GIZ Thailand

GIZ Thailand
Since 2009, GIZ Thailand has brought in experience to accelerate the implementation of national climate targets in both adaptation and mitigation. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), through the International Climate Initiative (IKI), the team of national and international experts have implemented bilateral, regional, and global projects and programmes supporting Thailand’s transition towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient future.

Topics that GIZ Thailand is currently working on:

  • Climate policy in all cluster sectors
  • Risk-based adaptation planning
  • Climate finance and GCF Readiness support

Support for development of Thai NDC, NAP and Thailand Country Programme

  • Crop insurance
  • Food safety
  • Economic viability of farming systems
  • Inclusive sustainable agriculture

620 000 farmers engaged by 2023
€109.59 million of private finance mobilized for low-carbon rice cropping

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Integrted Urban Development
  • Circular Economy
  • Water & Wastewater management
  • Solid Waste Management

35 nexus infrastructure pilot projects in 14 cities in 7 Asian countries

  • Green freight and logistics
  • Sustainable urban mobility planning
  • Electric mobility and new mobility concepts
  • Fuel economy policies

426 drivers, 58 local trainers and 513 SMEs trained in fuel efficiency

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Planning
  • Start-up community building
  • Software Solutions

Engagement with 6 accelerators, 18 universities, 75 enterprises, 750 individuals with 30 clean energy startups in SEA

  • Climate-friendly cooling
  • Phase-down of climate-damaging refrigerants

Establishment of €8.3 million RAC NAMA Fund benefitting over 500,000 users and avoiding 0.75 million tCO2eq emission

  • Ecosystem- and risk-based solutions for adaptation to climate change
  • Integrated Water Resources and River Basin Management Strategy

4 EbA pilot watersheds mesures implemented, including one co-financed by the private sector

Our approach

Through technical assistance, capacity building and tailored advice, we support Thailand in:

  • National Policy Development
    Developing national climate targets and their integration into sectoral and sub-national plans
  • Sub-national Implementation
    Planning and implementing climate action at the sub-national level towards NDC implementation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
    Improving M&E and MRV systems for UNFCCC reporting requirements in a sustainable way
  • Climate Finance
    Mobilizing national and international finance for the implementation of the Thai NDC
  • International Cooperation
    Strengthening its international cooperation in climate change for improving NDC implementation
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Tim Mahler
Climate and Environment Cluster Coordinator,
GIZ Thailand and Malaysia Country Director
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GIZ Office Bangkok
193/63 Lake Rajada Office Complex (16th Fl.), New Ratchadapisek Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

The IKI is a key element of Germany’s climate financing mechanism and the funding commitments made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Climate change mitigation, adaption to the impacts of climate change and the protection of biological diversity are focus areas. Since 2009, the IKI has provided support of at least 13 bilateral projects in Thailand, for a total volume of 50 million EUR (about 1.9 billion THB), as well as the involvement of Thailand in 13 regional and 27 global projects.