Taiwan's synthetic fibres and textiles manufacturing sector is among a range of industries ready to agree with government guidelines reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving energy efficiency by 2008.

Leaders from industry sectors are set to sign an agreement on 26 December, according to Dow Jones.

This agreement follows a national energy conference - held in June to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases - after the Kyoto Protocol entered into force in February.

Taiwan is not a signing member of the Kyoto Protocol, which was signed by more than 150 countries, to reduce greenhouse gases emitted by developed countries by 5.2% between 2008 and 2012.