In recent years, the world faces serious warming and depletion of natural resources, the trend of the rise of environmental awareness and the pursuit of sustainable development, there have become increasingly strict environmental laws, but also to promote the environmental protection industry has received increasing attention。
The environmental protection industry is, in a narrow sense, refers to the provision of equipment, technology, information services for the disposal end of the pollution control and waste disposal industry, generally regarded as the traditional environmental protection industry.
Broadly speaking, including the provision of clean production technology of the production process to manufacture environmentally sound products as well as industry pollution warnings. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, OECD) definition of the environmental protection industry is the production or manufacture of environmentally friendly products, including clean technology, clean, pollution control and management services, and resource management.
To grasp the huge green business opportunities of the new century, Taiwanese enterprises have continued to strengthen green investment under the government to promote economic development plan. The 2009 Taiwan green energy industry output value was estimated at more than 152.4 billion New Taiwan Dollars。
Global warming and the warming in recent years has become increasingly evident, together with fossil energy sources drying up, rising international awareness of environmental protection, the pursuit of pollution-free, non-polluting and renewable resources, green production and consumption patterns on the rise。International environmental conventions and terms of trade have been signed, the countries compete to strengthen pollution controls, alternative energy, environmental services, investment, development, development of green products and technologies, to show the enormous opportunities of the green industry。
According to the Asian Development Bank, "the Asian Environment Outlook 2005 report, the global environmental protection market in 2005 (including: environmental protection equipment, environmental services, resource recovery and clean energy products and services market) size of about $600 billion dollars estimated in 2015 exceeded $800 hundred million U.S. dollars。Among them, the environmental market size in Asia (excluding Japan) will be $ 37.5 billion in 2005 (6.2%), increments of 2 times to $116.4 billion in 2015 (13.9%), the growth of the global environmental market the steepest areas。The Economist (June 2007) pointed out that, in recent years, the huge business opportunities of global climate change and its derivatives, has made the corporate attitude to environmental protection, from the initially the resistance, to active initiative, and thus rushing into green investment。The government will strengthen the domestic industry with the international trend of environmental protection standards, have a green energy industry, environmental protection services as actively promoting key industries。
In the view of the environmental protection products and services industry, environmental protection issues involving the scope of a wide range of integrated school faculties will study the energy and expertise to set up a sustainable environment with Advanced Remote Sensing Research。