Meeting with CIER president
ECCT CEO Freddie Höglund led a delegation of ECCT members to visit Dr Chang Chuang-chang, President of the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中經院 張傳章院長) to exchange views on renewable energy trading and offshore wind investment, and discuss bilateral collaboration on the forthcoming Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan (GOWST) 2020 that is being organised by the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
At the meeting, Dr Chang, who was the previous vice chairperson of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), shared his past experiences of advising local insurance companies to direct investment to the offshore wind industry, and how Taiwan promotes corporate governance synchronised with Sustainable Development Goals and renewable energy development. Dr Liang Chi-yuan, Chair Professor of CIER, stressed the urgency of nurturing talent in Taiwan in project financing to reduce the risks of offshore wind investment. In this regard, he said that Taiwan could draw on experience from Europe in the use of green certificates and renewable energy trading.
The CEO expressed appreciation to Dr Chang and the CIER for its previous and ongoing collaboration with the ECCT. ECCT members from EnBW, PwC, and TÜV Rheinland introduced their planning and strategies in Taiwan. ECCT LCI Director Sammy Su invited the CIER to join and support the 2020 GOWST. At the end of the meeting, the ECCT and CIER reached agreement that the both sides will continue to work together on green financing projects and events in the future.