Country components: Thailand

Specific Information:

Duration: 10/2011 – 09/2014

Main Thai partners:
Department of Industrial Works (DIW) under the Ministry of Industries (MoIn)
Pollution Control Department (PCD) under the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MNRE)

Team of Consultant:
German International Cooperation (GIZ)
Thai Environment Institute (TEI)
Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)

Background:

Thailand is, just like many other countries, facing serious environmental challenges due to rapid industrial and economic growth. Significant environmental degradation can be observed, e.g. mangrove deforestation, diminished forest cover, water and air pollution and increasing waste amounts.

In 2009, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) issued the National Sustainable Consumption Strategy and the National Sustainable Production Strategy, aiming at achieving economic growth, while respecting environmental limits. The 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2012-2016) prepared by the NESDB put low-carbon society and green growth as one of the central themes, in an effort to turn the climate change crisis into opportunities. To this end, green growth has been adopted as a means to protect natural resources, mitigate environmental damages, and create new green jobs.

This project is one of four national SCP Policy projects to be implemented within the framework of the SWITCH Asia Programme.

The overall objective of the project is to support the Thai government in selecting, adapting and implementing suitable economic and regulatory policy instruments to promote SCP, hereby enhancing the long-term sustainability of Thai consumption and production patterns.

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the institutional policy framework, ensuring a joint and effective SCP effort in Thailand. The project composes of 4 components covering both policies and implementation of the sustainable consumption and production in Thailand as well as raising awareness and knowledge on SCP throughout the country.

SCP is a cross-cutting issue, which involves a multitude of ministries, local authorities, enterprises, private sector organisations and NGOs.

Contact person:

Mr. Niels Juul Busch,
Team Leader

German International Cooperation (GIZ)

193/63 Lake Rajada Office
Complex (16th fl.) New
Ratchadapisek-Rama IV Rd.,
Klongtoey Bangkok 10110,
Thailand

Tel: + 66 2661 9273
Fax: + 66 2661 9281
Mobile: +66 8 8499 7387
E-mail: niels.busch@giz.de