Thai-German Climate Change Policy Programme
As of: May 2021
Thailand’s NDC commits the country to a number of ambitious mitigation targets while also picking out the sectors of energy, transport and waste management as key areas for climate adaptation. Successful implementation of these targets will require improvements to individual and organisational capacities, and to cooperation between ministries and agencies. The project is helping Thailand to anchor these NDC targets into five relevant sector plans. The project is also helping with NDC implementation at the subnational level, the establishment of an MRV system, the mobilisation of resources for NDC implementation and expanding the country’s international partnerships. The programme is also promoting the mainstreaming of climate change policy into the sector ministries and at the subnational level. The project also acts as a point of contact and liaison between the various IKI projects in Thailand.
State of implementation/results
- In 2020, a study on the feasibility of low emission measures in agriculture through alternative rice cultivation with clear methane reduction averaging 71% in demonstration areas and 47-50% among farmers was conducted; a corresponding publication is planned for 10/2020.
- Furthermore, digital tools for integrated energy planning at the subnational level for local governments were handed over to the Ministry of Energy.
- On the occasion of the "ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2020 (ASE)", the Ministry of Energy and GIZ organized a joint workshop on "green electrification in islands and remote areas in Thailand" on 25.09.2020.
- Following topics were published in 2020:
- Bringing climate technology to enhance resilient livelihood in Thailand: www.thai-german-cooperation.info/…
- Thailand prepares its first Climate Change Act: www.thai-german-cooperation.info/…
- 60 provinces prepped with knowledge on how to mainstream climate actions into provincial context: www.thai-german-cooperation.info/…