GGGI’s objective in Thailand is to support the Government to develop and implement an NDC Action Plan for the country’s industrial sector.
Strategic Outcome Targets
|GHG Reductions||Target Setting in Progress|
|Green Jobs||Target Setting in Progress|
|Sustainable Services||Target Setting in Progress|
|Air Quality||Target Setting in Progress|
|Ecosystem Services||Target Setting in Progress|
|Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change||Target Setting in Progress|
Under its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) commitment, Thailand aims to reduce GHG emissions by 20-25% from projected BAU levels by 2030. This forms part of the government’s vision for climate-resilient and low-carbon growth and is aligned to both the current 5-year National Economic and Social Development Plan and Thailand’s Climate Change Master Plan.
To meet this commitment, there is an urgent need to systematically cascade the economy-wide NDC target into sectoral targets, so that sector-specific plans can be formulated and implemented. The industrial sector, which represents 38% of GDP and at least 23% of emissions, is particularly crucial to success and is therefore the focus of this project. Shifting industry toward a low emissions pathway will not only increase the country’s competitiveness in the world market, but also boost opportunities for green job creation.
The Government of Thailand’s (GoT) Industry GHG Reduction Roadmap, which was developed with GGGI support, focuses on three high impact industrial sectors: automotive parts, palm oil, and frozen seafood. All of these sectors are crucial to consider in NDC implementation. From the study, it was found that automotive part industry has the highest GHG emissions and very high emissions growth. Improving energy efficiency of the auto parts sector could therefore significantly contribute toward Thailand’s NDC targets. However, companies lack the technical and financial capacity to implement energy efficiency measures, which has been identified as the key focus area of this sector. Thus, acceleration on energy efficiency measures, not only in the auto part industry, shall be enhanced through identifying bankable projects with an aim to demonstrate and accelerate green investment in the Thai industrial sector.
This project is a concrete and necessary step toward NDC implementation and long-term sustainable development of the industrial sector. Based on successful Roadmap work during WPB 2015-16, the GoT has requested GGGI for further cooperation and support on NDC implementation to ensure that the country can successfully achieve its NCD targets.
News • July 12, 2018
Bangkok, July 12, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and AMATA Corporation Public Company Limited, a Thai industrial estates provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance green growth and sustainable development especially in the area of Green and Smart City in industrial land development in Thailand. The MoU, signed by […]
News • March 13, 2018
BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 13 2018 (GGGI) – Thailand, a Member of GGGI, has set an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 20-25% from the business-as-usual level by 2030 under the Paris Agreement. However, the country is faced with a bold challenge in securing resources for green growth and low-carbon investment. The Green Climate Fund (GCF), a […]
News • February 22, 2018
Bangkok – February 22, 2018 – Thailand is very active on green growth. The country has shifted its development paradigm from “growth-oriented” to a new, holistic model of “people-centered development”. This is well reflected in the recent Twenty-Year National Strategy (2017-2036), which serves as an umbrella for national development plans, as well as the Twelfth […]
News • May 21, 2015
Speaking in Bangkok, Thailand at the First Forum of Ministers & Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner noted the region is home to a number of international and regional institutions, including the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), that have championed the green growth and green economy agenda. Read full article here: […]
Accelerating Implementation of Thailand’s Nationally Determined Contribution
|Start Date||Q1 2017|
|Approved Budget||USD 1 273 000|