11 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday expressed Thailand’s willingness to fight climate change, aiming to reach carbon neutrality in 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065. He was addressing the World Leaders Summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

He said, with the adequate, timely and equitable support, through technology transfer and cooperation and, most importantly, the availability of and access to ample green financing facilities, Thailand can increase our Nationally determined contributions (NDC) to 40% and reach carbon neutrality in 2050.

The Prime Minister also underscored the utmost importance Thailand attaches to the problem of climate change and the country’s readiness to collaborate with all countries and sectors to reach the world’s common goal for future generations.

In 2015, Thailand also participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and became one of the first parties to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

In closing, the Prime Minister called for every nation to care for and protect our world, since there is no ‘Plan B’ for climate action as there is no ‘Planet B’.