Thailand to hold first national climate conference

Thailand to host its first ever national climate action conference in early August. The event will be modeled after the United Nations Climate conference and aims to galvanize efforts towards achieving the Kingdom’s goal of reaching net-zero emissions.

Warawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, said that the Ministry will host the Thailand Climate Action Conference in Bangkok on August 4–5. The event will be attended by a range of government agencies, the private sector and civil society groups.

The Conference will have exhibits as well as presentations, debates and discussions. Topics include climate actions, climate technology, green and blue carbon, and climate finance and cooperation. Building consensus and synergies are priorities along with sharing information and best practices.

Warawut added that time is of the essence for humans to adjust to climate change and be able to live in a changing world.

Earlier this year, at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow known as COP26, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, announced that Thailand’s enhanced ambition towards a low carbon society, aiming to reach carbon neutrality in 2050, and Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions in or before 2065. The government has been taking several steps and introducing policies to support that.

The Thai government is promoting the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economy model to drive economic and social development towards achieving its climate goals. The model aims to encourage sustainable development that benefits communities at every level in Thailand and uses natural assets more effectively.

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