Overall Objective

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
Contact
Khan Ram-Indra

Country Representative -Thailand

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding and Earmarked

Government Counterpart

Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP)

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Context

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

News • October 5, 2018

Greening Industry through Green Growth Programs

With the launch of the 2030 Agenda, inclusive and green industrial development has been recognized as a key element of sustainable development. Greening industry offers a development pathway consisting of two mutually supportive components: on the one hand, improving the environmental, social and economic performance of existing industries, and the other, creating new competitive industries […]

News • September 21, 2018

GGGI successfully mobilized private investment for Thailand’s green growth projects

Bangkok, September 21, 2018 – Industries play important role to help Thailand achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target under the Paris Agreement. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), accounted for more than 2.5 million in number, contributing to 37% of Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) and providing over 10 million workforces nationwide, is one of […]

News • July 31, 2018

[IIEC Recent News] Launch of Thailand Energy Efficiency Program for SME Sector

On July 23, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Provincial Electricity Authority Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Thailand’s Energy Efficiency program for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand and enhance cooperation on energy efficiency. This program aims to support SMEs in Thailand’s industrial sector to help […]

News • July 25, 2018

GGGI to promote Thailand’s green cities and e-waste management in Udon Thani

Udon Thani, July 25, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) strives to strengthen green growth planning and implementation at a local level by launching a systematic e-waste collection and material recycling project. GGGI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Udon Thani City Municipality on July 25. The MoU, signed by Hyoeun Jenny […]

News • July 23, 2018

GGGI signs MoU with PEA to promote Energy Efficiency in the SME sector

Bangkok, July 23, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Provincial Electricity Authority Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to promote Thailand’s Energy Efficiency program for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and enhance cooperation on energy efficiency. The MoU, signed by Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Deputy Director-General and Head of […]

News • July 12, 2018

GGGI and AMATA ink an MoU to establish Green and Smart City

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

GGGI to Assist Thailand to Close the Financial Gap for Green Growth

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

GGGI Reaffirms Commitment to Work with Thailand on Green Growth

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

Opportunities for a Green Economy in Asia Pacific

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: […]

Projects

Project
Accelerating Implementation of Thailand’s Nationally Determined Contribution
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 1 273 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
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Reports

Thailand Country Planning Framework: 2017 – 2021 Thailand  • Cross Cutting
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Thailand Country Planning Framework: 2017 – 2021

Thailand  • Cross Cutting

Thailand GHG Reduction Roadmap Report Thailand  • Cross Cutting
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Thailand GHG Reduction Roadmap Report

Thailand  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Pasnakorn Maikate

Officer -Thailand (Stakeholder Engagement)

Nontaya Krairiksh

Officer -Thailand( GHG and Sustainability )

Khan Ram-Indra

Country Representative -Thailand