Biodiversity and Forest Conservation

Biodiversity and Forest Conservation
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Biodiversity and Forest Conservation

After 'climate change,' 'biodiversity' has become the next global sustainability issue, responding to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 15: 'Life on Land.'QISDA commits to preserving the sustainability of forest ecosystems and preventing biodiversity loss.We have formulated policies for biodiversity conservation, which are published on their official website.Also, QISDA actively engages in removal, mitigation, and restoration efforts.In pursuit of this goal, QISDA has joined the ESG Technology Innovation Promotion Alliance and collaborates with seven graduate students to develop strategies for biodiversity.Through this cooperation, they plan to collaborate with relevant associations in 2023 to jointly conduct the 'Tree Frog' species removal project.    

The Banded Bullfrog is an invasive species mainly distributed in the Taipei, New Taipei, and Taoyuan areas.The Banded Bullfrog's tadpoles prey on tadpoles of other native frog species in Taiwan, leading to difficulties in the reproduction of native species and posing a threat to local biodiversity.In response, the relevant association, commissioned by the Taoyuan City Government's Agriculture Bureau, is undertaking the task of species removal.QISDA will leverage its expertise to assist the association in species monitoring to enhance the efficiency of the mission.    

In addition to actively engaging in biodiversity conservation efforts, QISDA plans to adopt TNFD (Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures) to address the risks associated with biodiversity loss.We aim to begin the development of TNFD in the second half of 2023. TNFD follows a similar framework to TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) and addresses governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets.It classifies risks into transition, physical, and systemic risks, enabling early risk management measures to prevent or mitigate the potential impacts of biodiversity loss.

Forest Conservation

Furthermore, a significant portion of the world's forests is being excessively deforested, which can lead to the disappearance of biodiversity and global warming, posing immense survival risks to our environment. QISDA not only establishes a 'No Deforestation' policy but also commits to using forest-friendly materials, such as toilet paper and photocopy paper, in our operations.

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