Kokkruat Municipality
Thailand

Population: 7192
Area of jurisdiction: 3.2 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 15% 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 5% by 2017
Energy efficiency target: n/a % by 2017 (2012)
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: 2012

Mitigation actions

produce compost from organic waste
The study on waste composition found that 60% of waste was organic; a source of greenhouse gas emission is and requires the budget to eliminate up to 72,000 USD per year. The municipality has plans to establish a factory to produce compost from organic waste by applying the idea from a royal project and build a concrete pond with 5 chambers where each channel can accommodate 600 kg of waste. The project is currently in the design stage and waiting for the construction budget. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Looking for Funding
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Energy saving at the office
In the past, the municipality had to pay 2,000 USD for electricity per month. In conjunction with the study from Mahasarakham University that revealed overexposure to electricity may affect the health which is blurred vision. Since 60% of electricity usage is from air conditioning, municipality executives decided to decrease use from 8 hours to 5 hours per day, where the staff have a habit of using energy more efficiently. This decreased energy usage from 83,000 Kw in 2012 to 60,000 Kw in 2014.By the year 2016, municipality set the budget to continue the project by switching to LED light bulbs. In the past, the municipality had to pay 2,000 USD for electricity per month. In conjunction with the study from Mahasarakham University that revealed overexposure to electricity may affect the health which is blurred vision. Since 60% of electricity usage is from air conditioning, municipality executives decided to decrease use from 8 hours to 5 hours per day, where the staff have a habit of using energy more efficiently. This decreased energy usage from 83,000 Kw in 2012 to 60,000 Kw in 2014.By the year 2016, municipality set the budget to continue the project by switching to LED light bulbs. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Make merit by recyclable waste
The municipality has created activities for people to separate garbage from the source as much as possible. For recyclables, the municipality makes a public service announcement every year at the Loy Krathong festival, since there are many people in attendance. The municipality asks people to bring recyclables to donate to the temple where it will be sold with proceeds being donated to the temple. The public was very cooperative, bringing money and recyclables to donate to the temple. The project began with receiving 200 USD to 1000 USD per temple, which would bring the money to spend on charitable activities. The municipality has created activities for people to separate garbage from the source as much as possible. For recyclables, the municipality makes a public service announcement every year at the Loy Krathong festival, since there are many people in attendance. The municipality asks people to bring recyclables to donate to the temple where it will be sold with proceeds being donated to the temple. The public was very cooperative, bringing money and recyclables to donate to the temple. The project began with receiving 200 USD to 1000 USD per temple, which would bring the money to spend on charitable activities. The municipality has created activities for people to separate garbage from the source as much as possible. For recyclables, the municipality makes a public service announcement every year at the Loy Krathong festival, since there are many people in attendance. The municipality asks people to bring recyclables to donate to the temple where it will be sold with proceeds being donated to the temple. The public was very cooperative, bringing money and recyclables to donate to the temple. The project began with receiving 200 USD to 1000 USD per temple, which would bring the money to spend on charitable activities. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Biogas from organic waste
From the People Participation on Waste Management at the Source project, the municipality is able to receive 800 kg of organic waste per day. The municipality received a budget from the Department of Energy to establish a facility to produce biogas from organic waste collected from the community. The waste are collected and crushed prior to going into the biogas digester. During the first phase, the biogas is connected to 26 households. But later, the gas is used as fuel to power generators for the organic waste crusher. As a result, the electric power applied to the crusher was reduced from the average of 500 Kw per month to about 400 Kw per month. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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People partcipation on waste management at souce
Since the municipality didn’t have a waste disposal place, they rented a privately owned land as a land fill but the citizens opposed so they have to dispose the waste in another municipality. The municipality has to pay 5,000-6,000 USD per month for shipping and the elimination waste. The municipality then tried to find ways to reduce waste from source by training community leaders, residents, owners of bed and breakfast establishments, and factories in the area. They then studied the composition of the waste to find out the true cost of disposal to create fee reduction incentives for storing the waste at the source to ensure that the amount of waste does not increase. The municipality is also creating a model community to reduce waste bins and continuous waste separation to keep the increase of garbage constant as the population increases. The municipality receives 800 kg of organic waste per day where some are used to produce biogas. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Community rice mill
Since the majority of the population consists of farmers, in the past, the price of rice in the market was very low which caused the integration of the rice farmers in the area to come together as a community enterprise and invested for a rice milling factory together to produce and distribute rice to people in the community. After, the municipality gave additional funding by allowing them to borrow farmer equipment and help distribute rice from the mill. This project provided the community with clean, safe and cheap rice consumption throughout the year and reduced transportation cost. Currently, the group has 50 members and is a learning center for how to produce organic rice. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Plant genetic conservation project under the royal initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
With the expansion of the municipalities that is situated on high terrain, area has very little arable land. Most of which are located around the municipality, so they are interested in joining the plant genetic conservation project under the royal initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn with the aim to provide local conservation of biological resources, flora, fauna, historic monuments and traditional knowledge. It began with survey data and analyzed in order to make a conservation plan, benefit from, and disperse.1) establishment of conservation genetics pitch for the general public, 2) declared an area to protect the resource at Nong Wa pool 3) as learning resources for youth and the general public. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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