Shin-Cheng Yeh

COP19: Taiwan to educate China on air pollution cuts

COP19 (16/11/13) – As the second country in the world to classify greenhouse gases as an air pollutant, Shin-Cheng Yeh, Deputy Minister for the Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan, says his country has a great deal to offer neighbours like China.

Taiwan is in the process of setting emissions standards for the industrial sectors and has set a national target to reduce CO2 back to 2005 levels.

Because of its cultural ties and a similar industrial framework to China, Yeh says Taiwan could help China “skip some steps” when it comes to reducing air pollution.