The Experimental Forest organized the "2023 National Taiwan University Centennial International Workshop on Forest Carbon Sink and Circular Economy Methodology" at the Xitou Natural Education Area from September 7th to 8th, 2023
To promote the development of carbon trading in Taiwan, The Experimental Forest organized the "2023 National Taiwan University Centennial International Workshop on Forest Carbon Sink and Circular Economy Methodology" at the Xitou Natural Education Area from September 7th to 8th, 2023. On September 7th, the workshop featured keynote speeches by Mr. Neilson, Chairman of the World Climate Foundation, Deputy Representative Takashi Hattori of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and Technical SuperintendentHsu Hsu-Chengfrom theMinistry of Environment. In the afternoon, Professor Takuya Hiroshima from the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, introduced "Trends and Issues of the J-Credit Scheme and Corresponding Carbon Offsetting in Japan." Following this, Professor Shinya Koga from the Research Institute of Kyushu University Forest, Assistant DirectorYoshihiko Aga fromForest Multiple Use Division, Forestry Agency of Japan, Assistant DirectorYusuke Kumagai from the Wood Industry Division, Forestry Agency of Japan, and Professor Yasushi Mitsuda from the Agriculture Department of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Miyazaki University, gave the presentations related to the development of the J-Credit Scheme, national greenhouse gas inventories, wood product calculations, and real case studies, respectively.Furthermore, the workshop invited Ashok Kumar,Regional Representative (Asia-Pacific), Regional Engagementfor VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) under Verra, to introduce the overall process and development of the VCS verified carbon standard.
At the “Government and Enterprises Exchange Forum on Carbon Reduction and Future Economy”on September 8th, Director Lao-Dar Juang of the Department of Resources Sustainability, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ms. Cheng Sophia, Chair of Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, Chief Investment Officer of Cathay Financial Holdings,gave keynote speeches. Representatives from leading enterprises, E. Sun FHC, Innolux Corporation,andWistron NeWeb Corporation, were invited to share their challenges and experiences, engaging in a dialogue with government representatives. During the workshop, a total of 245 participants attended, and the workshop concluded successfully on the afternoon of September 8th.
Group photo oF NTU Centennial International Workshop on Forest Carbon Sink and Circular Economy Methodology
The workshop included a "Government and Enterprises Exchange Forum on Carbon Reduction and Future Economy" to gain insights into the carbon offset achievements and the challenges of leading enterprises.
Technical SuperintendentHsu Hsu-Chengfrom theMinistry of Environment(second from the left) and WCF Asia-Pacific Representative Hu Wei-Cheng (far right), along with Dean Lin Yu-Pin(center), Professor Shyu Yuan-Tayof the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (second from the right), and Director Tsai Ming-Jer of the Experimental Forest (far left) posed for a group photo before the workshop.