Phanomsarakham Municipality
Thailand

Population: 6851
Area of jurisdiction: 2.16 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 20% by 2017 (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 ( 2013 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2011

Mitigation actions

Establisment of integrated solid waste management center
The current waste separation plan of the municipality isn't the most effective. The cost of waste collection and management is 1.5 million Baht for the whole province which is roughly 2.5 percent of the municipality's total budget. The management committee proposed purchasing land and building a waste separation center prior to disposal as well as a center to demonstrate how waste can be reused and repurposed. The land will also serve as a facility for employees and the community such as a residence building for employees or serve as a parking lot. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Point collection from Hazadous and Plastic waste Exchange
Since the municipality has plans to expand the city, there are been a rapid increase of community hazardous waste and plastic waste. The municipality oraganized projects for the community called "hazardous waste for an egg" and "collecting points with plastic waste". The municipality invites representatives from the community and custodians from the municipality to work together to separate the two types of waste every Friday. The result was that the municipality was able to collect 5 tons of hazardous waste from the community and 400-500 kg of plastic waste per month. Groups were able to receive 7 baht per kg which totals to an estimated 3,000 Baht income which is used as funding for organizational management and shared among the members. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Transforming wastewater from street vendors and small restaurants into EM
Restaurants in the municipality dispose of their wastewater directly into the sewage system which has caused a grease buildup after which,the municipality has to repair. In order to address this issue, there was a town hearing with the all parties involved to come up with a solution. The municipality supported the idea of having a plastic bin for resturants to collect wastewater and picked up by the municipality to use the EM at the wastewater treatment center. Currently, 17 out of 87 restaurants will participate which is roughly 20 percent. The result is that the EM water can be used to to help with primary treatment in the municipality sewage system. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Community Organic Farming towards Food Security for sufficiecy economy
Choose one community each year to educate them on how to engage in sustainable and self-sufficient agriculture by not using chemicals and follow the philosophy of the King of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Currently, there are 3 prototype communities and 1 farm designated as a learning center. The produce from the prototype farms can be consumed and sold in the center and community which is additional income for the community, decrease expenses and reduces transportation distance for produce delivery from farms far away. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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