INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
International Climate Development Institute is a non-profit organization that focuses on climate change, human rights, intergenerational justice, and developing rights, and actively participates in international activities. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ICDI actively implement the SDG13 “Climate Action”. The core belief of the organization is the concern for climate change and the right to human development; that is, when we talk about the adjustment and transformation that human beings need in the face of climate change, developing rights are important as well. With professional knowledge in climate governance, the organization provides assistance of capacity building, energy transformation, and development of adaptation strategies to disadvantaged groups to help them move towards a sustainable life with climate resilience.
Air Quality Monitoring in Multiplex Environments
The air pollution in Tainan city is mainly by PM2.5. About 30% of PM2.5 results in local factories, vehicles and constructions. With the vision to improving the air quality in city, the government must reduce the emission of PM2.5 and PM10. As a result, Tainan Environmental Protection Bureau has been cooperating with other municipal bureaus to launch “bright and clear air, suspended particulate reduction plan ( 亮麗晴空懸浮微粒管制削減計畫 ).”The policy is mainly focus on air pollution monitoring and civil awareness. Factories have to install the air quality monitoring facilities in order to identify whether they meets the standard or not. Monitor stations are installed around the city to locate abnormal particulates concentration in local area so that the government can investigate resources of pollution more precisely. Besides, the government set up vehicle license and Clean Air Zone to decrease the air pollution through regular approach. By the efforts of city, the annual and daily average of PM2.5 concentration has decreased by 32% over this period. The PM10 annual and daily average concentrations have been lower than the air quality standard for three consecutive years (2015-2017). Furthermore, in 2015 and 2016, Tainan City earned the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration’s evaluation of “Excellent” performance.