TAT Promotes | Low-Carbon Tourism
BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a MoU with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (TGO) and the Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA) to promote low-carbon tourism and implementation of climate action for sustainability.
Under the partnership, TAT will be prominently involved in technical workshops with the TGO and TEATA to enhance understanding of the impacts of climate change and to strengthen competency development of tourism industry members on low-carbon initiatives.
TAT strengthens tourism sustainability commitment through low-carbon initiatives; Tung Prong Thong in Thailand pictured
TAT has been promoting awareness of green tourism with the long-established 7 Greens project.
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said: “This MOU forms part of the TAT’s ongoing commitment to drive the Thai tourism industry towards safe and sustainable travel in line with Thailand’s Bio-Circular-Green or BCG Economic Model and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. This is under the goal of making tourism part of Thailand’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by no less than 50 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents.
“TAT will also encourage tourists and travellers to support the sustainability of green tourism and enhance their travel experiences with a small or neutral carbon footprint towards the goal of achieving sustainable net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.”
TGO Director Kiatchai Maitriwong added: “Tourism is responsible for roughly eight per cent of the world’s carbon emissions, and this MoU will lead the Thai tourism industry towards greater understanding of climate change and the implementation of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from tourism.”