Thailand is set to reduce carbon emission by 20% in 15 years


BANGKOK – Natural Resource and Environment Minister General Surasak Kanjanarat has announced to the world that Thailand will reduce its gas emissions by at least 20% by 2030. 

General Surasak announced his determination to lower greenhouse gas at a climate change conference, also known as COP21, in Paris earlier this month.

He said that Thailand will join every nation in trying to address global warming. The move is also in line with Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s official statement to do the same at the United Nations conference in October.

Thailand will lower its carbon emissions into the atmosphere in a step by step approach through cooperation from the energy and transport sectors. An energy management plan will be adopted to promote the use of renewable energy and increase energy consumption efficiency.

The development of a semi-high speed train and the expansion of MRT train routes is expected to help reduce greenhouse gasses. More forest areas will also be restored in order to achieve the goal in 15 years.