Thailand to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.7 million tons


The Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) has forecast that Thailand will be able to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 1.7 million tons this year.


According to TGO Director Prasertsuk Jamornman, more than 90 organizations, people and producers are making concerted efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

Since the beginning of this year, there have been nine seminars and events on carbon emission reduction. Carbon footprint and global warming reduction labels have also been introduced to help consumers learn about the amount of carbon dioxide each product releases into the atmosphere.

In addition, Thailand is the only country in ASEAN that complies with the international greenhouse gas reduction certifying process. A total of 648 products have so far joined the carbon emission reduction scheme which has enabled the country to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas released into the air by 1.3 million tons.

With 42 more industrial organizations working to lowering carbon emissions, at least 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide is expected to be reduced by the end of this year. The TGO is also determined to decrease carbon emissions by a further 20% by 2030.