Dear readers,

Welcome to the second issue of 2021!

This issue is a call to take a breath and remember what it is that we’re doing, and why. And you will encounter many different angles on our project’s implementation.

Our projects come from many different fields and sectors and this issue’s contents reflect that fact. Here, you will find many interesting stories: for example, the Healthcare Accreditation Institute of Thailand (Public Organization), B. Braun (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and GIZ recently handed over SOFTA-GEL hand sanitizer to Thammasat University Hospital. Let’s learn how to tackle plastic pollution crisis with the Collaborative Actions for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in South-East Asia (CAP SEA) project. The ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) together with GIZ and its partners launched ASEAN Access website, a one-stop business information gateway for international-oriented businesses to expand their market outreach within ASEAN and beyond. Browse and happy reading!

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ECAM adjusts latest usability, responding to the problem of Thai domestic wastewater management
The ECAM programme calculates energy use-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from the domestic wastewater treatment system.
ECAM is suitable for organisations providing services for domestic wastewater management, consulting companies or academic institutions interested in low-carbon wastewater management.
The more accurate and complete data organisations have, the better they will understand the wastewater management situation in their areas. This results in developing more effective measures to reduce GHG emissions from domestic wastewater.
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ONWR – GIZ to empower Thai youths for climate-sensitive water management

Thai youth representatives discuss the benefits of using Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) as a strategy for addressing climate change impacts in the water sector.
Good practices from Germany demonstrate how Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) can serve as a strategy for addressing climate change impacts in water management.
They will use the lessons learnt to formulate action plans on water management and pitch their concrete ideas at the upcoming workshop in August.

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Thai model farmers ready to move forwards in sustainable coconut planting
A group of model farmers participated in an activity to learn how to regenerate coconuts through organic agriculture and enhance business skills to increase revenue and diversify business channels.
This activity includes planting cover crops to help maintain soil moisture and prevent topsoil erosion, adding intercropping with such produce as bananas, coffee, lemongrass, lolot, pandan, or pepper trees to increase income and enhance biodiversity, and raising earthworms to compost the excrement and treat wastewater.

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Utilising TOPSA online platform to enhance sustainable palm oil knowledge
The Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) in Thailand project organised online training for participants to learn lessons on sustainable palm oil production and be able to pass on the knowledge gained to smallholder farmers.
The training was given to more than 200 participants from palm oil mills, a university and the Department of Agricultural Extension.
The content of this training focuses on case studies and assessment of social and legal impacts related to oil palm plantations.
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Risk-NAP achievements, lessons learnt and further cooperation between Thailand and Germany on climate adaptation celebrated
The Risk-based National Adaptation Plan (Risk-NAP) project has supported the Thai government with climate change adaptation policy planning and the formulation of policy planning modalities.
At the national level, climate change risks have been analysed and integrated into the plans and policies in three sectors, namely health, tourism and human settlements.
At the sub-national level, climate risk assessments with different climate scenarios were conducted and adaptation planning processes initiated in four pilot areas.
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Strengthening Capacities of the Environment Fund to serve as key national mechanism for climate finance
The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), the Environmental Fund Division, and GIZ discuss the progress of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support project in a virtual meeting.
This meeting aimed to present the recommendations of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)’s Direct Access Entity (DAE) application.
Becoming a DAE will strengthen the readiness and capacity of the Environment Fund to directly access other international funding as well as act as one of Thailand’s mechanisms for climate finance.
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» Intern of the “Strengthening Regional Initiatives in ASEAN on COVID-19 Response and other Public
   Health Emergencies” project

» SRP Market Development Officer of the “Mainstreaming Sustainable Rice through the Sustainable Rice
   Platform (SRP)” project

» Project Manager in Training and Capacity Development of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ)
» Public Relation (PR) and Knowledge Management (KM) coordinator of Collaborative Actions for Single-Use
   Plastic Prevention in South-East Asia (CAP SEA) Project

» Intern of TRANSfer III – Facilitating the development of ambitious transport mitigation actions Project
» Project Advisor Secretariat of the programme “Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia”
» Regional Advisor of the programme “Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia”
» Senior Advisor Thai Rice NAMA Finance
» Intern of Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter Project
» Intern of the project “Collaborative Actions for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in South-East Asia (CAP SEA)”

Pariya Wongsarot
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