Germany Invests 690 Mil Baht into Thai Climate Change

 | Wed 25 Apr 2018 06:03 ICT

CityNews – Germany are investing 690 million baht in Thailand into a new climate change programme aimed at developing climate-friendly approaches to energy, waste, water and agriculture.

On April 23rd, The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany launched the Thai-German Climate Programme (TGCP), a collaborative project between the German and Thai government to help improve climate and pollution control. The programme is financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The GIZ team of international and national experts provides cross-sectoral support and works closely with its Thai governmental partners.

The main implementing partners are the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, the Ministry of Energy, the Pollution Control Department, the Department of Water Resources, and the Rice Department.

The programme will seek a four year implementation (2018-2021). This will see governmental partners, the private sector and civil society cooperate on climate-friendly development approaches in the energy, waste, water and agriculture sector as well as on general aspects of climate change.

Tim Mahler, Country Director of GIZ Thailand and Malaysia, stated “The new Thai-German Climate Programme uses GIZ´s close and long-standing relationship with our Thai partners in the field of climate change to implement a large-scale cross-sectoral programme. GIZ will further seek close cooperation with other projects in Thailand on climate change to ensure that the international support is implemented as effectively as possible.”