Climate Action-國立成功大學永續發展SDGs



Automatic Landslide-Quake
Climate change is increasingly causing severe natural disasters globally. Landslides are also most likely to increase under the potential intensification of the hydrological cycle. Effective detection of landslides is vital to mitigate their severe impacts. Our researchers have developed an automatic landslide-quake identification system for landslide detection and location, which can provide more precise occurrence times of landslides for historical events and presents the potential for implementing a nearly real-time alarm system for large landslides.
Assessment of Forest Restoration
Climate variability and man-made impacts have severely damaged forests around the world in recent years. Our researchers have proposed a new three-level decision tree approach to map forest, shadowy, bare and low-vegetated lands sequentially by integrating three spectral indices. Their work supports the use of multi-temporal remote sensing imagery as a reliable source of data for assessing the effectiveness of forest restoration regularly.

Commitment to Carbon

We have adopted an ambitious policy to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2041 by completing the following targets:
● Reduce GHG emissions to the year 2010 levels by 2024. 
● By 2029, reduce emissions to the year 2000 levels. 
● Reducing our carbon footprint by half in the year 2031.

Carbon-Negative Factory

We established Taiwan’s first carbon-negative factory for promoting carbon removal technology across various industries in Taiwan, including some of Taiwan’s largest corporations. The factory turns carbon dioxide into a resource for petrochemical materials and is divided into two sections: CO2 capture and purification and purified CO2 alkylation for reuse.

Tree Planting and Care

The University is actively working towards making its campus greener by simultaneously working on various activities such as:
● Routinely organizing plantation drives on the campus.
● Identifying and protecting older trees on the campus.
● Setting up an electronic map and database of campus trees for effective management and education.
● Attaching QR codes to each tree so that anyone can find more information on that tree species.
● Regularly conducting campus tree walks to educate the public and NCKUers on the importance and techniques of tree conservation.
Global Climate Data Analysis 
Our scientists at the Global Earth Observation and Data Analysis Center (GEODAC) are working on developing and applying the multi-stage remote sensing platform to observe the global environment at crucial moments and places and providing analyzed results and value-added products to support the demands from various realms. It will help accurately forecast extreme weather conditions, thus helping the government in disaster preparedness.
Example Courses:
Design Thinking for SDG13 Propothon
Atmospheric Pollution and Climate Change
Global Warming and Extreme Weather Events
Climate Change and Air, Water Resource Management



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