Bangkok, Thailand- On 1 November 2018, the TCC project’s steering committee met at the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP). Dr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division of Office of ONEP chaired the meeting with transport, energy and environment officials from seven government agencies*. With the end of the project in sight, the meeting wrapped up several activities.
The TCC project gave the committee an overview of project achievements at regional level and national level and presented two policy analyses and related recommendations that were developed by TCC experts in consultation with stakeholders. The steering committee acknowledged the achievements and approved the 2 reports accordingly.
The first report is the on “Fuel efficiency policies in the land transport sector in Thailand”, and is published in two parts. The first part focuses on the collection of data, policies, and measures, including a gap analysis to identify key issues, barriers, and opportunities towards implementing more effective fuel economy policies in Thailand. The second report updates the data and develops detailed policy recommendations based on a cost-benefit analysis.
The second report handed to the committee was a policy gap analysis. This report identifies the missing policies in transport and climate change and investigates the status of policy implementations. It provides policy information for improving the development and implementation of strategies and action plans related to land transport and climate change mitigation in Thailand.
Findings from the fuel efficiency report and the gap analysis report were fed into the preparation process of Thailand’s NDC action plan for the transport sector which shall be launched at UNFCCC COP23.
GIZ also shared updates from other transport projects run by GIZ in Thailand. A lively discussion ensued about GIZ’s initiative to build a digital platform for consumers to track and improve the real-world consumption of their car.
*The seven agencies were Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), Department of Land Transport (DLT), Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), Pollution Control Department (PCD), Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) (TGO) and ONEP.