Pong Municipality
Thailand

Population: 6068
Area of jurisdiction: 9 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 ):  2,615 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

light bulb to LED bulbs
From policies geared towards a low-carbon city, the municipal administration has a policy to reduce the power consumption in the offices. In addition, there are measures for all parties / Division to reduce energy consumption and now has a policy and action plan to modify the light bulbs in the office from conventional light bulb to LED bulbs. In the year 2016, roughly 50 light bulbs will be changed on the second-floor of the administration office. If the results are favorable in terms of reducing the units of electricity, the management will extend the change to public lamp in every community. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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a prototype community that doesn’t have a trash bin
There are many problems with waste in the community, including scraps of waste all over and animals digging into the trash. This creates nuisances along with with the Municipal landfill getting full. The municipality has figured out a way to build public participation in reducing waste at the source. The municipality began to understand and explain to the locals and is trying to build a prototype house that doesn’t have a trash bin. The municipal modified the waste collection schedule with each community and mandated that that trash bins are not to be left in front of the home. When waste collection time comes, there will be music which will remind the community. This project has expanded from 1 community to 6 out of 10 communities, resulting in a reduction to one trip instead of two trips per waste collection while also reducing collection time. As a result, there has been no major complaints about garbage again and the public has participated in managing waste in their homes when in the past, they were just consumers. Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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biogas from manure and food scraps.
Most of the villagers also have animals such as cattle, chickens, pigs in the household. In the past, the municipality received complaints from the public about the stench from manure to neighboring homes. The municipality has ideas on how to solve this problem by encouraging farmers to make biogas from manure and food scraps. The municipality borrowed the technology from the media and educational institutions to develop 3 sets of model biogas fermenter for the household. The model tested well during experiments and isn’t expensive to manufacture. The cost is 4,000 baht per set currently being released into the community. In the future, the municipality hopes to work with the provincial livestock and private companies to use pig manure to produce biogas for household use as a substitute for LPG. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Green Office
Continuing the work from the Municipal’s voluntary participation in the Low Carbon City Project with NMT and the EU, there have been follow-up meetings with all departments in the municipality for the integration of low-carbon concept and strategy into every department / division. There are many carbon emissions reduction activities in the office, such as electricity-saving measures, waste campaign for staff to separate their waste, bringing in a glut of recyclables and reusables such as paper, old tires, plastic bottle caps, and plastic bottles. These are used to make things for the municipality and schools such as benches from old tires, desks and chairs for students made from used paper, pillows from plastic bottle caps, and pedestrian tiles from cement mixed with used paper and reusing things for the garden. They also make general purpose cleaners from agricultural waste products such as dishwashing soap, etc. As a result, municipalities reduce the costs from these products as well as being an example to the communities to reduce expenses, generate revenue from these waste materials. These activities also contribute to the overall environmental quality of the city better. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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The oven that uses alternative energy
Agriculture is still the main occupation in this municipality and each year, there are many agricultural products such as bananas and longan left over. There is also the cutting of the branches and burning them for no good reason which pollutes the environment. The municipality then conducted a research to develop two forms of oven that uses alternative energy: 1) solar oven, to reduce the use of electricity used in the preservation of the agricultural products and 2) biomass oven, one with higher heat than usual ovens and able to use the branches to fuel. Currently, municipalities trained group of elders and women's groups to use the ovens in homes. It is used in 120 households or 10% of all homes in the municipality. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Economy Efficiency Learning Centers for Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
Government policy and the management of the municipality wish to promote the philosophy of living a sufficient lifestyle. There has also been a policy to change the area around office into a demonstration and learning center about how to live sufficiently. In an area of ​​about 15 Rai, they are developing 10 learning points, including vegetables, herbs, animal husbandry, cultivation of herbs, garden vegetable, mushroom, and ivy, a nursery, organic fertilizer, edible trees, off-season fauna, and planting rubber trees. The area is then open to the community and other municipalities to study. It is then used to promote the center in the same manner in 8 out of 10 communities in the area. Currently, this area is used as a learning resource center in Pong Municipality where residents and staff use take the produce home to cook and repurpose. This reduces the distance, transportation and saves municipal budget. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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