7/19 (Tue.) What is Net Zero and what will happen in our life? (Host: Miller)

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7/19 (Tue.) What is Net Zero and what will happen in our life? (Host: Miller)

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Our government announced the strategy to reach Net Zero in Taiwan in March 2022.
Therefore, TaiPower raised the price of electricity immediately after the strategy.
In the coming decades, some things will change and affect our life continuously.

The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties(COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 13 November 2021.
The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
More than 200 countries joined this meeting and some key points were agreed upon.
1. Recognizing the emergency.
2. Accelerating action.
3. Moving away from fossil fuels.
4. Delivering on climate finance.
5. Stepping up support for adaptation.
6. Completing the Paris rulebook.
7. Focusing on loss & damage.
Many international majors are starting to follow the outcome of COP26 by advocating their suppliers join together.
Lots of manufacturers in Taiwan are looking for a solution to meet these requirements from the international majors.
One example is TSMC chose to buy almost all green energy of Taiwan's wind power from Orsted(沃旭能源).
Another one is the recycling companies scramble to buy the used materials to make Green Products.
Compare with COP25, it seems they are playing for keeps this time.
Do you believe we can make it this time?
Just come to join us and share your opinions.

Session 1: What is Net Zero?
What is Net Zero?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKM7W4KtSjQ
The race to zero emissions, and why the world depends on it
https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1078612
The facts, with several charts to display what we face.
https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-othe ... -emissions

1. According to the report of COP26, life would be wonderful by 2050 if we take action to reach Net Zero.
The unprecedented challenge needs people over the world to cooperate. It needs people to sacrifice some benefits to reach the goal.
Who should take most of the responsibility dealing with this problem? Would you accept to take some effort and then enjoy the outcome?
2. Comparing the two charts as followings, it seems a more population brings more carbon emissions.
Too many people living on the earth may be one of the causes. Can you find out some other causes?圖檔
https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/annu ... -by-region
3. By your imagination, what will happen in the rest of 30 years?
4. Do you get any ideas to suggest to our government on the Net Zero policy?

Session 2: What can we do to reach Net Zero by 2050?
How to Achieve a Net Zero Energy Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xscfQzp6Qk8
26 tips for COP26: What can your business do to reach net zero?
https://www.businesswest.co.uk/blog/26- ... h-net-zero
What we had done in Taiwan.
https://circular-taiwan.org/practice/case/
5. What would you do for a wonderful life in the future?
6. Do you see any business opportunities for Net Zero?
7. Can we use the same way to deal with the problem of food-shortage furtherly?

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Agenda:
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
7:50 ~ 8:00pm Summarization (10 mins)
8:00 ~ 8:05pm Regrouping / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:05 ~ 8:45pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
8:45 ~ 8:55pm Summarization (10 mins)
8:55 ~ 9:00pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

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