Browsing: Climate Change

The Pollution Control Department prevents and mitigates environmental issues such as pollutions in accordance with the Enhancement and Conservation of the National Environmental Quality Act B.E. 2535 that include providing comments when developing the national pollution control policies, environmental standards (e.g. water quality in streams, shorelines, atmospheric quality, etc.), pollution control standards from direct sources (e.g. water withdrawal from buildings, wastewater from industrial estates, pollution…

The ONEP is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Its mission is to develop environmental and natural resources conservation policies and plans, supports effective implementation, monitors and assess the environmental impact mitigation measures in accordance with the environmental impact assessment report in order to strengthen the economic in the country and support the sustainable development and good quality of lives. Additional information:…

Thailand Climate Change Master Plan is a framework of integrated policies and action plans relating to climate change. Its purpose is to support climate change preparedness initiatives so that they are in line with Thailand’s economic and socio-cultural contexts as well as sufficiency economy philosophy. Principle Adhere to the concept of public sector stewardship in inducing change, as well as promoting partnership between the public,…

In Thailand’s National Strategy on Climate Change B.E. 2551-2557 (2008-2012), Thailand is aim to be Thailand is a climate-resilient society and cooperates with the global community to mitigate climate change based on the principle of sustainable development following the table below: STRATEGY 1 Build capacity to adapt and reduce vulnerabilities to climate change impacts Objective Protect, conserve and add values natural resource base Protect, conserve…

Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a landmark agreement on December 12 in Paris, charting a fundamentally new course in the two-decade-old global climate effort. Culminating a four-year negotiating round, the new treaty ends the strict differentiation between developed and developing countries that characterized earlier efforts, replacing it with a common framework that commits all countries to put forward their…

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided $14.5 billion in grants and mobilized $75.4 billion in additional financing for almost 4,000 projects. The GEF has become an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector to…

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP work encompasses in three main practices, which are 1) Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends, 2) Developing…

UNDP is working to help countries address the challenges of climate change and remains the largest service provider in the UN system on climate change adaptation and mitigation. UNDP supports countries to transition toward low-emission and climate-resilient sustainable development, helps them to prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and pursue low carbon development pathways that guarantee a cleaner,…

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. Recognizing that developed countries are principally responsible for the current high levels of GHG emissions in the atmosphere as a result of more than 150 years of industrial activity, the Protocol places a heavier burden on developed…

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. In the same…
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