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[Prof.Dr.Soo-Jin Park,Prof.Dr.Jae-Yeol Yee and Prof.Dr.Jung-Jae Park Visit to RSPRC]
Dr.Soo-Jin Park,Professor of Department of Geography in Seoul National University;Dr.Jae-Yeol Yee, Professor of Department of Sociology in Seoul National University and Dr.Jung-Jae Park, Professor of Department of Geography in Seoul National University. They visited RSPRC on February fifth 2018 and they had a pleasant conversation with driector Kuei-Tien Chou and members of RSPRC.
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Energy Transition in East Asia
[ East Asia Energy Transformation Forum: Challenges and Prospects for Energy Transformation in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea ]
The Forum was held by RSPRC on 19 of Oct. The forum invited the following speakers: Professor Koichi HASEGAWA, from Tohoku University in Japan, also the author of "Post-Nuclear Society," Professor Sun-Jin YUN from Seoul National University, who helps to drive the policy for next nuclear power plant in Seoul, and Professor Dowan KU, Director of Environment and Society Research Institute in Korea.
[ 2017 Social Assessment Impact Lecture Series ]
The lecture was held by RSPRC on 26 of Oct,2017. Prof. dr. F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay who is a well-known specialist of social assessment impact from University of Groningen, was invited to the lecture.
[ Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters is the social scientist of Forschungszentrum Juelich and the Adjunct Professor of Freie Universität Berlin. He has long studied the formation of the scientific environment and public opinion in the media communication. He has as well as focused on the interaction between journalists and scientists and the impact of scientific knowledge on the public. Prof. Peters is a well-known German science communication specialist!
[ National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education(PIRE)'s Visit to RSPRC]
Prof. Everette Joseph and Prof. Terri Adams and other fellows of PIRE visited RSPRC on 22th March, 2017. They participated a forum held by RSPRC and Graduate Institute of National Development, NTU, that focus on climate change and disaster prevention.
[ Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn, Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, participated the First International KLASICA Case Study Symposium at NTU. Prof. Dr. Kuei-Tien Chou, the director of RSPRC, with his colleagues, accompanied with Pro. Dr. Renn to visit the RSPRC office after the forum on 21th of November, 2016.
[ Ms. Bärbel Höhn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Ms. Bärbel Höhn, Chairperson of German Federal Diet, visited RSPRC on June 29th 2016. Ms. Bärbel Höhn later participated the "German Experience in Energy-Transition and Nuclear Waste Disposal Discussion Forum", in which she shared views on the issues related to climate change policy, energy transition and nuclear waste management.

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RISK ANALYSIS REPORT 2018 - We need to know more about energy!

 

Starting energy transformation in Taiwan. - We need to know more about energy!

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The next step for Taipei is to follow the Rotterdam model and transform itself into a low-carbon smart city?
The air pollution problem that the cement plant was supposed to solve was improved through the spontaneous actions of Kaohsiung primary school students?
Is the thermal power plant in Taichung important? Let's use the energy map to unlock the power code in Taichung!

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James C. Liao, the President of Academia Sinica
The World Economic Forum has pointed out that climate change is the most urgent risk facing society today. Therefore, Taiwan needs to accelerate the construction of a high-efficiency low-carbon social system, with further carbon reduction as its vision, to chart a long-term transformation roadmap. This book examines systematically the challenges of Taiwan's energy transformation, from the perspectives of "governance reform", "policy tool" and "civil actions", and puts forward feasible policy recommendations that can serve as a guide for moving towards a carbon-neutral society in Taiwan.

Chi-Ming Peng, Meteorologist
In the face of climate change/energy transformation, Taiwan seems to have more blue-green ideology or faith than scientific dialectic, and more are said than done. The book brings together a number of top scholars in the country, sorting out first-hand scientific data, hoping that it will enable the public to understand the discussion in the future, so that Taiwan will not stay out of this wave of global energy transformation.

Yu-Li Lin, Writer
Taiwan's energy transformation is only just beginning, and the next few years will be filled with challenges such as power shortages, electricity prices, air pollution, electrification of transportation, and improved energy consumption of buildings. The authors of this book come from different fields of expertise. Their reflections will help to clear up the relevant doubts.

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