「水創未來-國際論壇」Water for Safety 開場致詞

I have to congratulate that The Water Resource Agency (WRA) to hold our first international water leaders’ summit, andpay my respect to this mission oriented agency withlearning by doing progressively.

 

活動背景

經濟部水利署於2019年首次結合各單位舉辦的第一屆「Water for the Future Summit & Expo 2019」(水創未來:國際論壇與展覽),活動內容包括「水領袖峰會」及28場次商業媒合研討會等國際論壇,時任水利署署長賴建信說明,過去水利署在治水同時,發覺應該投入更多資源來增建水利基礎建設;水利署運用前瞻基礎建設經費,投入相關水利產業發展計畫,透過舉辦大型展覽,呈現水利署的研發成果、廠商能量及國外先進想法。

 水創未來展 台灣水利研發成果驚艷


致詞全文

DirectorGeneral Lai, Dr. Chang, our distinguish keynote speakers,ladies and gentleman:

The global warming issues start with a hypothesis and debatable issues at the end of 19 century for quite a period of time. Till June 23rd 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen made historical speech; in United States. Since hiscongressional testimony on climate change helped raise the broad awareness of global warming, which influence the political attitude and the media attention, Media start to take investigation and coverage around of the world.

From 1992 The Rio EarthSummit passed the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”, till the year of 2015 December 12th COP24, 196 countries happily agreed upon the “Paris Agreement”, were driven by sense of responsibility for the present generations and feature, to accept a vague, featuring non-binding target for slowing the increase in carbon dioxide emission.Years pasted, Dec 2018 Trump administration at Cop 24 doubled down onits fossil fuel propaganda campaign, the official US response has been deeply disturbing.The Trump administration declared war on the Green New Deal, in a speech on is pandering to corporate polluters at the expense of those suffering the worst impacts of climate change. The United Stateslack of the participant and support alone with the capitalism marketeconomy has done little to help,all the adults annoyed the 16 years old Greta Thunberg,the Swedish young girl demands a「an inconvenient truth」, she shout loudly by trying to increase pressure on world political leaders to address climate change, she began with a one-person school strike in Stockholm.

Today, with all the understanding andknowledge about climate change we shoulddeal urgently andobviously, but the action is never enough with largely political and stakeholders benefit interfering, while the all human-being and nature planet still under the threats.

Although we see some humanity efforts fulfilled into accounts over the years, between 1990 and 2016 IPCC declared substantial progress has been made in reducing the proportion of the global urban population living in slums. But in year 2016, there is still over 1 billion people lived in slums or informal settlement, with over half (589million) living in East, South-East, Central , South Asia and Africa。On top of that, there are more than 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress.Among all the severe problems today we gather here to talk about the nature threats on the water issues, to deal with Water shortage, River basin flooded, Seawater levels rising threatening coast lines and soil,theseirresistible urgencies we are facing in Taiwan and worldwide.Which we know the situation today will worsen each day.

At the island of Taiwan, from 1994 ROC governmentformalized the sustainable development committee at central and local level, where I participated as a member since. By now,the ROC sustainable development committee takes the climate change into the mostly current SDG’s generaldirection, the cities have beenenhanced with 150 countries, by enforce regulators ensuring better protection of plans, to respond voluntary national reviews and voluntary location reviews and set local alert systems. Today Our National comprehensivedevelopment plan is under revise, and implementland use monitoring program facing inadequate share of land usage. The task still under confront with which has been dedicated to open public spaces in a lot cities, countryside, farms, river basin or raw area. There is still tons of issues also need persistently improvement on asset integrity and design.All of that, when we deal with climate change issues and makes land and water more resilient to climate, it also haspolitical risk behind. We arealso has entangled behavior as world other countries, should be deeply concerned.

I have to congratulate that The Water Resource Agency (WRA) to hold our first international water leaders’ summit, andpay my respect to this mission oriented agency withlearning by doing progressively. This years’Expo 2019 with the theme “Water for The Future” includes international water exhibition and specialist forums.Thisspecialist forum will concentrated on the overview of “Flood management”and“water and Natural Resources management”, which are themost important issues, where the island of Taiwan facing many disaster,earthquake and typhoonfrequently. By this high-level knowledge sharing platform, we can not only access to all experts contributions, ideas, and intelligence and also listen to all distinguish keynote speakers to trace their experience through the insight story, picture each confront tack and to stir up all determination into action. We hope these cases will present to the audience with the general ideas of how the worldwide began to mitigating natural and unnatural threats to our water security.

On behave of all citizens of ROC, Thanks to all our water friends from abroad. We always need your support and take action together.

全球變暖問題從19世紀末的一個假設和爭論問題開始相當長的一段時間。直到1988年6月23日,美國宇航局科學家詹姆斯·漢森發表了歷史性演講;在美國,由於他在國會就氣候變化問題作證時,有助於提高人們對全球變暖的廣泛認識,這影響了全球的政治態度和媒體的關注,媒體開始對世界各地進行調查和報導。

從1992年裡約地球首腦會議通過了《聯合國氣候變化框架公約》,到2015年12月12日COP24,196個國家愉快地商定了"巴黎協定",由對當代人的責任感驅動和特點,接受一個模糊的,具有不具約束力的目標,以減緩二氧化碳排放的增加。多年後,在2018年12月特朗普政府在Cop 24的化石燃料宣傳活動加倍,美國的官方反應已經令人深感不安。特朗普政府向綠色新政宣戰,在一次演講中,他們以犧牲那些遭受氣候變化最嚴重影響的人為代價,迎合企業污染者。美國的缺乏參與和支援也惹惱了16歲的格蕾塔·湯伯格,這位瑞典少女要求一個「不方便的真相」,她大聲喊叫,試圖增加對世界政治領導人,以應對氣候變化,她開始在斯德哥爾摩的一個人學校罷工。今天,隨著我們對氣候變化的所有理解和認識,我們應該緊急和明快嶼處理,但行動永遠不夠,在很大程度上是政治和利益攸關方面利益的干涉,而全人類和自然星球仍然受到威脅。

儘管我們看到多年來在帳目中實現了一些人道努力,聯合國氣專委在1990年至2016年間宣佈,在減少生活在貧民窟的全球城市人口比例方面取得了實質性進展。但在2016年,仍有10億多人居住在貧民窟或非正規居住區,其中超過半數(5.89億人)生活在東亞、東南亞、中亞,南亞和非卅。除此之外,有20多億人生活在水緊張的國家。在今天所有的嚴重問題中,我們聚集在這裡,討論水問題的自然威脅,處理水資源短缺,流域被淹,海水水位上升威脅海岸線和土壤,這些不可抗拒的迫切性,我們在臺灣和全球。我們知道今天的情況會每一天惡化。

在臺灣島,中華民國政府從1994年開始正式成立中央和地方的可持續發展委員會,我從那時起作為成員參加了這個委員會。至此,中華民國可持續發展委員會將氣候變化納入目前可持續發展目標的總體方向,與150個國家建立了城市,通過加強監管機構確保更好的計畫保護,應對自願國家審查和自願地點審查,並設置本地警報系統。目前,我國國家綜合開發規劃正在修訂中,實施土地利用監測方案,但土地利用比重不足。目前仍然面臨著許多城市、農村、農場、河流流域或原始地區的開放公共空間的任務。在資產完整性和設計方面,仍有大量問題需要持續改進。所有這一切,當我們處理氣候變化問題,使土地和水對氣候更具彈性時,它背後也有政治風險。我們也像世界各國一樣糾纏著行為,應該深感憂慮。

我必須祝賀水資源局(WRA)舉行我們的第一次國際水領導人首腦會議。並尊重以使命為導向的機構一直在學習,逐步做。以"水為未來"為主題的2019年世博會包括國際水展和專業論壇。本次專家論壇將集中討論"洪水管理"和"水資源與自然資源管理"這兩個最重要的問題,臺灣島經常面臨迫不及待。通過這個高層次的知識共用平臺,我們不僅可以接觸到所有專家的貢獻、想法和智慧,還可以聆聽我們與眾不同的主旨演講人通過洞察故事來追蹤他們的經驗,從而描繪出每個面對面的手法,挑起所有的決心到行動。我們希望這些案例將向聽眾介紹全世界如何開始減輕對我們水安全的自然和非自然威脅的一般想法。

感謝所有來自國外的水友,感謝中華民國全體公民。我們始終需要您的支援,共同採取行動。

 

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