Nong Samrong Town Municipality
Thailand

Population: 39489
Area of jurisdiction: 25 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 5% by 2021 (2011)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a 5% by 2013 (2011)
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: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2011 ):  12,074 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

One plant = Many benefits
In order to follow the initiative of Her Majesty the Queen to increase green space for the community, create a beautiful environment, develop to livable city, and absorb the cardondioxide in the atmosphere, Nongsamrong municipal had create "one plant= many benefits project" by planting "Jatropha curcas L." because this tree has special feature which is fast-growing perennail plant, beautiful and nice odor flowers. Moreover,the seeds can be used to produce biodiesel. Since 2013, municipal along with community have plant more than 200 trees and the survival rate of the trees is about 30%. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Changing waste to be gold Project
The distinctiveness of this project is to create incentives for people to participate in waste separation by using economic principles. Money from selling recyclables will be use as welfare fund for members. First, the municipality had announced to recruit members from the 29 communities, and then they were trained for better understanding about each type of waste.Committee and draft regulations of fund were established. Members will separate waste and sell it monthly; the money will deposite in the fund. There are currently about 6,493 membership, and carbondioxide emissions have been reduce by approximately 108 tons throughout the project period of 3 years (Oct 2013-Nov 2014). Start year 2009
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Improving municipal fleet efficiency
To improve fuel efficiency for municipal fleets, all fleets are well maintained. A workshop was organized to train drivers for fuel-efficient driving techniques. Other measures such as assigning vehicles appropriate to the task, keeping tires properly inflated and performing regular tune-ups. The municipality also organized the Car Free Day event. The activity can reduce gasoline at about 31 liters per month, and diesel at 112 liters per month. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Energy Efficiency in Municipal buildings
To reduce energy consumption in municipal buildings, the team was set up to initiate the energy policy. The energy efficiency measures include set up temperature for air-condition at 25 degree Celsius, using air-condition during 9.30 to 11.30 am and 13.30 to 16.00 pm, regular maintenance all electric appliances. All divisions are requested to implement those measures. The action can save energy cost approximately 800 USD per year. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Waste reduction at the Source
To reduce waste that will be sent to landfill site, the municipality encourages community to reduce waste at their households. The two activities have been promoted which are recycling organic waste by worms and recycling program. There is a pilot community started raising earthworm to digest food scarps from households, the worm casting and worm juice are good fertilizer for plants. Each household can reduce organic waste at 144 kilogram per month. Both activities resulted in waste reduction at 71.7 tons per year. The co-benefits for these actions are the participating communities have extra income from selling the recyclable wastes and fertilizer. Start year 2009
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions