The Mae Fah Luang Foundation has joined the Government of Thailand to the UN Climate Change Conference 2017 or COP23 during 6 – 17 November 2017. Through the exhibition and side events held at the Thai Pavilion, we have been sharing our experiences in Reforestation projects as a means to climate change mitigation.
Dr. Sandro Calvani, Senior Advisor on Strategic Planning, gave a presentation with Ms.Sofia Krauss from GIZ on the partnership between the MFLF and GIZ under the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD). We portrayed the linkage between illicit crop cultivation and deforestation, and the need to tackle both problems through human development. This approach has been proven successful in the case of Thailand, with the experiences to share with many other countries through the partnership with GIZ.
Mr. Thanapong Duangmanee, Environmental Engineer, shared the Foundation’s experiences in project level REDD+ development at Doi Tung Development Project, which has already registered on the Thai voluntary carbon market. Together with the works of the Thai Royal Forestry Department also presented in the same session, Thailand aims to halt deforestation for 100 percent by 2030 as pledged on the New York Declaration.
For the second week of COP23, our representative will join the side event titled ‘Sufficiency Economy Philosophy: a Practical Approach towards Sustainable Development’ at the Thai Pavilion on 15 November.

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