Sketch of Public Policy Communion, February 2015
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The February Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2015 was held on February 15, 2015. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "In earlier years, Archilife proposed the concept of four seasons in one day. I am sure you can understand its implications in the climate change today. Climate change influences everyone. Besides bringing disasters to the ecology and the environment, and upsetting society and the economy, it has also affected our psychology. To continue the hope of human survival, Archilife continuously develops a new civilization with symbiosis and digitization to fight the pressure of the natural selection. Lastly, I would like to remind Archilife members not to be confused by things we see but to keep sharpening capacities, we must save ourselves before saving others."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Chiang Yi-chang gave a presentation on "Environmental Control Special Team Meeting Implementation Report for the Second Half of 2014". First, Chiang reported that the "Sustainable Development Policy Framework" was the discussion focus of this stage, notably the content of the framework's subsequent action plan. Comparing the difference in the implementation outcome report of the action plan of 2012 and 2013 was another focus. After discussions, team members found that environmental protection, energy economy, and society were the three main issues for sustainable development, the response level should be raised, unification should be done first at the ministerial level, and the overall picture in the future could be more concrete. Lastly, Chiang reminded everybody working together for the mitigation and adaptation of climate change to pursue of sustainability.
Next, Mr. Chou Po-cheng, a member of the Public Policy Committee, spoke on "Promoting Rural Rejuvenation in Southern Taiwan". First, Chou mentioned that the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau of the central government and local governments provided coordinating measures for the rural rejuvenation program. These measures included funding and human resource training and top-down program promotion. Then, Chou talked about the procedures of the Rural Rejuvenation Program and the outcomes of implementation by communities. Chou also gave the examples of different townships for attendees to fully understand local rural culture and characteristics. In the future, apart from regional development, trans-regional integration strategies were proposed to promote sustainable operation of communities. Chou also encouraged young people to participate in the program. Apart from representing inheritance and innovation, youth participation suggests a new momentum and new hope. It is hoped that youth creativity and capability can create new opportunities and value for agriculture.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The February Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.