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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

In partnership with the Taiwan Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA), GEEP invites you to apply for the 2024 Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC): Advancing Marine Conservation! The YIC provides an opportunity for young people ages 15–30 around the world to share their innovative solutions to protect marine resources. . . . . read more….

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
The Ministry of Environment held the 2023 Taiwan-U.S. Eco-Campus Partnership Program Award in Taoyuan on December 20, to recognize 59 schools for receiving 2023 Eco-Campus awards, comprising 10 Green Flags, 20 Silver Flags, and 29 Bronze Flags. This was the largest number of schools to be awarded a Green Flag since the start of the Eco-Campus program. . . . read more….
Sunday, November 19, 2023
The Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC) is a joint collaboration between Taiwan’s Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA), Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP), and North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) launched in 2020. . . . read more….
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
After three years of absence, the physical International E-waste Management Network Annual Meeting returned to New Orleans, USA from September 19 to 21. Because of the pandemic, no physical meeting was held since the last meeting in Bangkok, Thailand of 2019. . . . read more….
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
In response to environmental changes worldwide and the demand for an improvement in the quality of the environment in Taiwan, on May 24, 2023, President Tsai officially announced the Organic Act of the Ministry of Environment, which restructured the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) as the Ministry of Environment. The inauguration ceremony included the official appointment of Shieu Fuh-sheng as the new minister. . . . read more….
Monday, August 21, 2023
In order to promote exchange and cooperation in environmental education in the Asia-Pacific region, Taiwan EPA and the Global Environmental Education Partnership Asia-Pacific Center (GEEP APRC) organized the 2023 International Symposium on Environmental Education . . . read more….
Monday, August 21, 2023
The Technical Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan and the US was signed in 1993, and now three decades later, a commemorative event was held at Huashan Creative Park to reflect on the accomplishments made over the years between the two environmental protection organizations. . . . read more….
Friday, August 4, 2023
The 31st Pacific Island Environmental Conference was held jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 and the Palau Environmental Quality Protection Board from July 31 to August 4 at Koror, Palau. It was the first PIEC post the pandemic, and the conference provided opportunities for the members of the US-affiliated Pacific islands to engage on various environmental issues. . . . read more….
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
The 12th Asia Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN) Annual Meeting was held on July 12, 2023. Taiwan EPA’s Deputy Ministry Wang and U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida delivered the opening remarks and recognizing both EPA’s and APMMN’s partners’ dedication and contributions to the environment. More than 50 government officials and scholars from 17 countries, . . . read more….
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Since 2005, Taiwan and US EPAs have been collaborating to introduce and localize innovative ideas and technologies to improve the effectiveness of soil and groundwater contaminated sites, with the ultimate goal of establishing a reference model to share with Southeast Asian partners. This year, Taiwan EPA invited 20 experts . . . read more….
Wednesday, November 30 2022
As part of the GEEP program, the Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC) provides opportunities to youth from around the world to address urgent and pressing environmental issues through innovative solutions. The 2022 YIC theme was marine debris and a total of 84 innovations from 32 countries were submitted. In the end, 15 finalists were chosen, and the top 3 innovations were awarded USD 1,000 grant . . . read more….
Wednesday November 2, 2022
On November 2, 2022, Taiwan EPA Deputy Minister Shen and US EPA Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida convened the 11th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN). Over 50 government officials and academics from 26 organizations in 18 partner countries, including the United States, Japan, Australia, and the United Nations Environment Programme, participated in the event. The annual meeting included a demonstration on the latest passive atmospheric mercury samplers by the Environment and Climate Change Canada, a presentation on the current status of APMMN implementation from the Joint Environmental Monitoring Center at National Central University, an expert panel session on the calculation of national atmospheric mercury deposition from the U.S. National Atmospheric Deposition Program, and partner countries update on the current status of atmospheric mercur . . . read more….
Monday, October 10, 2022
Taiwan and US EPAs jointly held the 2022 GEEP Annual Meeting on October 10, 2022, in Tucson, Arizona. The annual meeting was the first in-person meeting held since the outbreak of Covid-19. The meeting gathered over 30 participants from the government, academia, and NGOs in 11 countries to exchange and discuss on environmental education topics, and deepen participants’. . . . read more….
Friday September 23, 2022
On August 2, 2022, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced its cooperation with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization(CSIRO) to establish a mercury wet deposition monitoring station at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory using a Taiwan-made instrument. The cooperation ceremony was attended by Director Dr. Daniel J. Metcalfe of Oceans and Atmosphere at CSIRO, Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida of the US EPA, Director General Wallace M.G. Chow of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and Deputy . . . . read more….
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

On August 2, 2022, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced its cooperation with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization(CSIRO) to establish a mercury wet deposition monitoring station at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory using a Taiwan-made instrument. The cooperation ceremony was attended by Director Dr. Daniel J. Metcalfe of Oceans and Atmosphere at CSIRO . . . . read more….

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The International E‐waste Management Network (IEMN) hosted a full day of thought‐provoking discussions around circular economy approaches for the sustainable management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or e‐waste) for regulators and policy makers around the world. More than 100 attendees from 33 different countries registered to participate in the event in real time, and the recorded sessions are also available to registered participants . . . . read more….
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The 2021 Taiwan-US Eco-Campus Partnership Program Award Ceremony was held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Taipei. This event was conducted to celebrate the collaboration between the Taiwan EPA and the MOE (Ministry of Education) on the Eco-Campus  . . . . read more….
November 12, 2021

To further promote the linkage between environmental education and addressing climate change, the GEEP held a side event at the COP 26 summit in Glasgow on November 12. The side event was a joint effort between Taiwan and the US EPA and was attended by Deputy Minister Shen Chih-hsiu of the Taiwan EPA, Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida of the US EPA, and other distinguished guests and EE . . . . read more….

September 3, 2021

The GEEP Asia-Pacific Regional Center (APRC) was established in December 2019 in Taiwan to assist partner countries in the Asian region to strengthen their environmental education (EE) programs. This activity was the first international event held by the GEEP APRC, and the workshop aimed to facilitate cooperation of environmental education in the Asia-Pacific region and amplify the impact and action of the United . . . . read more….

October 6, 2021

The 10th annual APMMN partners meeting was held virtually on Oct. 6, 2021 and attended by more than 60 participants from around the globe. The virtual meeting was opened by Deputy Minister Tsai Hung-teh of the Taiwan EPA and Director Mark Kasman of the US EPA. Both congratulated the network on reaching 10 years . . . . read more….

September 28, 2021

To mark the 10th anniversary of the IEMN platform, the Taiwan EPA collaborated with Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), China Productivity Center (CPC) and the Australian Office in Taipei to host the 2021 IEMN virtual meeting on Sept. 28, 2021. The virtual event, IEMN 2.0: A New Era of Global E-waste Management, was the first IEMN event held post-Covid-19, . . . . read more….

December 2, 2020
The 2020 Taiwan-US Eco-Campus Partnership Program Award Ceremony was held at the Caesar Park Hotel Taipei on December 2, 2020. The ceremony recognized the schools that received eco- campus awards in 2020, including 5 Green Flags, 11 silver awards and 16 bronze awards. . . . read more….
October 29, 2020
In a continuing effort to further expand partnerships in international recycling operations and to maintain collaboration with New Southbound countries, on Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 28-29 the Taiwan EPA held ‘From Recycling to Circularity: Circular Economy Collaboration and Business Opportunity Development Session’, . . . read more….
October 24, 2020
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) opened the “Taiwan Global Health Forum 2020” on October 23, 2020. The “Children’s Environmental Health” session, organized by the Taiwan Health Promotion Administration and co-sponsored by the U.S. . . . read more….
September 10, 2020
On the recommendation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration was invited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines to attend the Webinar on Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS). . . read more….
September 8, 2020
The 9th Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network Annual Meeting was held on September 8, 2020. Given the continued spread of COVID-19 around the world, the meeting was held online. . . read more….
Dec. 9, 2019
To promote Taiwan-EU circular economy cooperation, the Minister of the Taiwan EPA, Chang Tzi-chin, led a delegation of representatives from government, research institutions, and manufacturing firms to attend the 2019 EU-Taiwan Circular Economy Seminar in Brussels, Belgium, on December 9, 2019 . . read more….
Dec. 4, 2019
The Taiwan-US Eco-Campus Award Ceremony was held at Jinlong Elementary School in New Taipei City on December 4, 2019. The event was hosted by the Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan, and saw Mr. Mark Kasman from the US Environmental Protection Agency along with a representative . . read more….
Dec. 3, 2019
The Practitioners’ Workshop on Solid Waste Law Enforcement (PWSWE) was held in Taichung from December 3-5, 2019. Senior experts from the US EPA were invited to share law enforcement practices throughout the three-day workshop. . . read more….
Dec. 2, 2019
The 9th annual meeting of the International E-waste Management Network was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 2-4, 2019. Over 50 experts and scholars from nine countries shared their experiences with building partnerships concerning E-waste management, recycling management systems and innovative technologies.. . . read more….
October 19, 2019
Under the International Environmental Partnership program, the Taiwan EPA, US EPA, and the Health Promotion Administration, Taiwan jointly held the 2019 Asia-Pacific Children’s Health Environmental Symposium on Oct. 19 to 20 in Taipei, Taiwan.. . . read more….
October 14-18, 2019
A Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) Meeting was held from October 14 to 18 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. A total of 38 experts and scholars from 14 countries attended the meeting, namely: Australia, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, Japan, Kenya. . . read more….
September 8-13, 2019
The 2019 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) was held in Poland from September 8 to 13, 2019. The ICMGP is held every two years, and is one of the largest conferences on mercury pollution problems. . . read more….
August 14, 2019
The Taiwan EPA, with the collaboration from the US EPA and the Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry, held the 8th Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN) Workshop in Jakarta. . . read more….
August 7-8, 2019
The Taiwan EPA held the 2019 International Chemical and Mercury Management Conference in Taipei from August 7 to 8, 2019. During the two-day event, Taiwan showcased its determination and effort to. . . read more….
July 29 – August 2, 2019
Under the New Southbound Policy, the Taiwan EPA and the US EPA held the 2019 South & Southeast Asia-Air Improvements in the Region (SSEA-AIR) symposium in Taipei from July 29 to August 2. . . read more….
July 23-27, 2019
The 2019 Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) Advisory Group Meeting was held from July 25 to 26 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Approximately 31 environmental education experts, both governmental . . . read more….
June 10-14, 2019
The 2019 Atmospheric Mercury Monitoring Training Workshop was held at National Central University in Taiwan from June 10-14. Nine participants from Fiji, Indonesia. . . read more….
May 25th, 2019
In collaboration with the US EPA, the Taiwan EPA’s Bureau of Environmental Inspection conducted a five-day training workshop from 5/20 to 5/24 on environmental impact assessment. . . read more….
December 11, 2018
The US-Taiwan Eco-Campus Award Ceremony was held at Wu Feng Elementary School in Taichung on December 11, 2018. The event was hosted by the Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan, and invited honorable guest. . . read more….
October 1, 2018
The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration partnered with US Environmental Protection Agency to sponsor the 2018 International E-Waste Management Network Workshop in Manila from September 24 to 28. . . read more….
September 17, 2018
The 2018 Kids Making Sense workshop was held in Taoyuan City at Taoyuan Municipal Wu-Ling Senior High School on September 14, 2018.  It’s a collaboration program between . . . read more….
September 10, 2018
Taiwan EPA, US EPA and the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources jointly hosted the seventh annual partnership meeting of the Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN) from . . read more….
July 16, 2018
The 2018 Eco-Campus Teacher Professional Development Workshop was held at Taipei Nanmen Municipal Junior High School on July 13, 2018. The event was. . read more….
June 4-7, 2018
In conjunction with Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, Taiwan EPA and US EPA jointly hosted the Air Quality Management Policy Exchange Workshop from June 4th to 7th in Taipei. . read more….
May 30 to June 1, 2018
Under the collaboration of EPA Taiwan and US EPA, the 2018 GEEP Advisory Group and SE Asia/Pacific Planning Meetings were held from May 30th to June 1st, 2018 in Taipei. EPA Taiwan and US EPA invited more than 30 environmental education experts… read more….
November 8-9, 2017
Taiwan’s first-ever Asia-Pacific Children’s Health Symposium was held on November 8-9, 2017, with participants including academics and top environmental and health policy makers from the U.S., Japan, Korea and Singapore. read more….
October 16-17, 2017
The “Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) Meeting” jointly supported by EPA Taiwan and the U.S. EPA was held October 16-17, 2017 in Washington, DC. read more….
October 2-6, 2017
The U.S. EPA, Taiwan’s EPAT and Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry co-hosted the seventh annual meeting of the International E-Waste Management Network (IEMN) from October 2-6, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. read more….
September 25-29, 2017
The EPAT’s Bureau of Environmental Inspection on September 25-29, 2017 held a five days’ workshop involving international exchanges of practical environmental auditing skills as part of the International Environmental Partnership initiative that was launched jointly by the U.S. read more….
September 25-26, 2017
Taiwan strives to transformation waste into renewable resources, works toward circular economy, and to become the hot spot for circular economy in Asia. read more….
September 19, 2017
In the first visit from a Taiwanese Cabinet member to Washington after U.S. President Donald Trump assumed office in January, Taiwan’s EPAT Minister Lee Ying–yuan met with Scott Pruitt, the 14th administrator of the EPA on September 20, 2017 read more….
September 19, 2017
An agreement on environmental protection technical cooperation between Taiwan and the U.S. was renewed for the fifth time on September 19 2017 at the EPA’s headquarters in Washington DC . The renewed agreement was signed by James Kuang-jang Lee read more….
July 6-7, 2017
EPA Taiwan(EPAT), U.S. EPA and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) co-hosted “The 2017 Taiwan-US Eco-Campus Teacher Professional Development Workshop” on July 6-7 at Micang Elementary School and XinTai Elementary School read more….
May 15-19, 2017
The U.S. EPA and Taiwan’s EPAT jointly convened “The Sixth Asia Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network Meeting” and the “2017 Atmospheric Mercury Monitoring Training Workshop” read more….
November 8-10, 2016
The Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), in collaboration with the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPAT) read more….
October 26, 2016
The 4th (2016) international conference on sustainable materials management (SMM) read more….
October 17-23, 2016
The Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) Meeting will be held on Oct 17 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. read more….
October 4-8, 2016
Organizer had been provided excellent training programs, via elements of successful E- waste management read more….
July 26-29, 2016
Learn more materials and photographs about 2016 APMMN held in Bangkok. read more….
July 26-29, 2016
As a step forward of International Environmental Partnership founded in 2014, the two founding partners EPA and EPA Taiwan have collaborated for the first time with Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MNRE) read more….
July 19, 2016
2016 USA- Taiwan Eco-Campus Teachers Training Workshop was held in Taipei Globaltown Business Center last Tuesday, July 12th by Taiwan EPA, under the assistance of National Wildlife Federation, which is in charge of implementing and coordinating Eco-Schools in the states read more….
June 14, 2016
The Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network (APMMN) is a joint project conducted by the Taiwan and US EPAs under the International Environmental Partnership (IEP) to provide read more….
June 7, 2016
The International E-Waste Management Network (IEMN), is a platform which the Taiwan and US EPAs have collaborated since 2011 to build global capacity for the environmentally read more….
June 1, 2016
The GEEP was established in 2014. Over the past two years, the GEEP started with discussing its global role and position, and began to share and exchange with each read more….
April. 8, 2016
In April 2014, EPA Minister Kuo-Yen Wei launched the International Environmental Partnership (IEP) at a ceremony attended by President Ma Ying-jeou and USA EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The IEP is based upon close cooperation between Taiwan and the US and aims to promote multilateral and regional environmental partnerships with the goal read more….
Feb. 19, 2016
In order to replicate the success of Taiwan and the US in promoting environmental education through the Kids Making Sense program, the EPAs of the two nations have decided to hold the 2016 Kids Making Sense International event in Thailand. On 19 February 2016, officials from the Taiwan and US EPAs, including Deputy Minister Shu­Chiang Fu, read more….
Oct. 15, 2015
The Fourth Conference of the Global Environmental Education Partnership was held in San Diego on October 13th. This conference is organized by North American Environmental Education Association, with the support of Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. read more….
Sep.23-24, 2015
The 5th International E-Waste Management Network (IEMN) workshop co-hosted by Environmental Protection Administration Taiwan, United States Environmental Protection Agency and Colombia Ministry of Environment and Sustainable read more….
Sep. 21-23, 2015
Organized by Environmental Protection Administration Taiwan (EPAT), United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), the “Next Generation Compliance in Asia” conference took place on Sept. 21-23 in Bangkok. read more….
Aug. 11, 2015
A Taiwan-launched environmental initiative is a major program that has enabled countries to cooperate in environmental protection and exchange experiences, Jane Nishida, U.S. principal deputy assistant administrator for Environmental Protection Administration’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs, said Monday. read more….
July 22, 2015
On July 22nd, delegation of eco-campus from United States visited Junyi School for Innovative Learning in Taitung. Vice principal, Mr. Anthony Cluver, introduced the core concept of Junyi’s environmental education. Chairman read more….
June 23, 2015
Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Protection Administration Taiwan(EPAT) and United States Environmental Protection Agency(US EPA) co-host the Asia-Pacific Mercury read more….
April 17, 2015
To inform the public about the results that has been achieved by International Environmental Partnership (IEP), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) hold an achievement show read more….
Aug. 9, 2014
he Cities Clean Air Partnership, the first major clean air certification and partnership program to encourage air quality protection in cities across the Asia-Pacific region, was launched today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration read more….