Tainan is the fifth largest city of Taiwan, governed as one of the special municipalities by the Republic of China (Taiwan). Tainan has a humid subtropical climate that is suit for agricultural farming. Tainan claims its name as one of the Taiwanese cultural capitals for its abundant historic monuments and citizen lifestyle. The city also has its own unique traditions and cuisines developed by Chinese frontiers over its long history. Nowadays, Tainan is not only known as the first low-carbon city but one of the happiest cities in Taiwan.

● Located at southwest Taiwan

● Area: 2,192 km2

● 37 districts

● Population:1.88 million people

● Density: 855.74 person/km2

● 1.43 million motors

● 493 thousand cars

● Ecological Resource: one National Park, six natural wetland habitats.

Tainan City was selected as demonstrating Low-Carbon-City for Southern Taiwan in 2011. Mayor William Lai announced that 2012 is the first year of Low-Carbon-Tainan, and a “Low-Carbon-City Project Office” was established on March 16th that year.

A “Low-Carbon City” is one of the four development visions of Tainan, representative of an environmental commitment to future generations. We are steadfast in our effort to promote low-carbon policies. In 2011, Tainan became the only nationally-recognized model low-carbon city in southern Taiwan. In addition, we at the Tainan City Government translated climate mitigation ideas into specific measures, by launching “Perfect Ten: Low-Carbon Actions in Tainan.” Mayor William Lai designate 2012 as the “first low-carbon year” of Tainan, calling for the participation of every citizen to live sustainably. As a forerunner for climate cause of the country, Tainan promulgated the “Self-Government Rules for Making Tainan a Low Carbon City” on December 22nd, 2012, further testifying to the city’s resolve to specific climate mitigation actions.