Thungsong Municipality
Thailand

Population: 27244
Area of jurisdiction: 7.17 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 20% by 2017 (2011)
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 5% by 2017
Energy efficiency target: n/a 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: 2011

Mitigation actions

Biogas from Municipal Organic Waste
The amount of waste throughout the municipality totals to 50 tons per day with 50% of it being organic waste. The municipality decided to construct a system to produce biogas from organic waste. The system is special in that can compress the biogas to make it as efficient as market LPG. Currently, the system is able to support the 4 tons of organic waste. The municipality is asking for the cooperation of 20 restaurants, households, fresh markets, hotels, hospitals, etc. to separate organic waste to put through the biogas production system. In 2013, 300 tons of organic waste produced 13,600 m3 of biogas and used in place of some portion of LPG in a slaughter house-4,500 kg. The municipality saved 100,000 Baht as well as being able to create jobs taking care of pigs. To eliminate food scraps, pieces of the pigs are mixed into the system for more biogas. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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3R1A Plastic and Polystyrine Foam in Municipal School
In the past, vendors that come to sell food and drinks in the municipal school package their goods in plastic and foam resulting in scattered trash. The municipality has put a lot of effort to collect the trash and manage, the mayor then decided to for all schools to reduce plastic and foam use. The Sports School of Tung Song Municipality and Baan Nuea Nong Municipality School are the 2 pioneering schools that are advocating for vendors to use reusable packaging. The public relations team asked parents to prepare food containers for their children to bring to school and the schools prepared bins for waste separation to teach the students and make it a habit. This resulted in a significant reduction in waste. The implementation of this project reduced the burden on both the school and municipality in for waste collection and elimination. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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From Municpal Waste to Energy for Cement Factory
The new landfill is finished but is receiving opposition from the public preventing it from being used. Therefore, the municipality is finding a way to manage the waste at the old landfill and have space for new waste for as long as possible. The municipality decided to work with the private sector, Thai Cement Company to construct a factory to convert waste into fuel and separating waste for recyclable and selling it. The remaining waste is granulated and fermented to reduce humidity. It is then screened to separate organic waste to use as compost and the remnants is sent to the factory to become fuel. Currently, there is 9 tons of waste that go into the system and 3 tons gets turned into fuel selling it to the cement factory for 700 Bath per ton. This project is a good model and waste management for other municipalities. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Integrated Water Management of Trang River Basin
From the year 2005-2005, Tung Song Municipality was heavily damaged from the flood which caused 850,000 USD in damage. The municipality then had an idea for an integrated water management plan with cooperation from all sectors. In determining the management plan, the watersheds were divided into three phases: short-term phase, medium-term phase, and long-term phase. It was successful in alleviating the problem of flooding in the municipality and a network for monitoring and water management was created that was made up of members from the government, private sectors, CSOs and education centers in the 3 watersheds. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Thungsong Global Warming Learning Center
In 2009, Tung Song Municipality participated in the Stop Global Warming project managed by Toyota Motors Thailand and the Center for the Environment, Thailand which led to practical achievement and chosen as the center of environmental education in the region specializing in global warming and climate change. The old building was developed into a permanent exhibition and developed the area around it into a learning space. There were many activities that helped with creating knowledge and understanding how to become more environmentally conscious. The main target are the public citizens, youths, and students from all over the Southern region of Thailand. An average of 3000 visitors come to the center. Evaluations reveal that children have more understanding about this subject. There is also report of a change in behavior, especially in conserving energy and separating waste. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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