SCP

“Save Water Save Samui”

For the sustainable tourism of Koh Samui, the SCP Policy Project in coordination with the Samui Municipality and the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) is willing to share a set of communication materials concerning to “Save Water Save Samui”. The aim is to raise awareness of tourists in effective use of water while staying on Koh Samui. Various kinds of information and call for actions materials for hotels are freely available for download. The materials include short animation, call for actions stickers, tent card, poster, games, quiz under the logo “Save Water Save Samui”. For more information please contact us: scppolicy.thailand@gmail.com

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  • Information Seminar on Green Procurement in Bangkok
    27 Aug, 2014

    Information Seminar on Green Procurement in Bangkok
    27 Aug, 2014

    On 27th August 2014, Pollution Control Department (PCD) together with the “SCP Policy Project - Thailand” organised an Information Seminar on Green Procurement in Bangkok. The seminar was opened by Director General of PCD, Mr Wichien Jungrungruang, and later the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Mrs  Mingquan Wichayarangsaridh, presented awards to public organisations and companies, which had made special efforts to promote Green Procurement. 400 persons participated in this seminar. Together with the 600 participants at 4 green procurement seminars around the country earlier this year, PCD and the Project have reached 1000 person with information about Green Procurement.

  • Dancing contest in Panat Nikhom to communicate use less plastic bags
    26 Jul, 2014

    Dancing contest in Panat Nikhom to communicate use less plastic bags
    26 Jul, 2014

    Together with Panat Nikhom Municipality, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion the “SCP Policy Project” organised a dancing contest in order to communicate the message on using reusable shopping bags instead of receiving lots plastic bags when shopping. In total 23 groups of citizen had created their own dance and presented it for thousands of inhabitant, which thereby received the message. There were also a number of games, where people should answer question concerning waste minimisation and thereby win small presents, among others reusable shopping bags. The event marked the end of the information campaign in Panat Nikhom, which should help the municipality to reduce the amount of waste. The effect of the information campaign will be measured and reported.

  • Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industry Minister opens Seminar on “Development of Green Industry Network (GI5)”
    24 Jul, 2014

    Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industry Minister opens Seminar on “Development of Green Industry Network (GI5)”
    24 Jul, 2014

    Thursday 24 July the Permanent Secretary and Acting Industry Minister, Dr. Witoon Simachokdee, opened a Suppliers Seminar on “Development of Green Industry Network (GI5)”, organised by Ministry of Industry, Department of Industry Works and SCP Policy Project at Hotel Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bangkok. Dr. Witoon emphasised the environmental and economic benefits of the ministry’s “Green Industry Mark” and encouraged private companies to apply for the mark, since the green business will lead to sustainable development of the society, economy and environment. In total more than 200 people participated in the seminar.

  • HRH Princess Srirasmi visit again this year “SCP Policy Project” booth
    5 Jun, 2014

    HRH Princess Srirasmi visit again this year “SCP Policy Project” booth
    5 Jun, 2014

    Again this year HRH Princess Srirasmi visited the booth of the “SCP Policy Project” at the World Environment Day exhibition in Siam Paragon Conference Center, 5 June 2014. This is the third year the Princess is visiting the Project’s booth and receives brief information about the Project’s on “reducing waste”. Each year Department of Environmental Quality Promotion organises the celebration of the World Environment Day and as usual the “SCP Policy Project” is invited to participate.

  • SCP Monitoring in Thailand.
    6 May, 2014

    SCP Monitoring in Thailand.
    6 May, 2014

    Together with Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), the “SCP Policy Project – Thailand” organised a Workshop in Ratchaburi, 6 - 7 May, in order to discuss Thailand’s future SCP monitoring system. Project Short Term presented suggestions for indicators within the three selected areas, “Green Procurement”, “Green Industry” and “SCP awareness”, and the participants, among others those supposed to provide the basic data, commented on the data availability, quality, etc.

  • Green Industry Mark – Status for pilot activities
    8 Jun, 2014

    Green Industry Mark – Status for pilot activities
    8 Jun, 2014

    Together with Department of Industrial Works (DIW) and Green Industry Promotion Office (GIPO), within the Ministry of Industry, the “SCP Policy Project – Thailand” is assisting 10 leading companies to get certified according to the ministry’s “Green Industry Mark”. The certification system includes 5 levels, where the companies have to implement different kinds of environmental measures. Two companies have reached the level four (“Green Culture”), among others the world’s largest rice mill, CPI, and CPF, which produce fresh chicken meat and readymade meals. The two companies will now prepare for level 5, where the challenge is to help their 1st tier suppliers to reach level 2 or 3, and to conduct a survey, where 70% of their neighbours express their satisfaction about the company (opinion survey). The “SCP Policy Project – Thailand” will help with training the suppliers and develop the methodology for the opinion surveys.

  • SCP Awareness Campaigns in Panat Nikhom and Samui municipalities.
    1 Jun, 2014

    SCP Awareness Campaigns in Panat Nikhom and Samui municipalities.
    1 Jun, 2014

    Together with Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP), the “SCP Policy Project – Thailand” is organising information campaigns on Sustainable Consumption and Production in two municipalities, Panat Nikhom and Samui. The purpose is to find effective ways to communicate the idea of SCP to ordinary citizens. In Panat Nikhom, waste minimization and reduction use of plastic bags is the theme. The information campaign started from May and around end of July 2014, there will be a dancing contest based on the song about reducing plastic bags. During 2 -4 May, the Project organized a booth in Phanat Nikhom, offering a lot of edutainment activities e.g. quiz and games in order that, participants will know more about the environmental impacts and life cycle of plastic bags. 

    In Koh Samui, a popular island among tourists, the theme is water saving. The information campaign was held on 1st June 2014 at Centralfestival Koh Samui. Different campaigning materials encouraging tourists to take part in water saving actions are produced and will be distributed.

  • Seminars and trainings to promote Green Procurement in Thailand
    3 Jun, 2014

    Seminars and trainings to promote Green Procurement in Thailand
    3 Jun, 2014

    The Pollution Control Department (PCD) together with the “SCP Policy Project – Thailand” organised 4 Roadshows and Training-of-Trainers in order to promote Green Procurement (GP) among regional governmental offices and local authorities. The events took place in Pattaya (3-4 April), in Phuket (29-30 April), in Chiang Mai (15-16 May) and Khon Kaen (3-4 June).  Total number of participants is more than 600 people. Besides, the Green Public Procurement Promotion Plan of PCD and procurement regulation, the participants learnt more about the Life Cycle Costing (LCC) concept, considering the environmental impacts of a product from cradle to grave. Moreover, the Mayor of Phanat Nikhom Municality, Vijai Amaralikit, the Deputy Mayor of Phuket Municipality, Kawee Tunsukatanun and the Deputy Mayor of Khon Kaen Municipality, Julanop Tongsopit shared the experiences about Green Procurement and environmental protection activities of their municipalities.  In this regards, PCD produced a set of handy GPP handbook, which composes of 3 volumes. You can download all here. 

    GPP Handbook Vol. 1 Vol. 2  Vol. 3

  • Meeting on the SCP awareness survey result
    12 Dec, 2013

    Meeting on the SCP awareness survey result
    12 Dec, 2013

    DEQP together with EU-SCP Policy Project have conducted SCP awareness of local authorities i.e. large and medium sized municipalities in Thailand in order to be used and basic information to further develop SCP work at local level

    In this stakeholder meeting, the results will be presented to relevant parties i.e. 26 municipalities involving in the interview and related agencies working in SCP fields. 

    Download: Meeting documents and pictures

     

  • SCP Thailand Video Award "Save the World for the Next Generation"
    4 Dec, 2013

    SCP Thailand Video Award "Save the World for the Next Generation"
    4 Dec, 2013

    On 4 December 2013, the EU SCP Policy Project announced the results of the SCP Thailand Video Award "Save the World for the Next Generation" in cooperation with the Thai Environment Day at Impact Arena. The winners are:
    1st rank „Save the Earth“ from Mr. Dissapong Wongaram and Miss Chakkanata Pengudom;
    2nd rank; no awarded video;
    3rd rank “Start by yourself” from the Dusit Thani College, Pattaya; led by Mr. Weerapat Kirdthongmee and Mr. Kittikhun Nga – nium;
    4th rank “Start by yourself to save the World” from Mr. Sarun Jaikaew
    5. Preis “Save the World for the Next Generation” led by Mr. Fawad Ahmed Najam and Mr. Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan.

  • Preparation Workshop on GI Mark Level 4
    15 Nov, 2013

    Preparation Workshop on GI Mark Level 4
    15 Nov, 2013

    On 15th November 2013, the Project organized collaboration workshop “Preparation Workshop on GI Mark Level 4” at Novotel Bangna – Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok. The objective of this workshop is to prepare the 10 lead companies for documentations for Green Industry Mark Level 4 (Green Culture) assessment and share experience among companies. Altogether there are about 30 participants including representatives from the lead companies, auditors from DIW, project team and experts. The workshop results in common understanding on Green Industry Mark level 4 assessment and documentation. 

  • European Union supports Thailand in Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
    3 Oct, 2013

    European Union supports Thailand in Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
    3 Oct, 2013

    "Stimulating producers and consumers throughout the product life cycle, which ranges from materials extraction, production, packaging and distribution, to usage and end-of-life management, is essential to achieving the goals of sustainable consumption and production"

    For the last two years, the SCP Policy Project being implemented by the Thai government with the support of the European Union, has been promoting the need to minimize environmental impacts from production and consumption. To review the project's progress and plan activities for the next year, the workshop was held on 3 and 4 October 2013 and examined various activities including the implementation of policy instruments. The progress and activities of the last year can be summarized as follows:

    Supporting policies – With the cooperation of the Office of National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) and the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), the project produced a baseline report and made recommendations on SCP indicators in relation to the Environmental Quality Management Plan (2013–2016). During its last year, the Project will support the monitoring of Green Public Procurement (GPP), Green Industry and SCP Awareness.

    Promoting sustainable consumption – The Project in cooperation with the Pollution Control Department (PCD) finished a report on GPP Promotion strategies for the public and private sector and compiled a report on the GPP online survey. The results were collected from website users, all of them procurers in government agencies. Moreover, a GPP Stakeholder meeting with relevant organizations was held in order to collaborate with relevant organizations under the draft GPP Promotion Plan (2013–2016). In the last year, the project will support PCD in publishing a GPP handbook and organize training for procurers in different regions of Thailand and will also promote local environmentally friendly products.

    Promoting sustainable production – Since the Ministry of Industry introduced the Green Industry Mark (GIM) in 2011, the SCP Policy Project together with the Department of the Industrial Works (DIW) has been supporting manufacturers in three main sectors: food, building materials and automotive parts. Seminars have been held to announce and discuss the criteria of the Green Industry Mark. Nine leading companies are currently participating in the Project’s activities to build their green supply chains.

    Changing behaviour of general public – Involving local authorities in sustainable consumption and production is vital. The Project has therefore worked with the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) in conducting a survey of SCP awareness both in form of questionnaires and through interviews with officers in municipality offices, key individuals in the private sector and the communities of selected 26 municipalities (medium and large size). Pilot municipalities will be selected for the application of SCP information campaigns.

  • Thai Government Supports Green Public Procurement
    30 Jul, 2013

    Thai Government Supports Green Public Procurement
    30 Jul, 2013

    Even though an increasing number of people are concerned about environmental problems, for most consumers the decision whether or not to purchase an item relies far more on price than environmental impact. For example, a normal florescent lamp is cheaper than an eco-lamp. However, if its operation, lifespan and energy consumption are taken into consideration, then the eco-lamp works out cheaper, as it reduces electricity costs. Moreover, users do not need to replace lamps often, thus reducing the amount of hazardous waste.

    To change consumer behaviour and to reduce the environmental impacts that come about from production and consumption, the Pollution Control Department (PCD) and the Environmental Quality and Laboratory Division, have supported green procurement in line with the 1st Green Public Procurement Plan (GPP) (2008-2011). The main target group was governmental departments. 170 offices adopted and applied the GPP in their procurement, for example in selecting green hotels. It is estimated that during the 1st GPP Plan, a reduction of 25,685 tons of CO2 was made.

    In the 2nd GPP Plan (2013-2016) products, services and target groups will be expanded. Moreover, the Eco-design Life Cycle Assessment, which helps to create green consumers networks, will be also promoted. In order to increase green consumption, stronger coopera-tion between the public and private sectors and various organizations is a must. Therefore, a stakeholder meeting to promote GPP was organized in July.

    The aim of this meeting was to create a common understanding with relevant organizations, among them the Comptroller General’s Department (CDG), the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), the Thai Environment Institute (TEI), the National Municipal League of Thailand (NMT) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).It also aimed to get feedback on approaches on how to promote green procurement to all target groups.

  • Participation in Workshop on Sustainable Consumption in Nepal
    21 Jun, 2013

    Participation in Workshop on Sustainable Consumption in Nepal
    21 Jun, 2013

    Ms Araya Nuntapotidech, Deputy Director General of Pollution Control Department (PCD), participated in a workshop on Sustainable Consumption, organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  and the Nepalese Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment during 20 - 21 June 2013. Ms Araya presented Thailand’s efforts to promote sustainable consumptione.g. green public procurement, and acted as a co-chair for a panel discussion on “Future Solutions on Sustainable Consumption”.

    More about the Asian policy makers discuss sustainable consumption policies in Kathmandu

  • Thai delegation at SWITCH - Asia Annual Networking Meeting
    19 Jun, 2013

    Thai delegation at SWITCH - Asia Annual Networking Meeting
    19 Jun, 2013

    About 20 people from Thailand participated in this year’s SWITCH - Asia Networking Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal. Representatives from the counterparts of the SCP Policy Project (the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the National Economic and Social Development Board) organised a thematic session on the SCP monitoring system, in order to present the Thai initiatives to monitor SCP as well as get information on similar initiatives in other countries in the region.

    More about the SWITCH-Asia Meeting 2013

    More about the thematic session "SCP Monitoring System" 

  • Study Tour to Denmark and Sweden
    15 Jun, 2013

    Study Tour to Denmark and Sweden
    15 Jun, 2013

    During 8 – 15 June 2013, 17 representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the National Economic and Social Development Board as well as two staff from the SCP Policy Project spent one week in Denmark and Sweden to learn, how sustainable consumption and production (SCP) is promoted in the European Union and in the two Nordic countries. The Thai delegation visited the European Environment Agency, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency as well as a number of organisation and companies e.g. Rockwool International, Volvo, Dyssekilde Eco-Village, Lynetten’s Wind Power, which implement different kinds of SCP measures. 

    The report is now available.

  • Launching of the SCP Thailand video Award
    5 Jun, 2013

    Launching of the SCP Thailand video Award
    5 Jun, 2013

    The SCP Thailand Video Award was launched by Mr Jatuporn Buruspat, Director General of Department of Environmental Quality Promotion and Mr Niels Juul Busch, the Team Leader of the SCP Policy Project, in connection with the celebration of the World Environment day. The topic is “Save the World for the Next Generation” In this regard, Mr Niels Juul Busch,  encouraged everybody with good ideas concerning sustainable consumption and production (SCP) to make a video clip and thereby participating in the Video Contest, funded by the SCP Policy Project.

    More information and application and consent form are available to be downloaded.

  • Planning Workshop a Roadmap for the Green Industry Leader - Green Network
    4 Jun, 2013

    Planning Workshop a Roadmap for the Green Industry Leader - Green Network
    4 Jun, 2013

    The manufacturers in three industrial sectors: food, construction materials and automotive parts, are interested to green their supply chain. These efforts are to achieve the Level 5 of the Green Industry Mark (Green Network), which requires cooperation on environmental activities from relevant stakeholders, community around factories, and consumers. The efforts have to be recognized successfully, continuously improved and sustainable.

    In this meeting, manufacturers not only received information about qualification of the Green Industry Mark but they also expressed their opinions about the policy to the officers from the Ministry of Industry.

    The presentation from the workshop are available.

    Agenda

    Information on the SCP Policy Project

    Objective and Criteria of different Levels of Green Industrial Mark

    Practical steps towards GIM 5

    Eco-Product Trend: Market and Opportunities of Eco-products

    Green Supply Chain in Autopart Sector

    Work Plan of the Project

  • SCP Thailand Video Award.
    31 May, 2013

    SCP Thailand Video Award.
    31 May, 2013

    Sometimes, we are not aware of how much natural resources (water, wood, crude oil, natural gas etc.) have been extracted to produce the goods we consume. The production of the goods pollutes the air, water and soil and much energy is needed in the use phase of, e.g. cars and air-condition. After use the goods becomes waste that is disposed of on landfills, which may contaminate water and soil.

    How will the world look like in the next 50 – 100 years if we continue like this?Anyone can change to future today.

    If you have some good ideas on how to “Save the world for the next generations”, show it in a video clip, send it to us and win a prize. Your clip should raise the awareness of people to change their behaviour for a more sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

    More information    Application and consent form

  • Green Market Transformation Seminar
    20 Feb, 2013

    Green Market Transformation Seminar
    20 Feb, 2013

    On 20th February 2013, at Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel, the SCP Policy Project in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, hosted a seminar under the topic "Green Market Transformation" aiming to promote understanding of concept and process of transformation towards Green Market among industrial entrepreneurs and stakeholders. The "Green Industry Mark" was initiated by Ministry of Industry in 2011 with the objective to engage industrial entrepreneurs in developing the whole supply chain towards Green Market A target of 100 pilot participating factories under this project has been agreed upon .

  • SCP Consultation Workshop
    10 Sep, 2012

    SCP Consultation Workshop
    10 Sep, 2012

    Deputy Director General of Department of Industrial Works, welcomed the participants at the Consultation Workshop on "Green Industry Mark to Stimulation Sustainable Production" at Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok, 10th September 2012.

  • SCP’s Kick-Off Event
    5 Jun, 2012

    SCP’s Kick-Off Event
    5 Jun, 2012

    HRH Princess Srirasmi was informed about the "SCP Policy Project" by Mrs Sutthiya Chantawarangul, the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, at the Project's Kick-Off Event, which was part of the celebration of the World Environment Day at Siam Paragon Conference Center, Bangkok, 5 June 2012.

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