There are seven main tasks in this project, including(1) assisting Tainan City Government to develop low-carbon sustainable actions, to track the progress of actions and to convoke southern low-carbon living district for the low-carbon sustainable society co-prosperity,(2) establishing Tainan Low-carbon Clinic to provide energy saving advisory services for the public,(3)estimating inventory of country GHG emissions, carbon neutral of campus and carbon footprints of products,(4)assisting institutes to implement low-carbon and sustainable society associated affairs, including advocacy, counseling, training and management,(5)maintaining and operating Tainan Low-carbon City website,(6)collecting international and domestic strategies of adaptation and assisting Tainan City Government to plan the adaptation policy , (7) handling the advocacy affairs of carbon assets and GHGs control. The achievements of above tasks are described as below：
1.Establishing Low Carbon Society and Sustainability Society：According to the dedicated tasks of Low-carbon Sustainable Society (LCSS) policy from Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), this project has held associated meeting of southern district area and finished 16 LCSS action plans over 10 operational functions, including the action of urban and architectural design guidelines for energy efficiency, action of old building energy diagnosis, action of maintenance of certification project, action items certified project maintenance action (low carbon and sustainable volunteer training), action over regularly review and publish the performance of sustainable development, action over community plant(cape ,prairie, farms), the promote action of rooftop solar photovoltaic system, collecting and regeneration action of huge waste, household food waste recycling action, promoting action for second-hand markets and exchange platform, activation and cleavage landfill recycling plant, promotional action for water-saving devices, promoting action of green product for agencies procurement, happiness action with schools and communities, promoting action of participation of non-governmental organizations.
2.Founding carbon clinic of Tainan City：Assisting Tainan City Government to set up low-carbon clinic which provides the counseling services for energy saving, including air conditioning systems, lighting systems, the amount of green, renewable energy devices, water conservation and other items on April 22. In the summary, the project has provided 56 counseling services, 41 advised reports and finished 2 seminars for energy saving and transformation in low-carbon communities.
3.Estimating inventory of country GHG emissions, carbon neutral and carbon footprints of products：According to the “Guidelines for calculating county-level GHG “from EPA, this project investigated the GHGs inventory of Tainan city (the target year of administrative area is 2011and administrative institute is 2012). The results display GHGs total emissions is 2,447.48 million tones CO2-e ,in which energy sector(of which the energy of industry 60.45%, energy of transportation 12.93%, household energy 10.85%) contributes 84.23%, industrial processes sector contributes10.88 %, waste sector contributes 3.01 % and agricultural sector contributes1.88 %.In the carbon neutral, this project used PAS2060 and ISO14064-1 as methodology to evaluate the emission of targets, including finishing the preparation (imported ISO 14064-1 and made carbon neutral report) of carbon neutral of Young-An elementary school. Furthermore, the project also use "PAS 2050: 2008"and "PAS 2050: 2011" as carbon footprint guidelines to estimate carbon footprints of 4products,including water-based white glue(1.14 kg CO2e / per 1kg), LED lights(07.37 kg CO2e / per lamp Yacht 70W LED), natural Baiyu Zi(161.68 gCO2e / per item), purple heart ice roasted sweet potatoes(861.95 g CO2e / per 500g), and assisted above firms to gained the carbon footprint labels of products.
4.Promoting low-carbon city：Assisting Tainan City Government found the project office of Tainan Low Carbon City which is responsible for integration and revision the low-carbon policies and formulate the 10 (merged from original 12) constructional strategies(contains 45 measures and 91 specific actions, including creating sustainable low-carbon communities, promoting low-carbon culture and tourism, the application of multivariate green energy, amplification eco-city function, establishing the efficient low-carbon transport, creating a universal low-carbon life, constructing recycling society ,promoting low-carbon energy-efficient buildings, leading the low-carbon environment campus, conducting education for international exchanges. Moreover, This project also hold 7 meetings (Low-carbon city rolling meeting and low-carbon city council meeting) to establish specific carbon reduction index (8 Large-oriented, 29 indicators) as a tracking mechanism to reach a low-carbon transition.
5.Set up and maintain low-carbon city website：Based on "simple, convenient, and sharing life" to set up and maintain Tainan Low-carbon city website as knowledge exchange platform which integrates the associated information included carbon reductions, low-carbon sustainable development and to be the open databases for the citizen.
6.Developing Tainan adaptation program of climate change：According to the adaptation issues from United Nations, the project compiled the core issue in the field of technology, regulations and other policies. Furthermore, we also arrange adaptation policies over worldwide, including five major countries (UK, Netherlands, China, Japan, India)and eight cities (London, Toronto, Rotterdam, Melbourne, Cape Town, Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh) , and summarize the thinking and axis of climate change adaptation policies. In addition, the project also refer the CEPD "National Climate Change Adaptation Policy" and "Local Climate Change Adaptation Plan Planning Practice Guidelines" to plan Tainan City climate change adaptation program, including socio-economic research and analysis, the natural environment research analysis, preliminary analysis of the impact of climate change. After consult by Tainan City Government Platform Meeting (hold on December 3), the details contents of eight field of Tainan adaptation program of climate change was made and to be the adaptation blueprint as Tainan City Government.
7.Conducting Advocacy of carbon assets or GHGs related issues：This project has completed five advocacies on Common Wealth magazine and internet, and send three network publish to Tainan citizen for promoting the public's concept in low-carbon life and the visibility. Moreover, the project also coordinate with EPB to produce low-carbon promotional materials, including 2,000 copies of carbon clinic advocacy brochure, 1000 low-carbon flash desks and 1000 memo sticks.