National Greenhouse Gases Inventory Reporting
Climate change is a global environmental problem that endangers sustainable development. The international community has taken a significant collective step toward addressing the global challenge of climate change. The Paris Agreement was adopted 12 December 2015 at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Thailand is one of the Parties that ratified the Paris Agreement on 21 September 2016 and put forward its best efforts through the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
As a responsible member of the international community, the Kingdom of Thailand is committed to sustainable development and as such is working to achieve low carbon emission and a climate resilient society consistent with the strategies of the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan (NESDP) 2017-2021. In addition, Thailand’s Climate Change Master Plan 2015–2050 corresponds with these national strategies and policies. In alignment with its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction policy, Thailand has employed a global approach by submitting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to lower greenhouse gas emissions below business as usual (BAU) levels by 2020. Moreover, as stated in NDC, Thailand will work to reduce emissions a further 20–25 % in 2030 compared to the BAU level.
With this aim, Thailand has been engaging national and subnational networks to explore a comprehensive range of mitigation measures to achieve the defined emissions targets. These measures include further developing and improving institutional and technical capacity for effective cooperation and management.