Taipei, March 10 (CNA) A world framework co-essentially based by Taiwan and the United States to fragment experience in catastrophe relief with the sphere changed into once joined by the UK as a co-host all via a seminar in Taipei on Wednesday for the first time since its open in 2015.
In a Global Cooperation and Coaching Framework (GCTF) workshop on constructing resilience to catastrophe among nations, John Dennis, representative of the British Assign of enterprise Taipei, which represents British interests in Taiwan within the absence of reliable ties, said his location of enterprise changed into once very cheerful for the first time to co-host the GCTF with visitors from Taiwan, the U.S., and Japan.
Because the workshop changed into once held a day before the 10th anniversary of the Enormous East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11 2011, Dennis said the solemn anniversary underscores the importance and relevance of the workshop.
Per the representative, U.K. Global Climate Finance (ICF) has invested 5.8 billion pounds (US$6.94 billion) between 2016 and 2021 across a broad sequence of pattern partners, supporting 66 million of us to invent resilience towards local climate exchange-associated threats and disasters.
In closing, Dennis thanked Taiwan for offering the GCTF platform to fragment the U.K.’s technology on this field to global experts.
“I’m hoping here’s the first of many such collaborations and save a query to forward with high ambition to the future,” he added.
Talking at the same event, Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), welcomed the U.K. because the first-time co-host of the GCTF.
The director of the AIT, which represents U.S. interests within the absence of reliable diplomatic ties, said he’s terribly impressed with Taiwan’s world-class capabilities in humanitarian support and catastrophe relief, as Taiwan has been enhancing its ability to acknowledge to natural disasters for the reason that 9/21 earthquake of 1999.
He furthermore praised Taiwan’s discover characterize of contributing post-catastrophe relief efforts worldwide — within the wake of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami — to Storm Haiyan within the Philippines in 2013 and support to Nepal following the earthquake there in 2015.
The U.S. furthermore benefited from Taiwan’s wait on, along side donations following Storm Sandy in 2012 and other natural disasters, he said.
“Honest because the Taiwan model on managing COVID-19 showed the sphere the becoming technique to efficiently have the pandemic, the Taiwan model for responding to disasters furthermore demonstrates spectacular ultimate practices. I would help you all to have in ideas how your nations can work extra closely with Taiwan on this location,” he added.
The GCTF is an initiative launched by Taiwan and the U.S. in June 2015 to raise Taiwan’s experience to the global stage due to the many global establishments make now not allow Taiwan to participate ensuing from Chinese force. Japan later joined the platform as a chubby associate in 2019.
Per Taiwan’s foreign ministry, Wednesday’s workshop changed into once attended by ambassadors and representatives from 19 nations within the intervening time stationed in Taiwan.
One other 110 officers and catastrophe prevention experts from 35 nations worldwide participated within the workshop on-line, in line with the ministry.
(By Chung Yu-chen and Joseph Yeh)