The government aims to enact laws to force reduction of greenhouse gases, setting a goal of being carbon neutral in 2050.

The government aims to enact laws to force reduction of greenhouse gases, setting a goal of being carbon neutral in 2050.

“The Prime Minister, the government plans to enact a law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compulsorily, setting a goal of being carbon neutral in 2050. At the UNGA 7 forum leaders meeting

Today (20 September 2023) at 10:59 a.m. (US local time) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States, Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Delivered a statement at the Climate Ambition Summit on the occasion of attending the United Nations General Assembly. The 78th Ordinary Session (UNGA78) by Mr. Chai Watcharong, Spokesperson for the Office of the Prime Minister Summarize the main points as follows.

The Prime Minister said global climate change It is considered an urgent and serious problem today. During the past period I had the opportunity to meet with farmers in Thailand. and acknowledge firsthand the dire consequences of climate change. which affects the livelihood of farmers Therefore, it is something that we must take action to solve immediately.

Thailand appreciates the urgent agenda of the United Nations Secretary-General who has supported achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as close to 2050 as possible and presented an energy transition plan. Including phasing out the use of coal by 2040 and preparing to support the revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for 2025, which must reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Give it all

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We have increased our Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target from 20% to 40% by 2030, with concrete action being taken. This is reflected in the long-term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategy. Thailand has worked hard to achieve this important mission.

The government used these goals to draft a new national energy plan. Focusing on energy efficiency Changes in the transportation sector Increasing the production of electric cars in the country and preparations to end the production of electricity from coal.

Thailand has implemented a pilot project using concepts from sustainable agriculture. Successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is ready to expand the project. This not only reduces carbon emissions. But it also reduces vulnerability to climate change and improves the well-being of farmers across the country.

The government sets criteria for the Utility Green Tariff to support the use of solar rooftops and net metering. (net-metering) to incentivize clean energy production Thailand aims to increase green space to cover 55% of the total area by 2037.

At the same time, Thailand has also actively promoted green finance mechanisms through the issuance of sustainability bonds. Currently, US$12.5 billion has been raised through this mechanism. Thailand will issue sustainability-linked banknotes. Stimulating the growth of green bonds To ensure that various organizations Will be incentivized to achieve SDG goals.

The Prime Minister said The government is giving importance to the issue of global climate change. Recently established The Department of Climate Change and Environment has been established to respond specifically to the impacts of climate change and to implement increased commitments. At the same time, the government will push for the Climate Change Act. Climate to control mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions To build the ability to adapt to climate change for all sectors.

In the end, the Prime Minister emphasized that Solving climate change requires the support of all countries around the world. which Thailand continues to accelerate Ready to be firmly committed to achieving the goal and overcoming this crisis.

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