- Our Research
My research interests include environmental planning and governance, water and society, interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary/cross-sectoral research, disaster research, and climate change. No matter what research approaches are adopted, the research topics are generally related to social-ecological systems. It is expected to explore the diverse social realities, and make corresponding suggestions.
Lee, Chia-Chi, Kuo, Shih-Yun, Hsu, Huang-Hsiung, Mo, Tung-Li, Chang, En-Yu, Huang, Kuan-Chun, How does the research community contribute to TCFD-aligned disclosures? The gaps between reality and ideals, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management (submitting)
Elusma, Manassé, Tung, Ching-pin, Lee, Chia-Chi, Jou, Sue-ching, Agricultural drought risk assessment in the Caribbean region: The case of HAITI, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (under review)
Huang, Kuo-Ching, Chan, Shih-Liang, Ke, Jing-Ting, Lee, Chia-Chi, Discussion on the co-benefit assessment framework of climate change adaptation: Agricultural land-use adaptation as an example, Journal of City and Planning (in Chinese) (major revision completed and resubmitted)
Lee, Chia-Chi, Huang, Kuo-Ching, Kuo, Shih-Yun, Lin, Yong-Jun, Ke, Kai-Yuan, Pan, Tsung-Yi, Tai, Li-Li, Cheng, Chien-Ke, Shih, Yu-Li, Lai, Han-Ting, Ke, Bing-Heng (2022) Gender matters: The role of women in community-based disaster risk management in Taiwan, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 77(11): 103046, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103046
Lee, Chia-Chi, Kuo, Shih-Yun, Chiu, Ya-Hsuan, Chang, En-Yu, Chen, Liang-Chun, Hung, Hung-Chih, Chang, Ting-Wei, Drought perception under climate change: The differences between farmers and the public in Taiwan, Land Use Policy (submitting)
Lee, Chia-Chi, Huang, Kuo-Ching, Kuo, Shih-Yun, Tung, Ching-Pin, Liu, Tzu-Ming (2022) Climate change research in Taiwan: Beyond following the mainstream, Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions, https://doi.org/10.1080/17477891.2022.2074954
Lee, Chia-Chi, Huang, Kuo-Ching, Kuo, Shih-Yun, Cheng, Chien-Ke, Tung, Ching-Pin, Liu, Tzu-Ming (2021) Development of a social impact assessment for the water environment: a professional perspective, Water, 13(23): 3355, https://doi.org/10.3390/w13233355
Feasibility of assessing the social impact of water environment is discussed, and the research results show that (1) the social impact assessment (SIA) for the water environment is indeed necessary; (2) Taiwan’s water environment professionals need to improve from their current lack of understanding of SIA; (3) it is difficult to implement the water environment SIA; (4) it is necessary for SIA to clarify and integrate the authorities and responsibilities of relevant government departments; (5) the professionals believe the myth of quantification of SIA; and (6) water environment SIA must be integrated with the existing integrated water resources management (IWRM).
Taiwan’s historical climate change research orientation is reviewed. This study analyses nearly 6,000 government-funded climate change research projects in Taiwan from 1993 to 2020 based on data in Government Research Bulletin, supplemented by exploring Taiwan’s science and technology policies to obtain a constructive research discourse. While the Taiwan government has continued to actively promote climate change research following the IPCC, it suffers from uneven development of research fields, lack of social and interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research, and a gap between scientific research and decision-making.
The role of women in community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) in Taiwan is examined. Based on the researchers’ years of experience in CBDRM, combined with key informant interviews, this paper takes the examines disaster resistant communities (DRCs) promoted by Taipei City and New Taipei City and finds the following: (1) superficial and stereotyped institutional design; (2) female self-deprecation; (3) women’s disproportional responsibility or domestic labor affects their participation in CBDRM; (4) women’s abilities are recognized and respected; (5) the personal traits of local administrators and their supporters determine the DRC’s gender awareness; and (6) gender issues in CBDRM are a microcosm of those in society as a whole.
Recommendations for the scientific community to contribute to corporate climate-related financial disclosure are made. This study draws on interviews from representatives of more than a dozen related corporations and institutions in Taiwan, including government agencies, private firms, research units, and industry associations, to understand and summarize their experience and expectations for the research community’s contributions to TCFD alignment. Based on the interview findings, the paper then provides suggestions for improvement by the research community, policy makers, and decision makers, helping to effectively bridge the gap between daily research work and external expectations for the research results.