Taiwan's Sustainable Path to 2050 with the UK as Key Partner
Taiwan is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and the UK government and businesses play a vital role as key sustainable partners. The UK, being the first major economy to commit to net-zero carbon emissions, shares its extensive experience in green energy and decarbonization with Taiwan. A notable example is the memorandum of understanding signed between Associated British Ports and Taiwan International Ports Corporation in November 2023, marking a significant milestone in Taiwan's energy transition.
With the world's largest operational offshore wind capacity, the UK provides substantial financial support to Taiwan's offshore wind projects. Companies like Correll and Sulmara Renewables Ltd actively contribute to Taiwan's renewable energy sector, placing a strong emphasis not only on collaboration but also on talent development. Since 2019, Correll has been actively involved in multiple offshore wind projects in Taiwan, concurrently investing in the training of local talents to enhance their professional and technical capabilities. Likewise, Sulmara has signed an MOU with the National Taiwan University Ocean Centre in 2022 to foster industry-academia cooperation and cultivate talent for Taiwan's offshore wind sector. Additionally, Sulmara has introduced innovative Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), offering more efficient and lower-carbon seabed survey services for Taiwan's offshore wind farms.
As Taiwan faces challenges in its young offshore wind industry, the UK's expertise becomes pivotal. The collaboration not only aligns with Taiwan's commitment to climate action but also accelerates industry reforms and fosters cooperation between government and businesses.
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