Collaboration is the KEY!
Circular economy COLLABORATION across borders, industries and sectors is fundamental and instrumental for ascertaining net zero and ultimately mitigating climate crisis.
In the past decades, economic & trade dialogues have led to more global trade, more production and more externalities and GHG emission. On the other hand, climate dialogues had been ongoing with the aim to decrease emission. These two types of dialogues must converge and align, instead of running parallel, leading to opposite directions and cancelling each other out.
Much can be done and should be done by individual countries and companies in eliminating all externalities, including carbon emissions. However, in today’s highly interdependent world, no single country, nor company, can achieve net zero and mitigate the climate crisis on its own.
The key is collaboration: circular economy COLLABORATION across borders, industries and sectors is fundamental and instrumental for reducing GHG emission and ultimately achieving net zero. The global community must act together as one--one world, one team!
“Circular collaboration for Climate crisis should be done at the industry, national and international level.”
- Industry level: Redesign supply model--replacing linear supply chain with circular supply network, to achieve zero-waste, zero emission, zero accident and ensure a more resilient future.
- National level: Fully integrate demand, supply and governmental instruments (such as public infrastructure, laws and regulations). Envisage and define a future net zero lifestyle, then backcast and reshape the current production and supply model.
- International Level: All inclusive! Challenges and needs of importing and exporting nations, developed, developing and under-developed nations should all be considered, leaving no one behind.
Taiwan, as an important manufacturing-based economy and key supplier in the global ICT industry, is well positioned to bring together key stakeholders from both manufacturing and consumption-based economies for extensive and well-aligned CC4CC dialogues and efforts.
We believe that a global and inclusive circular collaboration will accelerate carbon emissions reduction and ascertain net zero, and at the same time creating a more resilient, regenerative and sustainable circular economy--the long-term solution and structural response to the climate crisis.