A Study of Thailand’s Carbon Footprint in the Tourism Sector

End of February, Adelphi presented its results from the project “Carbon Footprint Sea of Trat” in Thailand and discussed their implications with local stakeholders from Bangkog, Trat City, Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang.


This project aimed at integrating climate change issues into the local tourism industry as well as supporting local adaptation measures. Adelphi’s tasks included assessing the impacts of climate change in the tourism sector in the area of Koh Chang, a group of islands located in Southeast Thailand. Furthermore, underlying current greenhouse gas emissions were calculated. As a result, mitigation measures to protect the islands’ tourism sector were proposed. Based on the assessment, a special visual software and accompanying handbook were created that will allow to take climate related factors into account. This initiative stems from a previous collaboration between Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).