Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization)
Thailand signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in June 1992 and ratified the Convention in March 1995. Realizing the seriousness of climate change as a global threat, the country has been contributing to international efforts to address climate change issues, as a Non- Annex I country. In February 1999, Thailand signed the Kyoto Protocol, and ratified it on 28th August 2002. As a Non-Annex I country, Thailand promotes the implementation of Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol in order to encourage clean and environmental friendly technologies for greenhouse gas reduction in the country, as well as to promote the country's capability by developing sustainable business practices. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), as a result of the Cabinet Resolution, is the responsible agency for the implementation of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol in Thailand. In 2007, MNRE redesigned the institutional framework for Thailand’s implementation to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol
Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization), or TGO, is the newly established autonomous governmental organization with a specific purpose as an implementing agency on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in Thailand, promoting: low carbon activities; investment and marketing on GHG emission reductions; establishing GHG information centre; reviewing CDM projects for approval; providing capacity development and outreach for CDM stakeholders and promote low carbon activities, and particularly performing its role as the Designated National Authority for CDM (DNA-CDM) office in Thailand.