The city council today passed the Kaohsiung City Net-Zero Urban Management Self-Government Regulations.

(provided by the city)

[Reporter Chen Wenchan / Kaohsiung Report] Kaohsiung City completed the Net Zero City Management Self-Government Regulations, the country’s first Kaohsiung carbon platform, new industrial parks must use renewable energy, and empty stalls in public retail markets are given priority to apply for organic small farmers; citizen groups pay attention to net zero funds to help society Weaknesses, etc., the regulations have been passed by the city council today, and will be sent to the council for deliberation and approval. They will be announced and implemented after being reported to the central government for approval.

The national policy is 2050 net-zero emissions. Kaohsiung City is an industrial city, and its greenhouse gas carbon emissions account for about 20% of the country. It is more difficult to reduce carbon emissions than other counties and cities. Zero office, professional technical team for carbon inspection services, and jointly manage 86 sources of greenhouse gas emissions that should be reported, circular economy companies, etc., to form an "industrial net zero alliance", and create a low-carbon industry through industry leaders in a large-scale and small-scale approach chain.

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The Kaohsiung Net-Zero Urban Management and Autonomy Regulations is the first in the country to create a Kaohsiung carbon platform. It encourages enterprises to propose voluntary reduction projects and implement greenhouse gas reduction measures accordingly. You can obtain Kaohsiung carbon credits and log in to the carbon platform. When the amount is exchanged, if there is no incremental exchange quota at hand, you can go to the carbon platform to find the existing carbon quota industry, so that the two parties can discuss the transfer of the quota.

The country's first newly established industrial park reaches a certain scale, which requires the use of a certain proportion of renewable energy, which will reach 25% in 2030 and 80% in 2050; the country's first public retail market is allocated empty booths, and a certain quota is reserved to give priority to the application of organic small farmers.

In addition, the city government will develop measures to reward teachers, students, and industrial employees for institutions, schools, non-governmental organizations, and industrial and commercial factories along the public transportation system. Take buses, MRT, Taiwan Railway, and light rail, etc., and the number of passengers exceeds a certain percentage. Those who do, will be rewarded by the city.

Citizen groups, experts and scholars suggest improving the governance level of regulations, citizen participation, net-zero funds to help the disadvantaged in society, and improving social acceptance in the transition process, among which the net-zero fund will help disadvantaged groups in the transition process.

After 10 meetings and discussions between the Environmental Protection Bureau, citizen groups, experts and scholars, the "Kaohsiung City Net-Zero City Management and Autonomy Regulations" was completed, which was approved by the city council today and will be submitted to the city council for discussion and deliberation at this session, pending the third reading of the city council. , reported to the Executive Yuan for approval and announced to implement it, and strive to hit the road by the end of this year.

The city council today passed the Kaohsiung City Net-Zero Urban Management Self-Government Regulations.

(provided by the city)