PaSTI-Thailand held 2 seminars in FY2022.
Since PaSTI-Thailand project launch last year, continuous efforts and cooperation were made between the two countries. In FY2022, two online seminars regarding “Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas, and transparency related scheme(s) in waste production company to implementing Climate Change Act in Thailand” were conducted.
The first online seminar held in September produced the following outputs: 1) identified CO2 (generated by incineration of waste), CH4 (generated by landfilling waste), and N2O as GHG from the waste sector, and methodology in the Japanese GHG emission MRV system and GHG protocols as one of the international standard were introduced as calculation methods for these gases, 2)developed an automatic calculation sheet for GHG based on the same concept as that in Japan and 3)many participants in the business sector agreed that it would be desirable to establish an easier methodology for calculating GHG emissions based on Japan’s experience. The development of an automatic GHG emission calculation sheet (Version 1.0) which requires only entering the amount of waste was welcomed by many participants.
Based on the results of the first seminar, the second seminar was more in-depth. The participants discussed what actions could be taken regarding the methodology for wastes such as solvent waste, solvent-contaminated waste, and oil-contaminated waste. Those wastes were likely to get incinerated as long as they were classified as industrial wastes, however, it is introduced that the IPCC 2006 Guidelines and the Japanese calculation manual can be referred to. The participants discussed those issues for deeper understanding of developing a methodology in the Thailand context.