EPA Administrator meets with Taiwan’s Foreign Minister to commit to continued joint environmental collaboration

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WASHINGTON (December 21, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu committed to extending the International Environmental Partnership between EPA and Taiwan, through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), and to supporting a new Indo-Pacific Marine Litter Initiative with Taiwan’s Oceans Affairs Council and Environmental Protection Administration.

“The United States and Taiwan are poised to expand regional cooperation and address land-based sources of marine litter in Asia,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA proudly supports the new Indo-Pacific Marine Litter Initiative, which should make dramatic improvements to the problem of marine litter in the coming years.”



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