Thai PM vows to increase focus on solving climate change in Thailand during COP26 conference, meets with world leaders

Glasgow –

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha has vowed to increase the focus on solving climate change in Thailand during the COP26, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, being held in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday, November 1st.

During his speech at the World Leaders Summit, the Prime Minister mentioned that Thailand has previously set NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 7% by 2020. However, Thailand has surpassed the target by more than two times before the timeframe.

Prayut also said that Thailand was willing to step up its objectives to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero emissions by 2065 if the country received the support and technology of international cooperation.

“I would like to express Thailand’s readiness to fully increase the focus on solving the climate problem by all means in order to reach international goals and standards,” he stated.

At the end of the meeting, the Prime Minister urged all countries to take care of the world because “we all don’t have a ‘second chance'” in regards to the solutions to climate change. ” because we do not have a “second world” which is our home as this world,” he added.

After the conference, the Prime Minister also greeted and had a brief conversation with world leaders, including the United Kingdom’s PM Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.