Thailand Activities

Past Activities
National Energy Plan: The draft outline of the NEP has been prepared by EPPO since November 2020 which CASE TH has been supporting through the consultation on the planning as requested. In addition, through extensive consultations with energy and non-energy stakeholders, CASE TH has developed a pathway for Thailand’s energy sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This pathway, derived from several ‘what-if’ experiments, aligns with key principles such as viewing the power sector as a key enabler, leveraging mature technologies, positioning Thailand as a front-runner, and utilising carbon sinks to offset emissions. The resulting report emphasises key strategies in the power, transport, and industry sectors, with actionable steps outlined up to 2030. This energy transition not only benefits the Thai economy but also enhances energy security, environmental sustainability, and reduces air pollution and associated health impacts.

In 2023, CASE TH in collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and other partners co-hosted a two-day event at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre with the aim of raising awareness about the significance of energy transition among the general public. This event also acknowledged the public campaign on “Earth Hour.” The event’s focus topics included general knowledge about energy transition and promoting inclusive energy transition.

On-going Activities

A primary focus of CASE TH is to support the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) in finalising the NEP, which entails providing evidence-based insights for policymaking and enhancing stakeholder engagement across energy and non-energy sectors, as well as the general public.

To address challenges related to the transition away from fossil fuels, CASE TH is conducting a study to analyse the current landscape of the natural gas industry and identify key drivers towards carbon neutrality. This study aims to discuss challenges and provide recommendations for robust policy frameworks, financial support, and international collaboration to facilitate Thailand’s transition away from gas.

Additionally, CASE TH is working to elevate public discourse on the energy transition topic, particularly among the younger generation. Initiatives include organising exhibitions in Bangkok and other provinces to empower young people to actively participate in shaping a sustainable future, emphasising their roles in contributing to a greener and more sustainable world.