Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Thailand’s Transport Sector

Towards a measurement, reporting, and verification system for land transport sector

This report therefore aims to assist in developing an MRV system for the national land transport sector in Thailand by gathering and analysing existing data and the institutional setup of data collection and reporting. All data gathered are are available as an Excel database on request. This report also includes an initial analysis of first steps to be taken by several organisations to improve transport data.

Key facts found in this report:

• Thailand classifies 23 passenger and freight vehicle categories (and a myriad of sub-types) which is too diverse. To match the need of data usage especially for GHG emission calculation, regrouping the types of data are recommended.

• From 2004 to 2014, the number of cars and pick-ups increased by over 10% and 6% respectively, and trucks and two-wheelers by approximately 4% each.

• Annual mileage of private vehicles appears to be decreasing (note: more analysis required).

• About 50% of pick-ups, buses and trucks are older than 10 years, and approximately 20% are older than 20 years.

• Natural gas consumption in the transport sector has increased 10-fold in the period 2007 to 2012.

Language: English
    Authors (alphabetical order):
  • Kerati Kijmanawat
  • Natachai Wongchavalidkul
  • Praj-Ya Sungsomboon
  • Stefan Bakker