Press Release

Thailand joins GGGI

cropped-2Seoul – January 29, 2016 – The Kingdom of Thailand has become the twenty-sixth member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) after formally submitting its Instrument of Accession today, following Cabinet Approval by the Thai Government.

Signed by Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Instrument of Accession was delivered to GGGI at the Royal Thai Embassy in Seoul.

“Thailand is dedicated to securing a sustainable model of development, and working with GGGI will help to help to support a transition toward green growth that is inclusive for all Thais,” said H.E. Mr. Sarun Charoensuwan, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of Korea.

GGGI is supporting Thailand to implement the country’s Climate Change Master Plan (2015-2050) and Intended Nationally Determined Contribution commitment, by developing a practical and implementable greenhouse gas reduction roadmap.

“GGGI is pleased to welcome Thailand as its newest member and looks forward to supporting the country to implement green growth that contributes to Thailand’s Sufficient Economy development vision,” said Yvo de Boer, Director-General of GGGI. “Membership will generate opportunities to expand GGGI’s program in Thailand, and will help to share Thailand’s green growth experience with other countries.”

GGGI’s ongoing project work in Thailand is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety.

For more information on GGGI’s engagement in Thailand, visit here.

About GGGI

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote green growth. The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly, are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions.  To learn more, see http://www.gggi.org and visit us on Facebook and Twitter.