PR-1609E | Date: 02/16/2016
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Jane Nishida will visit Taiwan on February 19 to promote U.S.-Taiwan cooperation through the International Environmental Partnership (IEP), a joint multi-year effort of the U.S. EPA and Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration. Through the IEP, the United States and Taiwan are addressing common priorities such as climate change, environmental education, electronic waste management, air pollution, mercury monitoring, and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. These shared platforms unite our experts, students, and many others in promoting a healthy and clean environment.
During the visit, Assistant Administrator Nishida will meet with senior officials at Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and will join Taiwan partners in the launch of the “Kids Making Sense International” air quality initiative at the Stella Matutina Girls’ High School in Taichung. Assistant Administrator Nishida has visited Taiwan several times to promote IEP and launch other cooperative programs, most recently in April 2015.
Assistant Administrator Nishida has over thirty years of environmental experience in federal and state government and with international and nongovernmental organizations. Her visit to Taiwan will further develop the long-standing partnership between Taiwan and the United States on pressing regional and global environmental priorities.