Population: 68.86 million (2016)
GDP per capita: 6,000 USD
Carbon Emissions: 4.62 metric tons per capita
Paris Climate Agreement: Ratified
Number of MPS students: 2
Thailand economy based largely on agriculture which can be easily affected by climate change. The occasional drought during the summer mouths and the floods in the rainy reason makes it hard for farmer to grow crops. Water is also vital to this economy and the available water has been polluted due to global warming.
Thailand faced a huge tsunami in 2004 with the magnitude of 9.1 – 9.3 killing large amount of people. Thailand has been highly dependent on natural gases for electricity and fossil fuels account for over 80% of the country’s total energy consumption. 39% of total energy consumption was oil in 2010. The late king of Thailand support sustainable development and support conservation for the forest and endangered animals. The invention of new technologies for energy is being hugely funded. Thailand energy policy makers are creating a big target for renewable energy to 40 percent of all energy sources by 2036 which is increase in 15 percent from previous target. Hydro power works best for Thailand due to its fast flowing rivers.