Thailand has expressed its intention to reduce greenhouse gases in the energy and logistic sectors by 7-20 percent within 2020 in order to mitigate the effect of climate change and global warming.

The intention was made at the UN Climate Change Conference 2014 being held in Lima, Peru during 1-12 December 2014.

Thailand took part in two sub-conferences: the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 10).

As the head of the Thai delegation to the conference, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Dapong Ratanasuwan gave a speech to show that Thailand has paid great attention to the issues and requested developed nations to take a leading role in reducing the greenhouse gas emission ahead of the next conference to be held in 2015 in Paris, France.

Dapong also presented the philosophy of sufficiency economy initiated by King Bhumibol Adulyadej as part of Thailand ’s national plan emphasising the balance between economic development and environmental conservation.

It is interesting to keep an eye on the stance of nations with large-scale economy, especially those of developing countries after they vowed to give financial subsidy to low-income nations for dealing with the global warming, he said.-VNA