Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH7) Advancing Thailand’s Access to GCF

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission
Start Date Q1  Feb 9 2018
End Date q1 May 31 2019
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 158,054
Budget Percentage 74%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 117,151.31
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 158,054.2
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

To continue the momentum from Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness support in 2016, Thailand has successfully developed its Country Programme, criteria for no objection procedure, and other necessary elements. With these necessities in place, the country would be in a better position to pursue opportunities to work more closely and collaboratively with the GCF. Nonetheless, there are few key challenges preventing the country to effectively access to the GCF resources. These are i.) limited technical capacity of the National Designated Authority (NDA) in assessing potential GCF projects; ii.) unidentified priority sector for project pipeline development; and iii.) the need for private sector engagement in developing the sector investment plan. 

The project objective is thus to assist Thailand to be ready to access GCF’s resources and on track to achieve its Nationally Determined Contributions targets of reducing GHG emissions by 20-25% from Business-As-Usual by 2030. The project consists of three components. First, the project will provide the necessary technical assistance through a pool of experts for the project evaluation to the NDA so that its project evaluation process, which requires various types of skills, can be strengthened. This will allow the GCF no objection procedure to be facilitated since the NDA will play a critical role in approving potential projects. Second, the project will explore and develop a rigorous investment plan, resource mobilization plan and a potential GCF project pipeline for the industrial sector and update the Country Programme with the list of potential projects. Based on the Thailand’s NDC Roadmap, the industrial sector is expected to have the largest role in GHG emissions reduction. Third, the project will help at developing the industrial sector investment plan private sector engagement. 

This project aligns with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Thailand’s GHG emissions is reduced and Thailand is closer to meeting its NDC commitments. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments: 

  • 1 Bankable Project: Based on the project pipeline developed under the project, the government and relevant stakeholders can effectively develop bankable projects for GCF and other sources of climate finance 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

  • Total of 2 capacity building activities in the form of two workshops aiming to share opportunity working to develop green project with GCF and seeking stakeholders’ comments on the project pipeline develop under the project. 
  • Total of 1 knowledge products in the form of the project pipeline report and other three assessment reports. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Khan Ram-Indra 

Number of staff provided: Julie Robles