This publication brings together stories from the Asia Pacific region to demonstrate how this mainstreaming approach can be put into practice and the kind of results we can achieve. The post-2015 agenda promises to be a historical opportunity to adopt a more integrated approach to development, with poverty reduction and environmental sustainability at the heart of this new framework.
Environment and Energy
UNDP Thailand hosted the Annual Seminar of the project on “Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings". This project is a joint collaboration between the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).more
Projects and Initiatives
The arrival of Thailand's national climate change master plan marks the first time that climate change issues have become an explicit goal on the national development agenda. To succeed, though, public finance needs to be aligned to climate change policies. more
Renewable energy is critical to Thailand’s energy independence. As its economy grows, its energy demand will grow along with it. The energy sector in Thailand is the largest source of CO2 emissions, accounting for more than half of the nation’s total CO2 emissions in recent years. If the trend continues, these emissions would increase fourfold by 2020, or an average annual increase of around 4%. The Thai Government has made it a goal to get as much as 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2022. more
Thailand’s protected area system is changing. There are concerns that the size of many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are insufficient to sustain their flora and fauna. Biodiversity within these areas remain under threat from many sources. While the Royal Thai Government, NGOs and other partners have focused efforts on the existing protected area system and other conservation initiatives, the loss of habitat and biodiversity continues through the clearing of forests, infrastructure, and agriculture, as well other unsustainable land uses such as hunting, and poorly-managed tourism development. more
The ‘Water for People’ Partnership: Small Grants Programme’ is a collaboration between the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and UNDP Thailand. It is built on the established mechanism of the Global Environment Facility – Small Grant Programme (GEF/SGP) in Thailand and managed by UNDP to support community environmental conservation work. more
The GEF Small Grants Programme works with communities and other stakeholders by providing grants to community-based and non-governmental organisations to carry out activities that would contribute to securing global environmental benefits. more
- 20 Mar 2015:UNDP and Metropolitan Waterworks Authority holds exhibition to celebrate World Water Day in Thailand
- 06 Mar 2015:New buildings sign up for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings project
- 24 Feb 2015:Regional Technical Dialogue on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions in Bangkok, Thailand
The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) is a joint global programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) working in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe. The PEI programme supports national government efforts to mainstream pro-poor development and sustainable environmental management into both national and local planning and budgeting processes.