Environment and Energy

  • Burning Bright: UNDP and GEF in the Tiger LandscapeBurning Bright: UNDP and GEF in the Tiger LandscapeThis publication highlights the unique contribution of ten GEF financed, UNDP supported projects in six tiger range countries (Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand), demonstrating how conservation activities in tiger habitat can accomplish more than the preservation of one iconic wildlife species.

  • Climate Change Benefit Analysis CCBA GuidelinesClimate Change Benefit Analysis CCBA GuidelinesThese guidelines are an important step in moving towards changes in the procedures used for planning and budgeting and so embedding climate change within the management routines for public policy and expenditure. Initially, they will be used in a pilot form, with ministries.

  • Parks For Life Parks For LifeThe new book, Parks for Life: Why We Love Thailand’s National Parks, aims to create a better recognition of, and greater commitment and support to protect the country’s rich biodiversity. The publication advocates for investing in the management of protected areas to promote inclusive economic growth that takes the real value of biodiversity and ecosystems into account in decision-making in the country’s development.

  • Building Inclusive Green Economies:Stories of Change from The Poverty-Environment Initiative in AsiaBuilding Inclusive Green Economies:Stories of Change from The Poverty-Environment Initiative in AsiaThe UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) offers a unique way of tackling these issues together by offering policy options to governments on how sustainable use of natural resources can help reduce poverty and maintain economic growth.

  • Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the PacificBiodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the PacificThis book is both a celebration of biodiversity work in the Asia-Pacific region and a cautionary account of what is happening to the ecosystems that support millions of lives and livelihoods in the region.

  • Demonstrating an Assessment of Forest EcosystemsDemonstrating an Assessment of Forest EcosystemsThis publication presents stories and experiences of a Thailand Global Environment Fund (GEF) Small Grants Programme - supported project: Demonstrating an Assessment of Forest Ecosystems, implemented by Khlongrua Tree Bank.

  • Nature is RealNature is RealThis publication presents stories and experiences of collaboration among communities, civil society organizations and relevant sectors in Thailand, to implement the Global Environment (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) projects aimed to protect and rehabilitate ecosystems and natural resources in various aspects, consistent with community livelihoods.

  • Thailand Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR)Thailand Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR)

  • Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOsThere is little doubt that climate change will lead to unprecedented changes in the natural environment, which will in turn affect the way we live, with potentially dramatic consequences on our health, energy sources and food production systems.

  • Charting a New Low-Carbon Route to DevelopmentClimate change planning is an important task not only for national but also for regional governments to move the climate change and development agendas forward. That is why this primer introduces a set of approaches to help sub-national authorities through the whole process of designing their climate change strategy and action plan (Integrated Territorial Climate Plan).

  • Thailand’s Second National Communications to the UNFCCCThe Second National Communication describes Thailand’s national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory status for the year 2000 up to the year 2004 and contains other relevant information on current and planned adaptation and mitigation measures in the country.

  • Minus 2°: Cooling Down the Planet with Both HandsThrough this initiative, UNDP Thailand provides its policy expertise to Thailand’s cities to partner them in becoming more environmentally sustainable, while ensuring high standards of accountability and transparency. To tackle climate change is not only an issue on the national but also on the local level and every action which results in more environmentally friendly practices can be considered a success.

Our Work - Environment and Energy
Responding to Climate Change


UNDP works closely with the Royal Thai Government and NGOs as a partner in the protection of Thailand's environment. The UNDP Thailand Country Programme supports national mechanisms in environmental policy and regulation, community management of natural resources, and developing knowledge management around environmental initiatives and policy advocacy. Specific projects include building national capacity to facilitate the implementation of obligations under international environmental conventions, climate change finance, renewable energy, and small grants programmes.