Press Conference On “TGO Responds To Government Policy On Preparation To Become ASEAN Community By Establishing CITC”

Published Date 2015-10-04 15:39:54 น.

On October 27, 2014, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) or TGO under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) organized the press conference on “TGO responds to government policy on preparation to become ASEAN Community by establishing CITC”

Dr. Natarika Wayuparb, Deputy Executive Director and Dr. Jakkanit Kananurak, Director of Capacity Building and Outreach Office, TGO made a presentation on CITC objective of establishment, the progress, the upcoming events in the 2015 fiscal year of CITC and the cooperation between CITC under the MONRE and the government of Japan .
Climate Change International Technical and Training Center (CITC) is MONRE’s flagship project aiming to be a “one-stop technical and training center” and networking platform on mitigation and adaptation for the Southeast Asia countries. CITC services are providing training in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation, establishing and promoting networking platform for Southeast Asia region, disseminating knowledge and be a knowledge hub on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

CITC has been received support from several organizations both nationally and internally, one of major supports is from the government of Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a statement at the Plenary Session of the UN Climate Summit 2014 that the government of Japan will support on the activity of capacity development in the area of climate change for 14,000 people over the next three years. These 14,000 covers the trainees under CITC project that the government of Japan has been supported CITC through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as well.

On the press conference, we also received an honor from Mr. Hironori Tsuboi, First Secretary, The Embassy of Japan in Thailand and Mr. Yojiro Miyashita, representative, JICA Thailand Office to join our CITC press conference event.

On the upcoming events, CITC is preparing to organize the ASEAN Workshop on “Low Carbon and Resilient Society” in February 2015 and the training programs for ASEAN will be kicked off in 2016 onward.

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