Prayut shows off Thailand’s climate achievements at COP26
In his speech at the 26th Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha proudly announced that Thailand had cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent in 2019.
He pointed out that this reduction far exceeded the target of a 7 per cent reduction by 2020 that had been set in 2015 when Thailand joined the Paris Agreement.
Many world leaders are attending the COP26, which kicked off on Monday in Glasgow, Scotland.
The @ThaigovSpokesman Facebook page posted on Tuesday that “PM Prayut told the summit that Thailand is committed to solving climate change problems and will cooperate with every country to achieve the global target, for the future of our children.”
At the summit, Prayut said: “We are ready to upgrade our effort in climate change management to the next level, to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and completely eliminate the emission of greenhouse gases to 0 per cent by 2065.
“We have no ‘Plan B’ when it comes to remedying the world’s climate, as there is no ‘Planet B’ that we can fall back on,” he said. “I would therefore like to urge every country to take care of our planet.”
After the summit, Prayut met other world leaders to discuss ideas as well as invite them to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, which will be hosted by Thailand in 2022. The leaders who Prayut extended the invite to include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British PM Boris Johnson and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.