Phanat Nikhom Municipality
Thailand

Population: 12555
Area of jurisdiction: 2.76 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 5% by 2016 (2012)
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: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2012 ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Increasing efficiency of wastewater collection and treatment facility
Roughly 30 years ago, the Department of Public Works and Town Planning built a pipe to collect the wastewater as well as a treatment plant. However, the system became worn-out and has not been in operation for 10 years. This caused the untreated wastewater to go directly into the canal which affected the environment in the commnity and the water quality in the canal for 5 km. The manager of the municipality started this project by surveying and designing details on how to improve the efficiency of the collection of wastewater in the municipality with the goal of restoring the wastewater treatment system. The system will be able to treat 5000 m3 of wastewater of the 34000 m3 that is produced per day. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Waste Minimization at Source
Formerly, there were 18 tons of waste that had to be collected per day for which the municipality had to outsource a private company which costs them 1.3 million THB per year. They want to decrease the amount of waste and decrease the amount of carbon released with the following activities: 1) Promotion of waste separation in every household 2) Promote the establishment of a recycle waste bank 3) waste separation during collection 4) Requesting for food vendors to separate fresh food waste to be used as livestock feed 5)Convert fresh waste into environmentally friendly products 6) Promote vendors to reduce plastic bags and use reusable bags 7)Promoting the use of biodegradable plastic bags 8) Advocating for a waste bin for organic waste for every household to separate which will reduce the amount of waste from 18 tons to 15 tons per day and schools will have additional income from selling recycles which will total to 3,000 USD per month. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Green City
The municipality manager set a goal to increase the amount of green space per person to 5 sq m per person in 2009 to 7 sq m per person in 2011 and 9 sq m per person by 2016. In order to do so, the following activities are being implemented: 1) survey and record large trees throughout the municipality, in the community, schools, private land, and public land. 2) Develop the 4 acre of empty land into a green space for the municipality by partnering with Big Tree. 3) Estimate the amount of carbon sequestered by the trees and green space in the municipality. 4) Organize a meeting about conservation and tree survey for children, students and work together to record and make tree species signs. Currently, there are 969 trees in the record with a calculated 85.49 tons of CO2 sequestered. Roughly 2000 trees are in the process of getting recorded and the current green space per person is 7.34 sq m. ขนาด ไร่ เป็น เอเคอร์ Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Increasing efficiency of wastewater collection and treatment facility
Roughly 30 years ago, the Department of Public Works and Town Planning built a pipe to collect the wastewater as well as a treatment plant. However, the system became worn-out and has not been in operation for 10 years. This caused the untreated wastewater to go directly into the canal which affected the environment in the commnity and the water quality in the canal for 5 km. The manager of the municipality started this project by surveying and designing details on how to improve the efficiency of the collection of wastewater in the municipality with the goal of restoring the wastewater treatment system. The system will be able to treat 5000 m3 of wastewater of the 34000 m3 that is produced per day. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Waste Minimization at Source
Formerly, there were 18 tons of waste that had to be collected per day for which the municipality had to outsource a private company which costs them 1.3 million THB per year. They want to decrease the amount of waste and decrease the amount of carbon released with the following activities: 1) Promotion of waste separation in every household 2) Promote the establishment of a recycle waste bank 3) waste separation during collection 4) Requesting for food vendors to separate fresh food waste to be used as livestock feed 5)Convert fresh waste into environmentally friendly products 6) Promote vendors to reduce plastic bags and use reusable bags 7)Promoting the use of biodegradable plastic bags 8) Advocating for a waste bin for organic waste for every household to separate which will reduce the amount of waste from 18 tons to 15 tons per day and schools will have additional income from selling recycles which will total to 3,000 USD per month. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Green City
The municipality manager set a goal to increase the amount of green space per person to 5 sq m per person in 2009 to 7 sq m per person in 2011 and 9 sq m per person by 2016. In order to do so, the following activities are being implemented: 1) survey and record large trees throughout the municipality, in the community, schools, private land, and public land. 2) Develop the 4 acre of empty land into a green space for the municipality by partnering with Big Tree. 3) Estimate the amount of carbon sequestered by the trees and green space in the municipality. 4) Organize a meeting about conservation and tree survey for children, students and work together to record and make tree species signs. Currently, there are 969 trees in the record with a calculated 85.49 tons of CO2 sequestered. Roughly 2000 trees are in the process of getting recorded and the current green space per person is 7.34 sq m. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Green Office
The municipality has plans for a Green Office with the following activities: 1. Advocating to decrease energy use in the work building There is a policy for employees to help conserve energy and a policy to change important elecetronics such as switching to a level 5 energy efficient air conditioner, switching to LED light. This will decrease energy use by 1,500 units or an estimated 10,000 Baht per month. 2. Green procurement The goal for this is clear that there will only be procurements and outsourcing from organizations that are environmentally friendly. The municipality is able to have 18,418 units or 98.71% of products and services be environmentally friendly. There has been a record from 2011-2013. 3. Using a multi-purpose solution produced by the community in place of chemically mixed products such as bathroom cleaning solution, hand soap and dish washing soap. The building used to have these chemically mixed solutions but now, there was a switch to organic mixtures made 100% from herbs such as kaffir lime, lemon, and star apple. This is also used as a source of additional income for those who are low-income earning. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Low Carbon Learning Center and Organic Farming Demonstaration Site towards sufficiency economy
The Phanat Nikhom municipality received monetary award and a budget to support them in various projects to combat climate change and improve the municipality's livability. The project is to develop a 5 acre land that was a landfill into an education center with demonstrations on good conservation behavior and bringing all projects and activities related to reducing carbon emission whether the tree collection project, waste separation and energy production from waste and wastewater, and organic farming. Currently, the land has been prepped and personnels were recruited from both the municipality government and community with a seminar on how to have an efficient organic farm. There has been experimentations with planting a patch of organic plants, making compost in the municipality office and community. The goal is to have a market of environmentally friendly products and be a center of education for other subdistrict administration organizations around ASEAN for other communities to have additional income as well. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Looking for Funding
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Green Household Products from Organic Waste towards Sustainable Community
Since most of the waste in the municipality is biodegradable, there was a seminar on how to convert fresh food waste through microbial fermentation and repurpose as everyday products such as shampoo, dish-washing soap, liquid soap, multi-purpose chemical and use these products in place of commercial products. The goal is to decrease the amount of organic waste, reduce the use of chemicals and costs while generating additional income while creating a sense of community by working together to improve the environment. The municipality also wishes to conserve traditional Thai culture of using herbs by gathering a group of members from the 12 community to establish a group called "Save the Earth" which has 60 members. The group is able to reduce organic waste by 500 kg per month and generate 5000 Baht in income from selling these products from herbs. More over, the community is able to come together 15 days a month which creates a sense of unity in the community. The funds from the product sales is used as working capital, organize activities that improves the environment and other purposes that benefit the community and municipality. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
File  
Green Office
The municipality has plans for a Green Office with the following activities: 1. Advocating to decrease energy use in the work building There is a policy for employees to help conserve energy and a policy to change important elecetronics such as switching to a level 5 energy efficient air conditioner, switching to LED light. This will decrease energy use by 1,500 units or an estimated 10,000 Baht per month. 2. Green procurement The goal for this is clear that there will only be procurements and outsourcing from organizations that are environmentally friendly. The municipality is able to have 18,418 units or 98.71% of products and services be environmentally friendly. There has been a record from 2011-2013. 3. Using a multi-purpose solution produced by the community in place of chemically mixed products such as bathroom cleaning solution, hand soap and dish washing soap. The building used to have these chemically mixed solutions but now, there was a switch to organic mixtures made 100% from herbs such as kaffir lime, lemon, and star apple. This is also used as a source of additional income for those who are low-income earning. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File download
Low Carbon Learning Center and Organic Farming Demonstaration Site towards sufficiency economy
The Phanat Nikhom municipality received monetary award and a budget to support them in various projects to combat climate change and improve the municipality's livability. The project is to develop a 5 acre land that was a landfill into an education center with demonstrations on good conservation behavior and bringing all projects and activities related to reducing carbon emission whether the tree collection project, waste separation and energy production from waste and wastewater, and organic farming. Currently, the land has been prepped and personnel were recruited from both the municipality Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Looking for Funding
File download
Green Household Products from Organic Waste towards Sustainable Community
Since most of the waste in the municipality is biodegradable, there was a seminar on how to convert fresh food waste through microbial fermentation and repurpose as everyday products such as shampoo, dish-washing soap, liquid soap, multi-purpose chemical and use these products in place of commercial products. The goal is to decrease the amount of organic waste, reduce the use of chemicals and costs while generating additional income while creating a sense of community by working together to improve the environment. The municipality also wishes to conserve traditional Thai culture of using herbs by gathering a group of members from the 12 community to establish a group called "Save the Earth" which has 60 members. The group is able to reduce organic waste by 500 kg per month and generate 5000 Baht in income from selling these products from herbs. More over, the community is able to come together 15 days a month which creates a sense of unity in the community. The funds from the product sales is used as working capital, organize activities that improves the environment and other purposes that benefit the community and municipality. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
File download