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Turning Pakkret into a Low Carbon City

Turning Pakkret into a Low Carbon City
24/11/2014

Thailand

The Thai city of Pakkret, one of DELGSOEA’s original pilot cities, has been selected by the Municipal League of Thailand (NMT) to become one of 16 low carbon learning centres in Thailand.

Pakkret had successfully replicated the best practice from Solo on the Indonesian island of Java, which targeted the problem of unregulated street vendors and the decay of traditional markets. The city managed not only to revitalize an old market hall, but also to revive traditional practices, thereby putting the city on the tourism map of Thailand, attracting cultural tourists.

Clearly, the enthusiasm for change and improvement did not stop there and Pakkret is now part of NMT’s new project replicating the low carbon learning centres that had been so successfully set up in Munangklang, as part of the original DELGOSEA best practice exchange. After some initial training, these 16 cities will act as models on low carbon development with four strategies to reduce carbon emissions: focusing on tree planting, minimizing of waste, becoming energy efficient and aiming for sustainable consumption.

At a workshop on 17-18 October in Pakkret, the city and some of the other ones selected, such as Pattaya and Rayong received some first training to assist them in designing curricula and learning processes. Further trainings took part in other parts of Thailand during October and November, and all 16 cities are gearing up to share their knowledge about sustainability with other municipalities, both from Thailand and further afield.

For more information on Pakkret on www.delgosea.eu:

Pakkret at a Glance