New Taipei City extends international footprint

to be a neighbor to the world

New Taipei City Extends International Footprints

Be a neighbor to the world

New Taipei City extends its footprint all over the world soas to achieve sustainability and put Taiwan in the spotlightWe lighten up each and every corner to illuminate a sustainable future.

Long time no see, your smile!

We are no longer isolated 'islands,' but pulsating together with the world.

partnerships for the goals

SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize
the global partnership for sustainable development

New Taipei City is not only the hub of the Greater Taipei, but also an international metropolitan of sustainability. We strive to create a sustainable environment and promote international exchange to provide a better quality of life to citizens.

New Taipei at the center of the world

Bridge to the better world, Our city for SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 Goals and 230 Targets, which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

2021 New Taipei SDGs Voluntary Local Review
2021 New Taipei SDGs Voluntary Local Review
2021 New Taipei SDGs Voluntary Local Review

New Taipei City connects with the world to play its part for the planet earth

  • 2019

    the only city in Taiwan published VLR, the tenth in the world

  • 2020

    the only city in Taiwan invited to sign NYC Declaration on the Voluntary Local Review

  • 2021

    New Taipei City published its second VLR

  • 2022

    New Taipei City issued its Declaration on the Voluntary Local Review

VLR (Voluntary Local Review) Awards:

  • 1.iF DESIGN AWARD - Communication Category, one of the four major design awards worldwide.
  • 2.14th TCSA Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards - Gold Award for Voluntary Local Review.
  • 3.Taiwan Sustainability Awards - Sustainability Oscars.

Further ReadingNew Taipei City is the only government entity in the world that has won two consecutive VLR awards!

New Taipei xSDGs

What is VLR

VLR stands for “Voluntary Local Review”, a global process for local governments to engage in the acceleration of SDGs. For instance, “Love & Share Food” initiative promoted by New Taipei City seeks to achieve zero hunger, responsible consumption and production and climate targets. Investment Gateway meets the goal of economic development. Social housing for young people aims to eliminate inequality in Taiwan.

For more information:【SDG 17】SDG Introduction by Mayor hou to the New Taipei Citizens

Chapter2: Towards city sustainability 
with the world

Friendship with the World

  • Visited Singapore to initiate uninterrupted urban exchanges.
  • Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC)
  • Löjtnantsgården senior care center in Sweden
  • New York City Government visited and sent an invitation letter in person, looking forward to future mutual visits.
出訪新加坡 開啟不間斷城市交流

Living in a Global Village

Exchange with sister cities and friendly towns

  • AIT Chair Laura Rosenberger visited the New Taipei City Government.
  • Attended the routine meeting of the European Union member states' representatives in Taiwan in June.
  • Mayor Hou You-Yi attended the U.S. National Day reception.
  • Donation of anti-COVID-19 supplies from New Taipei City to sister cities and friendly towns
  • Letter from Starnberg mayor in Germany to thank “reliable good friends in Taiwan”

Dialogue with the World, Gear to International Standards


U.S., Canada, U.K, France, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, the Marshall Islands, Poland and Thailand

Sister Cities &
Friendship Cities


Open up Horizons

  • Mayor exchanged views with Singaporean young talents at the Green Blueprint New Innovation Night.
  • Participation of ambassadors in Taiwan in Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
  • Presentation of New Taipei City’s anti-COVID-19 supplier chain to American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)

What is ESG?

ESG is an abbreviation for three English words: Environment, Social, and Governance. It represents the concepts of environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance. The UN Global Compact first introduced the concept of ESG in 2004, and it is regarded as an indicator for evaluating a company's operations. This is an international trend, and New Taipei City is also keeping up with it.

Joining hands with businesses and civil society organizations to implement ESG sustainability.

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Inviting private enterprises and organizations to sign and respond collectively.

New Taipei City's SDGs《Voluntary Local Review Urban Declaration》

In the name of sustainability,
practicing ESG in “New Taipei ING City”

In response to the UN Climate Summit (COP27), New Taipei City government and the innovation ecosystem platform, Anchor Taiwan,

join hands to invite sustainable leaders from businesses to gather together and collectively contemplate Taiwan's positioning and future in global sustainability. The participating companies range from traditional industries to technology sectors,

encompassing both foreign and hidden champions, with a total market value exceeding two trillion.

Our World, Our City, Our Home

Creation of local city stability and a sustainable future

New Taipei City has become the first city in Taiwan to join the EIE (Environmental Information Exchange) initiative, utilizing data to drive carbon reduction policies and create a stable and sustainable future for the city.

New Taipei xSDGs

What is EIE?

What is EIE? Google announces its Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) platform for urban and regional environmental sustainability. This initiative has been rolled out in Taiwan. New Taipei City was the first city in Taiwan to sign up by presenting its own environmental data.

How New Taiepi city Joined Hands with Global partners to Implement SDG to ESG

New Taipei xSDGs

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9:「Constructing affordable, safe, environmentally friendly, resilient, and sustainable transportation for the public」

  • Launching the new experimental conference space, Comma Lab.

  • Achieving carbon neutrality at the 2nd administrative center in Sanchong.
  • 脫煤者聯盟

    Reality and Utopia

    New Taipei City becomes a member of The Powering Past Coal Alliance by entering the coal-free era.

    New Taipei City achieved its coal-free status ahead of schedule by decommissioning the last coal-fired cogeneration power plant in October 2022.


    What is The Powering Past Coal Alliance?

    This alliance jointly founded by the U.K. and the Canadian governments endeavors to replace coal power with clean energy, through working with local governments and organizations in different countries to decommission old and tired coal power plants. The purpose is to gradually cease the use of coal power, to mitigate climate impact and achieve the Paris Agreement.

    Living in a Global Village, New Taipei City Extends International Footprints

    Chapter3: No matter who your are, we are all the same 

    我們都一樣discrimination stopgirl powerstop ageismdiscrimination stop
    partnerships for the goals

    SDG 5:
    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    • New Taipei City has been the top performer in gender equality nationwide rated by Executive Yuan for six consecutive years.
    • Over 1/3 of senior officials in New Taipei City Government are females.
    • New Taipei City attended the parallel 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) held the U.S. at the United Nations Headquarters

    'Ladies, don't let anybody tell you you're ever past your prime.'

    -Oscar-winning actress, Michelle Yeoh.

    The United Nations CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) conference will be held at the UN headquarters in New York in 2023. This is the first physical conference to resume after the pandemic. Outstanding women representatives from various fields around the world will gather together. Taiwan has a record-high participation with 31 civil society organizations joining the conference.

    New Taipei City is the only invited city from East Asia, demonstrating its leadership in sustainability. In 2019, New Taipei City took the initiative to release Taiwan's first “Voluntary Local Review on Sustainable Development Goals.” Additionally, the city's efforts in promoting “gender equality” during the pandemic have gained recognition worldwide.

    出訪新加坡 開啟不間斷城市交流

    Further ReadingGender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

    Chapter4: Meet happiness where all sexes are equal 

    Sustainable and Inclusive Gender-Friendly Public Restrooms

    2022 APSAA (Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards) - Bronze Award

    2022 TSAA (Taiwan Sustainability Action Awards) - Silver Award

    New Taipei City has been honored with the「Livability City Award」, recognizing the recognition of its sustainable and inclusive gender-friendly public restrooms.

    I am in the rainbow city and the weather is great

    New Taipei City has the largest community of same-sex married couples in Taiwan

    • 2016

      Registration services were offered to same-sex partners.

    • 2018

      Domestic Violenee and Sexual Assault Prevention Center participated in Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade.

    • 2019

      Sexual and Gender Diversity services and advocacy program was launched.

    • 2021

      New Taipei City became the 34th member of Rainbow Cities Network


    What is RCN?

    RCN stands for Rainbow Cities Network. Established by the Dutch government, the network currently spans 20 countries across four continents and has a total of 43 member cities. Members submit annual reports on best practices in diversity and equality and encourage sister cities to hoist the rainbow flag. The purpose is to connect more cities to support the LGBTQ rights.

    A Haven for Angels

    Diversity and Inclusion

    The work portraying New Taipei City is centered on the perspective of a transgender migrant worker. Mayumi from the Philippines experienced the friendly support at the workplace when she came out of closet. She was invited to have her picture taken at the first public toilet with a gender friendly mark issued by New Taipei City.

    Sustainability is a way of life

    City of the Future is New Taipei City

    Sustainability is no longer afar. It is integral to our life. Sustainability is a way of life, an attitude friendly to the environment and the world. It is also the keyword that changes the life of future generations. You and I will be part of it because we can all envision the city of the future and take action.

    Live the life you like. Shape the future into the city we love.


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