Making exports for a low-carbon era

Exports have been Thailand’s important growth engine for many decades. A number of Thailand’s export destinations have shown increasing interest in and support for low-carbon products. Failure to meet global demand for low-carbon products risks Thailand’s competitiveness in international trade. The options are clear: either adapt to the low-carbon market by reducing the amount of […]

Transforming Thailand into a Low-Carbon Economy and Society

By Somkiat Tangkitvanich Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) 1. The Twin Climate Change Challenges Addressing global climate change is crucial for the survival of Thailand’s economy. This involves confronting challenges related to both reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide[1] (“mitigation”), and preparing for more severe climatic conditions (“adaptation”). For instance, mitigation efforts include transitioning […]