Thailand Clean Mobility Programme (Thailand Component of Global Project TRANSfer III)

Project description

Title: Facilitating the development of ambitious transport mitigation actions (TRANSfer III)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Countries: Thailand
Lead executing agency: Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP)
Overall term: 2017 to 2022

Context

The Thai Government has pledged a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Transport is responsible for one third of greenhouse gas emissions. The result: rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, rising levels of air pollution in Thai cities, and growing traffic congestion that negatively impacts economic productivity and people’s quality of life, especially in metropolitan areas.

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to support the Thai Government in developing a Thai Clean Mobility Programme (TCMP). This is a national programme that supports city administrations in planning and implementing sustainable urban measures and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transport. It also focuses on reducing traffic-related air pollution in Thai cities.

Objective

Thai city administrations are increasingly implementing sustainable policies, instruments and measures, which result in a reduction of traffic-related air pollution.

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Approach

In order to achieve these goals, TRANSfer concentrates on the following three fields of work:

  1. The project is designing a congestion charge model for Bangkok.
  2. It supports the reform of public transport in Bangkok and also promotes the modernisation of the bus fleet.
  3. TRANSfer provides support in establishing a national fund to finance measures and projects that promote sustainable transport.

For the purpose of designing the TCMP, the Thai Government has set up inter-ministerial working groups in line with the programme’s three pillars and TRANSfer’s fields of work to jointly on the detailed design. GIZ is supporting the working groups with background studies and specialist/technical expertise.

As at: January 2021

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