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.
Participatory Rooftop Farms ─ New Taipei City
To solve the heat island effect and reduce power consumption from air conditioning, address the city’s ‘concrete jungle’ overtaking green spaces, and meet leisure and entertainment demand, New Taipei City started launching “participatory rooftop farms” in 2015 to make the landscape greener, create safe food sources, reduce food mileage, promote food education, and create social networking opportunities in otherwise idle space.
The quantitative outcomes include cooperation with 43 building units, for a total of 107 rooftop ecological farms on idle rooftops, generating a green area of 7,672 square meters, reducing power consumption by air conditioning by 2 million kWh each year, and reducing carbon emissions by approximately 1,100 tons.