Report Indicates That Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Declining in 2019; However a long-Term Monitoring Plan is Needed

Spotlight Activity: Report Indicates That Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Declining in 2019; However a long-Term Monitoring Plan is Needed

In 2019 a report from the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), Thailand, presents Thailand’s carbon dioxide emissions by energy type along with data on emissions from energy consumption by sector. For instance, during the three months in 2019, carbon dioxide emissions in Thailand for oil production was 25,473.22 tons. With respect to coal/lignite production in Thailand, carbon dioxide emissions during the three months in 2019 were 17,084.91 tons. For natural gas production in Thailand, carbon dioxide emissions during the three months in 2019 were 20,709.97 tons. During the three months in 2019, total carbon dioxide emissions, which were generated from the energy sectors, were 63,268.09 tons. It was determined that total carbon dioxide emissions in Thailand by energy type during the three months in 2018 were 67,031.49 tons. By comparing carbon dioxide emissions by energy type during the three months of 2018 and 2019, a declining trend is evident.

Similarly, the carbon dioxide emissions in Thailand from energy consumption by sector were determined by the EPPO (Electric Generating Authority) Report during the three months of 2019. For instance, carbon dioxide emissions in Thailand from power generation during the three months in 2019 were 23,066.28 tons. Carbon dioxide emissions generated from the transport sector during the three months in 2019 were 16,986.09 tons. Carbon dioxide emissions generated by industries during the three months in 2019 was 19,082.52 tons. Carbon dioxide emissions from other sectors during the three months in 2019 were 4,133.19 tons. Total carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption by sector in Thailand during the three months in 2019 were 63,268.09 tons. The total carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption by sector in Thailand during the three months in 2018 were 67,031.49 tons. By comparing the total carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumptions by sector in 2019 and 2018, a declining trend of carbon dioxide emissions is evident during the three months in 2019.

Finally, carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transportation sector in Thailand during the three months in 2019 by energy type were also determined by the EPPO report. The carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector from oil during the three months in 2019 were 15,907.34 tons. Carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector from coal/lignite during the three months of 2019 were 0.00 tons. Carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector from natural gas during the three months in 2019 were 1,078.76 tons. The total carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector by energy type during the three months in 2019 were 16,986.09 tons. During the three months in 2018, total carbon dioxide emissions in transport sector by energy type were 17,432.12 tons. By comparing the total carbon dioxide emissions in the transport sector by energy type during the three months of 2018 and 2019, a declining trend of carbon dioxide emissions is evident in the three months of 2019.

Status: Right Direction

Thailand is moving in the right direction, in regards to its drive to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions on a national scale. It is evident from the EPPO report that carbon dioxide emissions is on a declining trend in 2019. The decline in carbon dioxide emissions in 2019, is especially key for strengthening Thailand’s INDC pledge and for fulfilling the Paris Agreement objectives. Most importantly, the sector-wide reductions in carbon dioxide emissions during 2019 as evident from the EPPO report, indicates that large-scale greenhouse gas reductions are happening sector-to-sector at both the national and regional levels. The EPPO report also shows a decline in carbon dioxide emissions from 2018 to 2019, which is a possible result of the enhancement of Thailand’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts at a national level. Finally, to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions continue to decline in 2019 and in the near-future, greenhouse gas monitoring plans need to be established at both the national and regional-levels in Thailand.

Take Action

To help Thailand in establishing a monitoring plan for further reducing its greenhouse gas emissions at national and regional levels, you can contact the members of the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy, Thailand with the following Action Alert message:

We congratulate the Government of Thailand for enhancing the greenhouse gas emission reductions at the national and regional levels. The report by EPPO looks promising as it highlights the great potentials for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions during 2019 and in the upcoming years. Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are significant for enhancing Thailand’s efforts to fulfill the Paris Agreement objectives. In order to ensure that greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts are enhanced in Thailand, your role will be crucial. As a prominent member of the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy, I request you to kindly establish a monitoring plan. The monitoring plan should regularly monitor the greenhouse gas emissions, which are generated in Thailand at the local, regional and national levels. Finally, the monitoring plan should incorporate an appropriate permissible range for different greenhouse gases, and measures should be implemented accordingly to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions do not exceed the given permissible range.

Send Action Alert Message to:

Mr. Yongyut Jantararotai

Director General

Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy

17 Rama 1 Rd, Kasatsuk Bridge,

Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Thailand,

Telephone: +662-223-0021-9, Ext: 1021

Email: yongyutJ2@gmail.com

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