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Taiwan urged to tackle climate change

DIRTY HABITS:Although Taiwan has been very active on tackling climate change issues, it is one of the world’s biggest per capita polluters, a German dignitary said

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

“The REDD-plus is likely to be a problem rather than a solution unless human rights safeguards are put in place because we have seen from a lot of cases across the world that the project can lead to eviction and land-grabbing affecting indigenous people,” said Mona, a member of the Sediq people.

“Although Taiwan does not follow policy set up by REDD-plus, we can also see similar cases happening in Taiwan, especially in Aboriginal regions,” he said.

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