Carbon Neutral Tourism Plan For Thailand

A number of key tourism organisations have come together to agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work towards achieving net zero carbon emissions in the tourism industry in the country.

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Interest among travellers and the wider population in sustainable tourism, including net zero carbon emissions, has been rapidly increasing in recent years. The global pandemic has seen a further significant increase in people wanting to travel sustainably.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has worked alongside the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, as well the private sector to make the agreement.

The eight partner organisations will work together to:

  • Jointly develop knowledge related to net zero carbon tourism suitable for the Thai tourism business sector;
  • Support the development of net zero carbon tourism management, drive tourism routes, activities, services, and innovations managed in the Thai tourism and business events industry;
  • Promote a net zero carbon approach within the demand-supply of the Thai tourism and business events industry to manage and access design guidelines and facilitate carbon offsets;
  • Raise public awareness about climate change.

“The MoU signals an important step forward in Thailand’s efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change, both because of the intended goals and the increased cooperation among the government and private sectors the agreement calls for.”

Mr. Yuthasal Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand

The eight partner organisations are the Tourism Authority of Thailand,  Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand (TCC and BOT), Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA), Program Management Unit for Competitiveness (PMU), and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO).

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