Thailand launches the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Roadmap to support Thai industry transition towards greener models of production. The International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature, Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supported the Government of Thailand in this process. On behalf of IKI, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) implemented the project.
GGGI and the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) organized a launch event with more than 130 participants from relevant government agencies, private sector, and civil society, and presented the GHG Reduction Roadmap, which has been developed with particular focus on Thailand’s automotive, palm oil, and frozen seafood industries. Thailand’s industrial sector represents 38% of GDP and at least 23% of emissions.
“With Thailand strongly committed to reducing emissions to achieve its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the GHG Reduction Roadmap is a very timely and useful tool that will provide clear direction and steps for the country to reduce its emissions,” said Dr. Raweewan Bhuridej, Secretary-General of ONEP.
The Roadmap is the-first-of-its-kind in Thailand. With the effective implementation of the Roadmap, the target sub-sectors could reduce approx. 3-5 million tons of carbon dioxide.
“We are very happy to support Thailand and to work with GGGI to help Thailand’s green industry transition take an important next step,” said Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser, Counsellor, Economic and Commercial Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. “This GHG Reduction Roadmap project provides concrete information on what the private sector and the government can do and where to invest most effectively in the right policies and incentives.”