Sketch of Public Policy Communion, October 2015
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The October Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2015 was held on October 25, 2015. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "We are going into the winter. In heightening climate change, Taiwan is relatively safe, compared to some countries where a high-risk environment has brought certain impact. This impact will spillover to affect Taiwan's export, stock market and job opportunities, causing instability in the society. As we face the changes in the external environment, we should consider flexibility and adaptability in terms of developing internally, instead of endless expansion. In this explosive information era, we must acquire knowledge in all domains, so we can develop the ability to conduct research and analysis. We will achieve double effects of we can discuss and make consolidated judgements from different domains. That is why Archilife has established the new "K2 Special Team" to investigate the establishment of the livable model Earth 2.0, and is expected lead humanity through the trials."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Li Shu-an gave a speech on "Strategies for Control of PM2.5 in Taiwan". The speaker began his speech by introducing PM2.5 as one of the IARC group 1 carcinogens. The micro-granules of PM2.5 adsorb toxic substances, like heavy metals and dioxins, which are known to be possible causes to cardiovascular diseases, respiratory tract conditions and lung conditions. He continued to introduce Taiwan's control standards for PM2.5, how suspended micro-granules are deposited in the lungs and the classification of suspended micro-granules. He said that the main source of PM2.5 in the metropolitan area is exhaust from motor vehicles. Finally, the speaker introduced the strategies for prevention of PM 2.5, including control of exhaust emissions, setting standards and regular monitoring, air-quality packs, development of green transportation and an automatic license plate identification system. Finally, he closed his speech by encouraging the nation to work together for clean air.
Next, Mr. Yao Wei-zheng gave a speech on "Strategies for Preventing Disease Outbreak under Climate Change". The speaker began his speech from raising the issues that, under the threat of climate change, high temperature environment increases the risks of cardiovascular, respiratory and lung diseases and massive breakouts of infectious diseases, like Dengue Fever. Severe Dengue Fever may result in shock and even death. Dengue Fever is caused by a virus spread through Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus through biting. The symptoms include headache, sore muscles and fever. Dengue Fever is no longer a problem contained to tropical Southeast Asia. Numerous cases have emerged in Taiwan, Europe and the US. The most effective way to prevent this disease and contain the epidemic is to control the breeding of the vector mosquitoes.
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 October Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.