From left to right: Dr. Min-Yu Dai, Chief of Social Responsibility Division, Office of Sustainability at NTPU, Professor Lee Chien-Ming from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at NTPU, and Mr. Thomas Yap, CEO of Custos.
National Taipei University (NTPU) and Custos announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research aimed at enhancing carbon calculation methodologies and promoting sustainable practices. Professor Lee Chien-Ming from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at NTPU and Mr. Thomas Yap, CEO of Custos, formalized the partnership in a signing ceremony held at NTPU on April 28, 2023.
The research will focus on exploring carbon calculation methodologies for new lifestyle activities through life-cycle assessment and will leverage Custos' expertise in sustainability and technology, and the academic expertise of Professor Lee Chien-Ming and his team at NTPU.
Professor Lee Chien-Ming is an expert in environmental cost accounting analysis, optimal control model analysis, and climate change economic analysis. He is currently a professor at the Institute of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at NTPU and is the chairman of the Taiwan Low Carbon Society and Green Economy Promotion Association. Professor Lee has assisted the government and enterprises in planning carbon trading mechanisms for sustainable development issues and is known as the "Father of Taiwan's Carbon Trading."
In addition to the research, the collaboration will also include a guided implementation plan to help NTPU students and faculty adopt sustainable actions. The plan will be developed based on the results of the research and will focus on practical measures to reduce carbon emissions, conserve energy, and promote environmental sustainability on campus.
"We are thrilled to be working with NTPU on this important initiative,” said Mr. Thomas Yap, CEO of Custos. “ Our mission at Custos is to help organizations act on sustainability by providing a financially-viable and supportive ecosystem and we believe that our partnership with NTPU will help us achieve our mission. We look forward to working with Professor Li and his team at NTPU to make a positive impact on the environment."
The research collaboration between NTPU and Custos is expected to yield significant benefits for the environment and society. By developing more accurate and efficient carbon calculation methodologies for lifestyle actions, the research will help organizations to better understand their environmental impact and take action to reduce the carbon footprint of their community. The guided implementation plan will provide practical steps that individuals and organizations can take to promote sustainability and reduce their impact on the environment.
For more information on this collaboration, please contact:
National Taipei University
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Address: No. 151, University Rd., San Shia District, New Taipei City 23741, Taiwan