Dear Readers,

Here we are already at the third issue of 2020! As you know, the COVID-19 situation is starting to show signs of a second wave in many countries so please be careful and take good care of yourself.

First, we would like to officially announce that Mr. Reinhold Elges has safely landed, gone through quarantine and assumed his position as Country Director for Thailand and Malaysia. He replaces Tim Mahler who completed his tenure earlier this year. You can watch the video in this issue to find out more about him.

We also feature a few highlights from the projects including an article about Moverity, a new application launched to save the fuel your car consumes. It’s interesting so don’t miss reading it! Another interesting article is the data-driven energy planning with a smart system modelling tool. Read it to learn how this tool can help you simulate future Provincial Energy Systems for up to 20 years! And, as ever, there is much more to browse and enjoy!

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School for enhancing Thai farmers’ business skills
School for enhancing Thai farmers’ business skills improves the management of smallholder coffee growers.
The agricultural extension officials can enhance their capacity as trainers.
The curriculum is designed to enable knowledge sharing and exchange through activities and participation.

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Organic Products: Alternative Income from the Palm Oil Plantation
Organic mushroom farming can help generate additional income from oil palm smallholders facing unstable palm oil price in the global market.
Organic fertilisers made from empty palm bunch not only help enhance soil quality but also oil palm fruit productivity.
It is essential for oil palm smallholders to follow the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) guideline to minimise the negative impact on the environment and communities.

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Plastic waste: Why it’s important to exchange on plastics in food delivery and takeaways
Single-use plastic consumption is on the rise and COVID-19 has increased the need for guidance on how to deal with it.
The “Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter” project went online to discuss policy and practical examples to reduce plastics in delivery and takeaways with inputs from the Pollution Control Department (PCD) and a café in Bangkok.
The webinar was part of a webinar series on plastic waste reduction, its recycling, and approaches to a Circular Economy for plastics.
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Food waste: How to properly manage waste in Thailand

Increasing organic waste worldwide causes burden in solid waste management and emits greenhouse gases.
Lack of data, knowledge, incentives, networks and technology mentioned as main challenges of food waste management Thailand.
Supports needed are to create exchange platform, to establish networks and to provide infrastructure.

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ONWR joins with universities and GIZ in developing a methodology to monitor and evaluate the benefits of nature-based flood and drought measures
The Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR), 5 Thai universities and GIZ promote evidence of the impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures for flood and drought risk management.
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework builds on the participation of river basin communities and the use of digital-based solutions.
Ownership and knowledge of ways to monitor the benefits of nature-based solutions will be enhanced by on-the-job training for community members and students between January and May 2021.

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Data-driven energy planning with smart system modeling tool
The Thai-German Climate Programme-Energy hosted a workshop on provincial energy scenarios with the objective of equipping Provincial Energy Office representatives with the skills and knowledge of energy scenarios.
The project has developed the Provincial Energy System Modeling Tool, which uses a national and provincial energy database that compiles Thai energy data and international expertise to simulate future Provincial Energy Systems for up to 20 years.
After the workshop, the participants have a better understanding of the planning development and are also able to use the tool provided to analyse future energy scenarios.
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Thailand plans to enhance transparency of GHG emission reporting through improved quality control process
A Quality control (QC) template is being developed for Thailand’s greenhouse gas emission inventories.
The QC template is being developed according to United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Enhanced Transparency Framework.
Thailand’s first Biennial Transparency Report can be expected in December 2024.
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Ministry of Interior recognises its key roles in addressing climate change in Thailand
A successful national policy is when it is implemented sustainably and coherently at the national, regional, provincial and municipal levels.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) is an important player in driving climate actions at a level closest to the people.
MOI officials attended training to develop climate-integrated provincial development plans and provide support on climate actions at the subnational level.
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» Field Advisor Robusta Coffee of the project “Improving smallholder coffee farming systems in Southeast Asia”
» Intern of the project “TRANSfer III – Facilitating the development of ambitious transport mitigation actions”
» SRP Office Manager and Finance Officer of Mainstreaming Sustainable Rice through
   the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) Project

» Climate Finance Coordinator
» Project Advisor of ASEAN health emergency response and recovery (COVID-19)
» Project Officer of Regional Cooperation Programme for TVET in ASEAN
» Junior Advisor of Thai-German Climate Programme - Water (TGCP-Water)
» Intern of the Thai-German Climate Programme – Water (TGCP-Water)
» Junior HR Officer of GIZ Office Bangkok
» Project Coordinator of Collaborative Actions for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in South-East Asia (CAP SEA)
» Field Staff of The Better Rice Initiative Asia: Promotion of Integrated Pest Management in Thailand
» Technical Advisor on Agricultural Machinery of Food and Agriculture Cluster

Pariya Wongsarot
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