|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy|
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Paris in November and December 2015. 195 participating countries negotiated and adopted the Paris Agreement, which includes objectives to peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, to limit the global average temperature increase above pre-industrial levels to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.
The Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, requires Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs). These NDCs represent targets and actions for the post-2020 period.
Per its NDC, Thailand intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from the projected business-as-usual (BAU) level by 2030 (unconditional). The level of contribution could increase up to 25 percent, subject to adequate and enhanced access to technology development and transfer, financial resources and capacity building support through a balanced and ambitious global agreement under the UNFCCC.
The business-as-usual projection from reference year 2005 is in the absencce of major climate change policies: BAU2030 emissions amount to approximately 555 MtCO2e.
Last modified: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:39:10 CET