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Assessment and Status Report on Just Energy Transition in Thailand

This study assesses the current situation regarding a just energy transition (JET) in the Lampang district of Thailand.

It evaluates the societal, governance, economic, employment, and energy contexts, considering the roles of women and marginalised groups. Each category includes an analysis of key drivers and barriers.

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Thailand aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions between 2065 and 2070, with a focus on phasing-out coal in Lampang by 2051. The report identifies challenges such as the proposed introduction of new coal-fired power generators, highlighting the tension between national policies and local ambitions. It emphasises the importance of comprehensive strategies to mitigate social, economic, and environmental impacts on local communities.

The Mae Moh Green Model underscores early community engagement, transparent information sharing, and the integration of local knowledge. Despite strong support from EGAT, local government, academic institutions, and civil society, significant resistance remains from national stakeholders and mining companies. Recommendations include enhancing human rights, ensuring stakeholder participation, securing international support, promoting economic diversification, and advancing gender justice to create an inclusive and effective policy framework for a just energy transition in Lampang.

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