In 2007, Executive Yuan decided to implement Kuokuang Petrochemical project in Dacheng Township, Changhua County instead of Taisi Township, Yunlin County. However the central government suspended this project in April 2011 due to serious protests and the consensus. To sustain local development and industrial innovation, and induce more employment with simultaneous protection of the eco-systems in Dacheng, the government prepared an action plan to support green economy and low-carbon evelopment.
Under the action plan, this project constructs a framework of development to establish a green industrial park including green energy,environmental education, and eco-tourism industries according to its unique culture and climate in Dacheng. The planned park covering four themes of renewable power, which are hydro, biomass, wind, and solar power, also provides functions in research, tourism, and education. This project aims to enhance the green employment and economic growth.
Within the park, a center integrating low-carbon measures demonstration,environmental education, and low-carbon tourism purposes has also been
proposed in the project. Besides, two demonstrative low-carbon communities in Dacheng were selected in the project. We assisted the
communities to implement low-carbon measures including transportation,energy, and low-carbon life. Through duplicates of experience on demonstration in other villages/communities in Dacheng, it is expected to promote the protection of eco-systems and penetration of renewable power systems and local industries upgrades. Furthermore, low-carbon measure workshops were held to deliver low-carbon concepts to the public during the project. A webpage introducing the demonstration of low-carbon communities and low-carbon policies was also designed as the showcase of the project.