Thailand and Germany Jointly Implement Thai Climate Change Policy into Subnational Level

A closing event on the Implementation of Thai Climate Change Policy into Subnational Level from the “Support to the Development and Implementation of the Thai Climate Change Policy (CCA) Project” was held on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, at Watergate Ballroom, Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok.
 
The event aimed to present key project achievements in the implementation of the Thai climate change policy at the subnational level and to serve as a forum for exchanging experiences on climate change policy implementation in pilot areas in each region. A second objective was to draw lessons learned that can be used as a guideline for replicating/scaling up implementation to other areas. Presided over by Dr. Raweewan Bhuridej, Secretary General of ONEP and H.E. Mr. Peter Prügel, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, the event was attended by approximately 300 representatives from the public sector at both the national and subnational levels as well as from the private sector, civil societies, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations, international cooperation agencies and mass media.
 
The CCA project was a collaboration between the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment through ONEP and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through GIZ. The project had a duration of 4 years from 2014 to 2017, with the objective of supporting the development and implementation of climate change policy at the regional and subnational levels. The aim was to elaborate the Thailand Climate Change Master Plan 2015-2050 and develop climate change action plans significantly consistent with the context and development directions of each region.

Pilot regions comprising 17 provinces and 32 municipalities in all regions of the country were selected for project implementation. They participated in the training courses on the development of climate change action plans in line with the context and development of each region. Climate change-related issues were also integrated into the planning process at the provincial level. During the training courses, historical and current climate data, including forecast data and future climate variability, were analysed for potential impacts and risks from climate change. This assisted in setting clear goals during the planning process. Moreover, the project offered training courses on analysing and identifying measures to systematically develop and implement project plans consistent with the set goals. A manual for developing climate change action plans at the subnational level has also been developed, drawing on the lessons learned from ongoing implementation. The project plans to scale up implementation to the other 60 provinces.
 
Event activities in the morning included a presentation on the Thai climate change policy and its implementation as well as key project achievements. These morning sessions concluded with a discussion on the “Subnational Implementation of Climate Change Policy”, led by representatives from Regional Environmental Office 4, Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Phetchaburi, Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Sukhothai, Sisaket Town Municipality and Hat Yai City Municipality.

In the afternoon, a discussion on “Driving Forward Climate Change Implementation with Success in the Next Phase” was held. Participants included representatives from the Department of Tourism, the Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, and the Office of Agricultural Economics. This was followed by the distribution of certificates to participating organisations and staff.
 
An exhibition on climate change action plans for 2015-2050 prepared by the various participating pilot regions was held as part of the workshop. These included the following 17 provinces and 32 municipalities.
 
  1. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Krabi
  2. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Khon Kaen
  3. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Chiang Rai
  4. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Nakhon Pathom
  5. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Nakhon Si Thammarat
  6. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Nakhon Sawan
  7. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Pra Nakorn Sri Ayutthaya
  8. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Phetchaburi
  9. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Srisaket
  10. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Songkhla
  11. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Samut Sakhon
  12. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Saraburi
  13. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Sukhothai
  14. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Udon Thani
  15. Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment Ubon Ratchathani
  16. Banglane Sub-district Municipality
  17. Krathumbaen Town Municipality
  18. Kaset Pattana Sub-district Municipality
  19. Lam Ta Sao Town Municipality
  20. Chiang Rak Noi Sub-district Municipality
  21. Kaengkhoi Town Municipality
  22. Cha-am Town Municipality
  23. Hadchaosamran Sub-district Municipality
  24. Rayong City Municipality
  25. Chiang Rai City Municipality
  26. Wiangphangkham Sub-district Municipality
  27. Mueangkao Sub-district Municipality
  28. Hadsiew Sub-district Municipality
  29. Wiangsa Sub-district Municipality
  30. Nakhon Sawan City Municipality
  31. Ladyao Sub-district Municipality
  32. Nongsamrong Town Municipality
  33. Srithat Sub-district Municipality
  34. Phra Lap Sub-district Municipality
  35. Nongbua Sub-district Municipality
  36. Sisaket Town Municipality
  37. Khunhan Sub-district Municipality
  38. Det Udom Town Municipality
  39. Nakhon Si Thammarat City Municipality
  40. Thung Song Town Municipality
  41. Krabi Town Municipality
  42. Hat Yai City Municipality
  43. Cherngsae Sub-district Municipality
  44. Nongtalay Sub-district Administrative Organization
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PowerPoint Presentation
1. Thai Climate Change Policy 
2. Climate Change Plan (National and subnational levels)
3. Project's Success Factor
4. Policy Results and Conceptual Overview
5. Introduction to Poster Session
6. Driving Forward Climate Change Implementation (Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives)
7. Project Results
8. Driving Forward Climate Change Implementation with Success in the Next Phase

Factsheet
1. Case study in Krabi
2. Case study in Rayong
3. Case study in Sisaket
4. Case study in Sukhothai

Roll ups
1. Master Plan 1
2. Master Plan 2
3. RISK NAP 1
4. RISK NAP 2
5. Energy Component 1
6. Energy Component 2
7. Energy Component 3
8. Energy Component 4

Standy
1. Central and East
2. North
3. Northeast
4. South

Pull Frame
1. Map
2. Climate Change

Photos
https://goo.gl/photos/tcZBocgYrbopmTCe6
 

Gallery

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