Hat Yai City Municipality
Thailand

Population: 157467
Area of jurisdiction: 21 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 15% by 2020 (2012) 15% by 2020 (2012)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 10% by 2020 (2012) 10% by 2020 (2012)
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 5% by 2030 5% by 2030
Energy efficiency target: 5% by 2016 (2012) 5% by 2016 (2012)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

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

Mitigation actions

Promoting renewable biodiesel from used oil project
Food producers often reduce costs by using the oil for several times or buy a filtered used oil which harmful to consumer health. Municipality has strict measures to check the quality of cooking oil in each stores, and the purchase of used vegetable oil to produce biodiesel. In collaboration with the University, municipality acknowledge people and set used oil buyers unit in the area in order to send these oils to biodiesel production plant with capacity of 1,000 liters and then be sold to the local people, especially the public bus. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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The waste separation in the community Project
Waste is still one of the most important problem of Hat Yai even we already have the waste-to-energy project. As we have a limited landfill area, we need to reduce the waste from its source through various activities including grocery stores and garbage exchange, recycleble bank, EM and organic fertilizer production, Biogas from animal food waste, and hazardous waste redeem points. This project can reduce waste from 298 tons/day to 170 tons/day. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Reduce energy consumption in Hat Yai city project
The cost of the energy is the burden of the municipality.It is not easy for municipality to save on electricity consumption because it may effect to the service. Anyways, municipal office has realized that we must use energy more efficiently to be a good example for the people. Therefore, municipality has initiated a campaign to raise awareness about energy savings in municipal offices, and has appointed a working group to track performance, and uses this measure as the basis for determining bonuses for units that reduce the energy usage. The project has received support from the staff. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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Biogas from wet waste in schoolsBiogas from wet waste in schools
Administrator of Hat Yai has a policy to develope of local courses in government schools about composition, separations, and utilization of the waste through various activities such as food waste separation in the schools and then be fermented to produce biogas. This biogas will be use as fuel for cooking in school instead of buying whole of it. Fermentation residues from biogas can also be used as a fertilizer in the vegetable garden, mature trees, flower in school. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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the waste-to-energy project
Originally our waste dispose to the landfill about 100 rai with 100,000 tons of waste (or around 12.5m height of waste pile), recently we have a problem about not enough landfill. Then, we plan to use the waste disposal system that is efficient and environmentally friendly, gasification ash melting, but the system is highly cost (650 million baht) which exceed the capacity of municipality to perform. Therefore, municipality together with the private sector have invested on waste-to-energy project which can generate electricity of 250 tons per day, 6 MW. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Promotion of Urban farming toward resilience city
The growth of the economy, making the municipal area became an expensive commercial area. So, the city people do not prefer doing agriculture in the area. The foods mostly are export from other cities and lead to risk of chemical contamination and risk of food security in unpredictable disaster such as flooding. Municipality has endeavored to revive the concept of urban agriculture to contribute to food security toward Resilience City by encouraging people to grow their own vegetables at home or any space in the city, developing the bio-gas, organic fertilizer, bio-fermentation, and household products from plants such as dishwashing soap, shampoo, insect repellent, etc. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Local programs to cope flooding in Utaphao River Basin
As flooding was the disaster that Hat Yai are the most vulnerable, we must prepared to cope with flooding by emphasis on community-based. Municipality has addressed the concept of flood response to a local program by integrating this into 4 primary school learning units including house worrking, health education, social, and science to cultivate knowledge of the actual experience in dealing flooding. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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The development of vulnerable groups data base
Lessons Learned From theflooding in 2010, the floods have caused huge damage because public support is delay due to lack of infomation of external agencies about the area, route, and the location of vulnerable groups. Municipal has developed the data base of vulnerable groups (children,patient, disable person, the elderly, and pregnant women)who may need help as the first priority. The data base will show on Google map with the gps location in UTM unit. This information will help external agencies work more easily, which will make the rescue more effectively and timely. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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An Update Principal City Plan Project (Revision3)
This project aims to improve the principal city planning of Hat Yai and to provide a framework for local development which will be the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 in accordance with the growth of population, employment, economic, social and environmental resources. Implementation of the project will focus on the participation of all sectors, especially local people. For the result (at present), the the vision for the city planning was set as "green city: development of economic and a better quality of life "as well as the integration plan to cope with the effects of climate change. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Flood Forecasting
This project is the collaboration between Meteorological Department, Royal Irrigation, ACCCRN Programe, and Hat Yai municipality. Flood forecasting will use the mathematical model to predict flooding including rain forecasting by radar data, development of hydrological model by IFAS, Hydraulic model by HEC-RAS. The project aim to cooperate in developing a system to predict floods in Hat Yai and to evaluate a 3-day weather forecast and flood forecast in Hat Yai, as well as to acknowledge community and schools about flood forecasting. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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House support
"Support House" is a priority of the administration to prepare a disaster response plan, provide the house, warning house in risking areas (10 communities), and also database of vulnerable groups (children,patient, disable person, the elderly, and pregnant women), handbook for the flood response, and provide necessary equipments, including life jackets, rope, and radio, and the practise of disaster response plan in each community. So communities can help themselves in the event of flooding. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Flood Warning System
Our city is located in Uthapao river basin. In 2000 and 2010, the city was faced the flooding and cause the damage to life and properties. Municipal had cooperate with Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network: Hatyai City in order to integrate various communications to public i.e. flood warning system, website, disaster response plan at community level, radio network, flooding reports via SMS, LED signs (VMS), hot line 1559 (24 hours), and a radio station (FM 96.0 MHz) . Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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