability evaluation, and adaptation strategies. The program targets possible climate change and environmental effects in Kaohsiung, compiling existing adaptation actions to formulate Kaohsiung adaptation strategies on 8 major domains - with short-term, mid-term and long-term scope, according to vulnerability evaluation. We aim to transform Kaohsiung into a sustainable city with climate adaptive capacity.
Kaohsiung City Government started the project of adaptation policy making to climate change since 2010. The framework of Kaohsiung Adaptation policy contains 4 main parts: the mapping of vulnerable areas database in Kaohsiung; the collection and analysis of international, national, and cities’ adaptation policies; the Kaohsiung Adaptation Policy, implementing framework, and related regulations making; and the plan of Kaohsiung adaptation actions funding.Read More Read Less
Kaohsiung is developing a “carbon-based adaptation fee and subsidy” system in city level. The funding is according to the GHG emissions to levy the climate change adaptation fee from industries in Kaohsiung City. The fee will be used for executing the adaptation actions in Kaohsiung. This financial system with complete grant and supervising system will help Kaohsiung to become a resilient city.Read More Read Less
We put lots of efforts in the issue of wetland conservation. The total area of wetlands in the city are greater than 50 million sqm, and the Neweipi wetland built in 2005 is the one with the most abundant species and the biggest one among them. Those wetlands not only can conserve the biodiversity, but also reserve flood water during flooding.Read More Read Less
The Kaohsiung City Government has reported 6 Community emission inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Stationary energy, Industrial process and product use, Transport, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.
The Kaohsiung City Government has reported 5 government operational inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Waste management and Other are identified as key emission sources.
Mayor Hsu Li-MingKaohsiung City Government, Chinese Taipei