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APEC, TTRI host low-carbon workshop in Taipei

The Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) hosted the "Low-Carbon Intelligent Operations for the Textile Industry" International workshop, sponsored by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recently at the Regent Taipei hotel.

The workshop was held in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and to promote a sustainable environment, TIRI said

TTRI obtained research sponsorship from the APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group for the first time, becoming the only project in Taiwan to obtain funding from the APEC Leaders' Meeting in 2012.

The theme of this year's International Workshop was "Innovating for Sustainability." Government officials and textile industry experts were invited from the 21 APEC member economies, according to TTRI's press release.

In addition to sharing the joint success of the TTRI and Taiwan's industry in implementing the "product carbon footprint inventory" based on the Low Carbon Inventory Questionnaire (LCIQ) created by the TTRI, scholars from countries such as Germany, the United States, Japan and Taiwan were invited to take part. Experts on international standards and brand and investment consultants were also invited to share their experiences with low-carbon companies, exchange in-depth information with the other economies.

On opening day (April 23), 20 representatives from 11 countries (i.e., Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam), as well as almost 60 industrial, government, academic and research experts gathered to attend the opening address given by Dr. Bai Chi-chung, president of TTRI. The experts discussed international low-carbon product specifications, carbon footprint experiences disclosed by global brand Patagonia, LCIQ carbon inventory tools and successful supply chain experiences, low-carbon sustainable policies and risk assessment of future investment targets in investment consulting.

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