Taiwan’s economy is facing a major downturn in the coming years, but one of its biggest carmakers is still committed to building and selling new vehicles, and it wants to help restore its environment.
As part of a broader push to clean up its environment, the Taiwan Auto Industry Association (TAIA) has recently released a new environmental study on environmental impact, which it hopes will help businesses in Taiwan improve their environmental footprint.TAIA chairman Hsiu-chih Wu told Quartz that the study aims to provide companies with information that will help them better manage their environmental impact.
For instance, TAIA said that its environmental studies are a useful tool in the management of environmental impact and will help carmakers assess the impact of different types of activities.
For example, a study in 2015 estimated that a carmaker could save up to 40 percent on pollution from burning coal and natural gas in one area, and that they could cut its pollution by 10 percent if they switched to natural gas, the TAIA explained in a statement.TAIAs new study also looks at the impact that carmakers are having on their local environments, and how that affects how they are operating in Taiwan.
For example, TAIAs study said that Taiwanese carmakers have not fully accounted for the impacts of their products on the environment, such as the impact they have had on the biodiversity of the region.
For instance, a Taiwan study estimated that in the last 20 years, about 60 percent of Taiwan’s car plants have closed due to pollution.
TAIA has been trying to get car manufacturers to do more to improve their local environmental impact as well, and to help the local environment, Wu said.
Taiwan is a major manufacturing hub for carmakers, with more than 50,000 companies employing nearly 1.5 million people.
According to the Taiwanese government, Taiwan has more than one million active car plants, and the country has one of the highest per capita CO2 emissions in the world.
It is estimated that Taiwan emits about one billion tons of CO2 per year.
Taipei City Council is currently working on a plan to boost its green economy and promote the local environmental environment.
Wu said the city council is also developing a plan for developing the economy of Taiwan, and also will be launching a “local eco-market.”