GHG Situation / GHG Reduction in Thailand


Thailand’s national statement on NAMA at COP 20

On 9 December 2014, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, General Dapong Ratanasuwan, made a statement at the 20th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 20) regarding greenhouse gas management in Thailand, as being undertaken in accordance with the concept of “sufficient economy”. His statement was confined to Thailand’s greenhouse gas management focusing on maintaining a balance between economy, social development, natural resources conservation and the environment in order to promote sustainable development, as stated in the royal speech of His Majesty the King as an approach for the country’s development. Additionally, the Minister addressed the COP of Thailand’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), which is aimed at reducing the country’s emissions at the range of 7 to 20 percent below business as usual (BAU) in energy and transportation sectors in 2020, subject to the level of international supports.

The above-mentioned NAMAs will include counter-measures, as following:
   - Renewable Energy: Biomass, Biogas, Hydro, Solar, Wind, Waste-to-Energy
   - Energy Efficiency: EE improvement in Industries, Buildings and Transport
   - Bio-fuels and alternative energy sources
   - Environmentally sustainable transport system