Yasothon Municipality
Thailand

Population: 22350
Area of jurisdiction: 9.7 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 5% by 2017 (2014)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: % by 2017 (2014) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2012

Mitigation actions

Energy Saving Campaign
In the last 5-10 years, municipalities have to pay for electricity more than 10 million Baht each year, and in recent years, owing 7 million Baht in for electricity. This resulted in the management to initiate conserving electricity to reduce cost, raise awareness,and reduce CO2 emissions in Scope 2 by doing the following: measures to reduce electricity use in the office, replacing old light bulbs to LED bulbs in office, education buildings, fresh markets, with plans to change a light bulb in the main street of the city public within the 2016 Fiscal year. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Community Participation on WasteSegregation at Source and Landfill Site
The landfill in the municipal area is about 47.2 acres. It was built in 2000 and designed to use for 20 years (2020), but due to the expansion of the city, landfill became full in 2010. The municipality then thought of a way to solve the problem by relying on engineering. It took a lot of effort from all sectors to separate waste prior to disposal to reduce waste going into the landfill. They encouraged 23 communities in the area to establish a fund for the recyclable goods as well as asking for grant from the Environmental Fund to build an Integrated SWM Facility to accommodate waste from both municipalities and 19 LGs around the municipality. To reduce waste even further, the municipality is asking for 20 volunteers from a 2 miles radius to come and separate waste at the landfill. The revenue is divided into two parts with 80% belonging to the people who separated the waste those screened, and 20% to the revenue of the municipality. The municipality receives around 700 USD and individuals about 300 USD which resulted in a 30% reduction in waste from 40 tons per day to 28 tons. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

New Public Park towards livable city
The area in the west of the municipal have land that is along the Chi River and a 48 acres public space that was left uncultivated in the past. The province's urban development policies that focus for local authorities to improve all the landscape and make a land use plan. The municipality administration has initiated the development of the area bordered by Malkin that the new park of the city. The present work has developed the area by planting trees alarm. Develop the necessary infrastructure such as sporting playground, lighted track and space for just the venue of the province and to create a bike lane in the future will have to invest just sport complex. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Reserch on food transportation for food security
From observations, it was noted that sources of staple food for the people in Yasothon were transported from other provinces at a distance beyond 800 km, so there was a study conducted about the transport of food in partnership with Health Promotion Fund. The purpose of the study is to promote food production with reduced transport distance and more healthy. The study was conducted by collecting data by interviewing three groups of manufacturers and transport companies in the municipality area. The study showed that food transport has carbon emissions by up to 800 KgCo2e per day or 300,000 KgCo2e per year, which has resulted in defining a public policy on sustainable consumption at the province level. The study has also initiated the urban farming and biodiversity conservation in the river with one pilot community and extendeding to at least three communities in 2016. Start year  
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Green School
The municipality has three schools in the district, totaling to over 3000 students and are places that use energy and release pollution into the city. The school district has a policy that encourages students to make learning activities to encourage good habits and conserve the environment. Under the royal philosophy to live a sufficient lifestyle, District 3 School is an example of a kindergarten level school with 700 students and holds student activities Day Camp annually. The camp has a demonstration farm to learn about being a farmer. Afterwards, food scraps from the cafeteria and homes were converted to microbial fermented water to water and fertilize the plants in the demonstration farm as well as the farm where garden vegetables were grown for student lunches. Students were taught to use clean water instead of chemical while reducing odors in the sewer. What was left of the fermented water was bottled and sold to parents. Because the issues that the school produces a lot of garbage, they tried to raise awareness by instituting a recycling bank. By working in conjunction with the Department of Environment District 2, students were taught to bring waste from home and received an award for their work. The result is the number of trips to collect garbage at school dropped from two to one per day. The kids that are working on this project are able to work together and earn an income as well. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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