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  • Published: Jun 29th, 2010
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Public positive about carbon reduction efforts: poll

| Sourced From Focustaiwan |

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) More than half of the respondents to a recent survey support the government’s carbon reduction policy, while nearly 70 percent agree that the campaign has obtained noticeable results on school campuses, according to the results of the survey released Thursday.

Fifty-six percent of the respondents said they support the government’s listing of “reducing carbon emissions” high on its agenda, while 68.8 percent said they are satisfied with the government’s efforts to promote the campaign in schools, the survey conducted by the Cabinet- level Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC) shows.

Some 57.7 percent of the respondents said they are happy with the government’s work to improve foreign relations through carbon reduction cooperation, ahead of 57.2 percent who praised the government’s research and training on green energy. About 53 percent each are positive about its restrictions on companies’ carbon emission levels and its efforts to promote green buildings.

Eighty-four percent said they manage to follow the government’s guidelines on reducing carbon emissions in their daily lives, such as switching off lights, using public rather than private transport, reducing the use of air conditioning, installing water and light -saving devices and recycling.

At the same time, 89 percent said they back the Cabinet’s establishment of a committee to more effectively implement carbon reduction practices among all government agencies.

However, 47.4 percent expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s performance in decreasing the number of motorcycles and other privately owned vehicles on the roads, and 45.6 percent said it has not done enough to lower greenhouse gas emissions in residential communities.

The RDEC carried out the survey June 8-9 and collected 1,102 valid samples. It had

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